To assist in providing quality patient care while maintaining positive levels of interaction with facilities and clients, under the direction of a licensed or registered Occupational Therapist. Adheres to applicable state regulation concerning occupational therapy.Essential Functions: Under the direction of a licensed Occupational Therapist, the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant optimizes functional abilities and skills of patients in Reliant Rehabilitation facilities by: assisting in screening and initial evaluation of all patients; implementing treatment for all assigned patients; delivering treatment according to the established treatment plan; accurately documenting progress toward objectives and communicating patient status and needs to the patient, the patient’s family, the staff and other professionals.Provides direct supervision to any Reliant Rehabilitation Rehab Aide in skilled tasks during group and individual treatment in a manner that promotes appropriate utilization of resources and development of clinical skills in accordance with State Practice Acts and Reliant Rehabilitation company policy.Builds a strong rehabilitation care practice within each facility by: establishing and maintaining courteous and helpful interaction patterns with staff, patients and families which reflects sensitivity to individual needs and a problems solving approach; contributing to facility patient care, utilization review, administrative staff/department head, and family conference activities/communications as directed by the Occupational Therapist;establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other health care professionals and colleagues in the community; maintaining awareness of change in patient populations, patient conditions and programs and keeping the licensed or registered occupational therapist informed directly and in a timely manner, of patient progress and facility issues; adhering to the requirements of the Patient’s Bill of Rights and established facility policies and procedures related to environmental safety, orderliness, risk management, infection control and emergency situations;Enhancing clinical expertise, professional and management skills through interaction with managers, therapists and other professional staff, self-study, and other continuing education activities;Maintaining valid state license (where appropriate);Obtains membership and participate in professional organizations maintain awareness of issues related to the profession of Occupational Therapy and the health care environment;Understands managed care/Prospective Payment System (PPS) billing and treatment guidelines, as well as, provides quality care as well as reasonable goals and outcomes within the guidelines;Remains compliant with infection control procedures and environmental safety protocol within a facility;Maintains confidentiality of all Reliant Rehabilitation, health care facility and Patient Health Information (PHI). Qualities: Team PlayerExcellent communicator with accurate, concise, and organized oral and written presentations of information to patients and staff.Listening, reading and comprehension skills for analyzing reports, charts and correspondence.Effective clinical problem solving skills (e.g. identify and prioritize issues in a responsive manner, develop sound and innovative action plans, execute action plans in a timely basis, ensure appropriate results, etc.)Required Credentials: Graduate of an ACOTE school for Occupational Therapy Assistants.Valid NBCOT certification as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.Valid state license (where appropriate).Valid driver’s license.
Reliant Rehabilitation - 20 months ago