Per Diem Occupational Therapist
Erickson Living - Hingham, MA

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Responsible for day to day Occupational Therapy treatments and evaluation of residents¿ needs. Is a role model of customer service principles and consistently monitors and implements quality efforts. Ensure that the department functions accordingly to accepted quality standards.

Essential Functions

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide the delivery of Occupational Therapy in accordance with State and Federal licensure laws and guidelines that apply to Corporate, Outpatient Rehab Medicine Agency, Home Health, and Rehab Medicine and is active member of resident care team.
  • Ensures the resident care policies and procedures are followed, in compliance with applicable quality of standards.
  • Adheres to the code of ethics for Occupational Therapists.
  • Ensures occupational therapy staff awareness and compliance with Federal and State regulations relative to resident rights issues.
  • Performs therapy duties in all settings RG, OP and CHH as needed.
  • Prepares and maintains accurately and timely patient documentation.
  • Identifies resident care problem and concerns, contributes to short term and long term goal stetting and approaches on the interdisciplinary care plan.
  • Ensures that the patient¿s plan of care is communicated to each occupational therapy patient/patient family and at Rehab. Rounds to appropriate facility staff.
  • Completeappropriate screening of customers in order to determine whether the individual warrants further, in-depth evaluation/assessment.
  • Provides input into performance appraisals for occupational therapy assistants and Rehab technicians.
  • Provides educational and orientation programs for residents, staff and/or potential customers; attends educational programs as mandated by community, manager or regulatory agencies.
  • Attends all in-service education programs mandated by Rehab, Corporate, State and Federal guidelines.
  • Performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner and follows established guidelines when using physical restraints/protective devices and equipment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of infection and exposure control in all resident care to prevent the spread of disease.
  • Follows established guidelines when using physical restraints/protective devices and equipment.
  • Ensures residents¿ independence and right to make personal choices to accommodate their needs in accordance with the resident¿s interdisciplinary care plan.
  • Charges medical supplies to residents appropriately.
  • Makes recommendations for capital equipment purchases.
  • Audits documentation for quality assurance. Adhere to the American Occupational Therapy Associateion¿s (AOTA) Code of Ethics.
  • Complete appropriate screening of customers in order to determine whether the individual warrants further in-depth evaluation/assessment.
  • Performs other duties assigned by Management or Director of Rehabilitation.


  • Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

    Must be able to determine appropriate O.T. patients and determine appropriate intervention and approximate time and care plan. Must be able to accurately complete billing and timesheets. Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy and graduation from an accredited occupational therapy program. Experience in geriatric care is preferred.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Indirect supervision of COTA as noted in professional OT guidelines.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS:

    Must be able to document clearly to meet reimbursement requirements.

    LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:

    Possess a valid current Occupational Therapy State license where applicable. Current CPR certification.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and transfer patients of variable sizes and weights. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EEO Statement

    Erickson Living, its affiliates, and managed communities are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender/ sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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