Evaluates and plans treatment programs. Administers and directs therapy for patients. Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development over the lifespan. Demonstrates the skills necessary for evaluating, interpreting age-specific needs and provides appropriate treatment. Acts under a physician’s prescription and consults with physician regarding treatment.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Gathers data and performs patient evaluations including: objective data, assessment, goal setting and treatment planning.
2. Provides prescribed and appropriate treatment, adhering to precautions, indications and contraindications.
3. Maintains current documentation of all treatment interventions in the medical record as required by insurance and regulatory agencies.
4. Completes discharge planning based on assessment of patient status and post discharge needs.
5. Effectively communicates with patients, families, physicians and colleagues with an emphasis on achievement of functional treatment goals and maintaining a positive work environment.
6. Achieves and maintains targeted productivity as assigned to that cost center and area of service.
7. Observes and respects patients’ rights to confidentiality, privacy and dignity.
8. Evaluates and collaborates treatment plan with the occupational therapist assistant in regards to establishing patient’s goal(s) via direct communications when changes/modifications are needed.
9. Delegates tasks to therapy technicians and assumes responsibility and direct supervision for those tasks.
10. Maintains clinical competencies and professional growth through continuing education, mentoring and self-directed learning.
11. Actively participates in operational and quality initiatives and provides input and feedback to management.
12. Assists and participates with the student clinical interns from affiliating professional programs and provide input on their performance.
13. Participates in a collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues.
14. Demonstrates clinical competencies, which are verified through observation, demonstration and/or testing that associates have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient.
Required Certifications, Registration or Licensure :
Certification by the National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and registration with the State of Michigan.
Licensed in the State of Michigan
Minimum Knowledge and Education :
Achieved entry-level degree from an accredited professional program.
Minimum Work Experience :
Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities :
Displays observational, analytical and creative skills to effectively complete job responsibilities.
Displays interpersonal skills to successfully interact with patients and all team members.
Uses good judgment to act responsibly and independently.
Possesses physical capabilities necessary to complete job duties.
Working Conditions :
Works in a variety of clinical areas with possible exposure to odors, noise, sharp tools, infectious diseases and hazardous materials.
Exposure to stress resulting from clinical and operational demands.
Job requires extended periods of activity, frequent bending and lifting of objects/patients.
The primary intent of this job description is to set a fair and equitable rate of pay for this classification. Only those key duties necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.
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