Chapters Health

Occupational Therapist Per Diem

US-FL-Temple Terrace
Job ID
2017-1723
Department
Staffing Services
Type
SSP/Per Diem

Overview

Role:

Under the administrative direction and supervision of Management, provides occupational therapy evaluation, treatment, and/or interventions and oversees the occupational therapy for patients. Integrates occupational therapy treatment plan into the Plan or Care to maximize benefits for patients.

 

Qualifications:

  • Licensed in the state of Florida

 

    • Graduated after successful completion of an occupational therapist education program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA), or successor organizations of ACOTE
    • Eligible to take, or has successfully completed the entry-level certification examination for Occupational Therapists developed and administered by the Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT)
  • One (1) year experience working in an acute care setting
  • Two (2) years’ experience in physical disabilities, with focus on geriatrics desired

 

  • Mobile Driver - Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance per Company policy
  • Able to travel and reliable transportation to meet visit schedule
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English (written and verbal)
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of participants
  • Ability to physically access any home (i.e., navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning) in any area Company serves
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting participants and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodationCompetencies:

 

  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.Responsibilities of all employees:

 

    • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
    • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
    • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
    • Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
    • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
    • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
    • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
    • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
    • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
    • Advance electronic media skills.
    • Support Company research and educational activities.
    • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

 


 

 

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides occupational therapy evaluation, treatment, and interventions to program patients.
  • Conducts initial assessments and reassessments, upon referral from team, of patient’s condition and functional status.
  • Provides training, guidance, and supervision to program staff and patients/family members regarding therapy.
  • Responsible for providing and recommending therapeutic exercises.
  • Participates actively in the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) by providing clinical expertise in team planning, problem solving, and processes.
  • Fulfills all administrative requirements including, but not limited to, collaboration with Physical Therapist, attendance at team and staff meetings, and recording and tracking of occupational therapy durable medical equipment (DME).
  • Develops treatment program, when indicated, sets goals and provides treatment.
  • Records and signs treatments in patient’s medical record; records, signs, and dates clinical documentation.
  • Reviews assessments and discharges patients, when appropriate.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.    

 

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