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Occupational Therapist / OTR - PRN

Company name
Aegis Therapies, Inc

Location
Merrillville, IN

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Occupational Therapist / OTR - PRN

Aegis Therapies

Merrillville

IN

Job #631216062

As one of the nation’s leading providers of contract rehabilitation and wellness services, Aegis Therapies® applies proven techniques to help individuals move through life to increase their freedom and independence. Aegis has more than 7,500 employees providing short-term and long-term therapy services in over 1,400 locations in 41 states.

Aegis Therapies leverages the power of collaboration to help patients transition seamlessly throughout the care continuum. No matter the setting, we specialize in providing services that adapt to each individual’s needs. Our therapists use leading-edge technology and innovation to help restore strength and confidence after illness, injury or surgery. We help individuals return to the activities they love with targeted rehabilitation and wellness services provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Explore our open positions today. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about.

Our settings typically include:

Skilled nursing facilities

Assisted living facilities

Continuing care retirement communities

Hospital inpatient rehab units

Outpatient clinics

Medically oriented gyms

Private homes

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs evaluations and develops effective patient treatment plans to restore, maintain or prevent decline of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing the treatment location.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

Meets the patient’s goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining treatment plans in consultation with physicians, and by prescription. Helps patients accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence

Administers therapy statements according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Directs treatments given by aides and assistants. Complies with company protocol for patient rounding

Evaluates effects of therapy treatments by observing, noting and evaluating patient’s progress; providing medically necessary treatment plan and modifications

Manage the appropriate therapy minutes for patients based on individual clinical needs; Participates in the Q & A process for rehab related issues. Accuracy in completion of MDS or OASIS items per workflow model

Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing patient specific maintenance programs; instructing patients, families and/or caregivers in follow-up maintenance programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.

Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad).

Protects patients and employees by adhering to treatment location infection control policies and protocols and keeping information confidential per company and federal requirements. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with treatment location and department procedures, rules and regulations.

Ensures proper operation of equipment by complying with company procedures and following manufacturer’s instructions

Provides services in multiple settings (including skilled nursing, assisted living, patient homes, and outpatient) as determined by supervisor and patient/resident need including community based services such as home health and wellness activities as required

QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate from Occupational Therapy program

Current license as a Occupational Therapist in the state of practice

Must meet Clinical Competency requirements

Current CPR certification, preferred

Ability to travel within 50 minutes of your assigned primary building(s) as needed.

Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORS

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint) and ability to learn company or customer systems

Good problem-solving skills

Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient, employee and company proprietary information

Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

Mobility, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, walking, heavy lifting, fine hand coordination, ability to hear, ability to read and write, ability to detect odors, and ability to remain calm under stress.

Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication with patients, staff, family, visitors, etc.

Vision (corrected) adequate for reading.

Intelligible speech and normal language / cognitive skills.

Must be able to push patients in a wheelchair or stretchers.*

Lifting of patients*, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds rarely.

Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day.

Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead.

Must be able to transfer patients.*

Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients / caregivers.

Work in a fast-paced clinical environment.

Weekend and holiday work may be required.

Work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.

Several task and job duties involve a risk of exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).

EOE Statement: Aegis Therapies, Inc. (the Company) is committed to a diverse workforce. For detailed information on your rights, and in order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact our Human Resources Service Center at ~~~ or via email at ~~~ for assistance. The affirmative action plan will be made available for applicants to review M - F, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Please contact the location leader to schedule. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Drug-Free Workplace. Click here: ~~~

Work Type: Casual

Category: Occupational Therapy

Merrillville, IN - Indiana

EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.

Updated 04/14/2018

Company info

Aegis Therapies, Inc
Website : http://www.aegistherapies.com

Company Profile
Aegis Therapies is one of the largest and most successful contract rehabilitation companies in the country. With operations at more than 1,400 locations in 42 states, and more than 8,400 employees, Aegis therapists provide rehabilitation services primarily to residents of skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. The Aegis Therapies mission is "To share our passion for improving quality of life - one person, one family and one community at a time." From proven clinical capabilities and professional staffing - to compliance management and exclusive rehabilitative programs - Aegis successfully achieves its mission every day. Aegis has earned its reputation through the integrity, passion and commitment of its employees. Its success is driven by the value Aegis creates for customers and patients. Their clinical excellence is the result of a unique outcomes-driven, clinically consistent model of care.

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