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OT / Occupational Therapist - Per Diem


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Position
Summary:
Responsible for providing medically prescribed Occupational Therapy to clients in the home in accordance with agency policies. Participates in developing and implementing the plan of care with goals and documentation appropriate to discipline guidelines. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to perform evaluations, assessments, client care, and teaching specific to OT. Must be able to function as part of the team to promote quality care, as well as coordinating care and supervising other team members as needed. Able to adapt to unexpected/unusual situations and continue to function efficiently and effectively.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Performs occupational therapy procedures and evaluations on clients for whom these have been medically prescribed and establishes measurable goals.
Teaches appropriate treatment procedures and supportive activities to clients and family members.
Translates all exercises into functional activities or activities of daily living.
Develops needed plan for modifying equipment, appliances, and the physical surroundings in client's home.
Confers periodically with the attending physicians regarding client's progress. Reports to them the physical and emotional condition and reactions to treatment and interprets social and physical factors in the environment that affect client care.
Interprets to the client and family the implications of the treatment consistent with the actions and wishes of the physician and evaluates progress toward outcomes.
Evaluates client's progress towards goals on an ongoing basis, making changes in the therapy program as necessary, under the physician's direction.
Maintains necessary records.
Develops and revises plan of care in collaboration with client/family, physician, and other team members.
Demonstrates rehabilitation procedures and supportive activities on selected clients to nurses responsible for follow-up services.
Supervises Therapy Assistants and Home Health Aides as appropriate.
Notes progress towards discharge planning. Communicates with physician and other disciplines regarding discharge planning.
Completes OASIS assessments accurately at appropriate time points.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills:
Self-Starter - Takes initiative identifies needs of co-workers and customers and solves problems.
Time Management - Managing one's own time
Critical Thinking - using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths ands weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
Education/
Experience:
BS degree and graduation from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy required. Work experience of at least one year as a occupational Therapist. Able to prioritize and manage time effectively and make independent decisions when necessary.
Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:
Current Florida Occupational Therapist License. CPR certification. Current drivers license with access to an auto and required insurance coverage.
Working Conditions:
Office/Home Environment. May be exposed to biological hazards.

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