PURPOSE : Work as part of a trans-disciplinary team and provide assessments, treatment plans, and interventions that include sensorimotor processing, cognitive, and environmental aspects of the client’s life to promote optimal success in the context of their mental health care. The case load includes youth and young adults ages 15 to 25 who either have Severe and Persistent Mental Illness or are newly diagnosed with serious mental illness in a community based setting including clients homes.
- Function as an autonomous Occupational Therapist and provides regional occupational therapy services for early psychosis program. Responsible for the delivery, safety and effectiveness of occupational therapy services
- Meet performance standards for productivity, documentation (including progress notes, assessments, treatment plans and authorization requests), proficiency in clinical model and evidence based practices, quality of care (including engagement and retention), and teamwork.
- Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
- Responsible for client evaluation including initial intake interviews. Formulate diagnosis, and identifies appropriate treatment services. Notify clients and significant other of diagnosis and initial recommendations. Completes written narrative of evaluations and obtains necessary releases.
- May be responsible for case management. Maintain chart notes related to external contracts, obtains pertinent records from other treatment providers, and tracks clients involvement, follow-through and progress in treatment activities.
- Create Occupational Profiles, Performance Analyses, Occupational Therapy Evaluations, and Occupational Therapy Treatment and Intervention plans
- Consult with rehabilitation team to select activity programs and coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities to help patients learn work and school skills and adjust to handicaps.
- Recommend changes in patients' work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities.
- Select activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills within limits of their mental and physical capabilities.
- Provide consultation or follow up support to clients, families, employers/schools and multidisciplinary teams consistent with Occupational Therapy Treatment and Intervention Plans. May train caregivers how to provide for the needs of a patient during and after therapy.
- Co-facilitate family psycho education groups and other groups as appropriate.
- Provide relevant training and education to multidisciplinary team and community members on understanding and improving functional performance.
- Participate in regular individual and team meetings.
- Document and maintain client records to ensure compliance with agency and contract guidelines and confidentiality. Obtain pertinent records from other treatment providers and tracks client’s involvement, follow-through and progress in varied treatment activities. Complete documentation in electronic health record system and Service Activity Logs (S/AL’s) in a timely manner.
- Transport clients in a personal vehicle.
- Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy required.
- Licensed as an Occupational Therapist preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct an mental health crisis assessment, including identifying precipitating events, gathering histories of mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, assessing family, social and working relationships and conducting a mental status examination; complete a five-axis DSM diagnosis; write and supervise the implementation of an Individual Service and Support Plan; and provide individual, family and/or group therapy to address chemical dependency and/or mental health problems.
- Knowledge of community resources and treatment agencies enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs required.
- Knowledge of medications commonly used by client population required.
LifeWorks NW - 15 months ago