Occupational Therapist
Terence Cardinal Cooke - New York, NY

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Overview:

The Occupational Therapist is part of a great team who pride themselves in providing Five Star Service. This position assesses, plans, organizes and participates in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, improve activities of dally living and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury. Therapists are expected to be highly motivated, dedicated, compassionate professionals to all our clients customers.

Responsibilities:

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1. Provide Five Star Customer Service to all internal and external customers 100% of the time.

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2. Contributes to the overall performance in attaining the four following results: High quality care, Provider of choice, Employer of choice, Financial success

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3. Screens and evaluates new residents patients clients, and documents results in medical record for all programs as per department policy and procedures.

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4. Completes annual and consultative evaluations and documents results in medical record.

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5. Establishes functional goals and treatment plans that are individualized and resident specific.

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6. Treats residents/patients/clients as needed to progress toward measurable objective goals and maximal functional potential. Modifies treatment plans based on each resident's response to therapy.

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7. Evaluates the needs of residents for special equipment, including splint care, wheelchairs, cushions, feeding equipment, and other ADL equipment Dispenses adaptive/assistive equipment as appropriate, with inservice to Nursing staff or caregiver as needed.

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8. Completes documentation of patient progress using evaluation, daily notes, weekly notes, care plans, consults, nursing inservice, d/c notes, monthly statistics, and other forms as required and/or assigned.

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9. Participates in resident and family care conferences, restraint rounds, inservices, staff meetings and other meetings as appropriate.

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10. Participates in the education of students as assigned.

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11. Provides inservices to residents, family, ancillary staff and other caregivers in procedures such as range of motion, therapeutic exercise, transfers, positioning, splint care, and dressing techniques.

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12. Assists in care and maintenance of department equipment. Reports the need for adjustment, repair or replacement to supervisor.

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13. Maintains an orderly and neat therapy area and complies with Center's and department's safety and infection control procedures.

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14. Attends at least one approved continuing education course per year. (Attendance will not be mandatory until such time that the Therapist is eligible for reimbursement from the 1199 Training and Upgrading Fund.)

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15. Provides at least one department inservice per year.

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16. Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education Requirements

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New graduates may apply

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minimum BS in Occupational Therapy

Experience Requirements

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Be medically cleared for communicable disease and have all immunizations up-to-date before engaging in direct participant contact.

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Knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for evaluation and treatment of physical and cognitive dysfunctions.

Experience Desired

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experience working in subacute/LTC facility

License Requirements

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NY State license in Occupational Therapy

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Be legally authorized (for example, currently licensed, registered or certified if applicable) to participate in the State in which he or she performs the function or action. Only act within the scope of his or her authority to practice.

Skill Requirements

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Computer skills; ability to learn various software programs; excellent time management skills; excellent communication skills (oral and written); critical thinking and problem solving skills using logic and reasoning.

Skill Desired

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Caring and compassionate;friendly and personable; look,dress and act professional; confident and a positive attitude; problem solver; open-minded ; honest; self-motivated; enjoys working with people; high level of integrity.

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Flexibility; ability to work in fast-paced environment; ability to learn new information/skills.

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