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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Call-In)
at Allied Services
SKILLED NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER
Under the supervision the Director of Occupational/Recreation Therapy, the Occupational Therapist is responsible for direct and indirect patient care, staff/family education, and various departmental procedures as listed below.
The Occupational Therapist must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served by his/her department – adult through geriatric. The Occupational Therapist must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span; possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status; interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs; and to provide the care needed as described in Occupational Therapy Department's policies and procedures.
Type of supervision exercised: none. Jobs reporting to this position: none.
Bachelor's of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college required.
Minimum of one (1) year of gerontology experience preferred.
SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Must be cleared by PA State Police criminal history check.
Current licensure as an Occupational Therapist by PA State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.
CPR certification must be obtained and maintained.
Valid PA driver’s license required.
Splinting experience preferred.
Good written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills required for effective interaction with management, staff, patients and visitors.
Proficiency in documentation of patient care required.
Medium work: duties required exerting 25-50 lbs. of force occasionally (approximately 10-33% of shift), and/or 10-25 lbs of force frequently (approximately 33-66% of shift) when transferring patients during ADL training.
Good upper body strength required in the performance of passive range of motion and other related activities.
Position involves standing, bending and working in reaching and strained positions throughout shift.
Ability to transport self throughout facility is required.
ACCIDENT OR HEALTH HAZARDS:
Occasional exposure to blood and body substances.
Exposure to high degrees of temperature when performing thermoplastic splinting techniques.
Exposure to bonding solvents and adhesives.
Works in well-lit therapy department and in units related to patient care.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF JOB:
E = Essential Element NE = Nonessential Element
40% Provides direct patient care including: fabrication and adjustments of splinting/orthotic devices; individualized activities of daily living; evaluations/modifications for wheelchair/gerichair seating, in compliance with OBRA guidelines, with the goal of promoting safety, reducing restraint and maximizing balance and postural alignment; assessment for adaptive feeding equipment; and development of all Restorative Programs upon discharge from OT. (E)
25% Performs all documentation of direct patient care including OT screening, evaluations, weekly progress notes, discharge summaries and the required insurance related forms. (E)
15% Performs OT screening on all new admissions within 24-hours. (E)
5% Participates in Plan-of-Care Program for each patient. (E)
3% Assists with MDS computer entry. (E)
3% Provides supervision and training of OT student interns. Coordinates fieldwork affiliations. (E)
2% Assesses contractures on a quarterly basis on assigned units. (E)
2% Conducts and inservices Nurse Aide orientation class on a monthly basis. (E)
2% Attends professional inservices/conferences to maintain professional competency skills. (E)
1% Provides on-going inservice training in collaboration with the education department. (E)
2% Participates in weekly staffing with the rehabilitation team. (NE)