Screens, evaluates, and treats patients as assigned in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Consults, valuates, develop treatment plans to assigned patients. Evaluates patients within two to three working days of physical referral, depending on level of care. Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) in direct patient care and patient-related activities Treats patients according to treatment plans approved by attending physician. Provide treatments and monitor progress to assigned patients. Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation (DOR) Services, physicians and other team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans. Participates as necessary in patient care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetings. Documents treatment and outcomes daily according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Complete all required documentations of patient care to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines in a timely manner. Participates in policy and procedure meetings. Participates in In-Service Training Programs with staff to achieve a high standard of care by all staff. Records daily treatments and charges with respect to department policy. Establishes and instructs caregivers in patient specific maintenance programs. Establishes and instructs parents/caregivers in patient specific home exercise programs. Participates in discharge planning. Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence. Serves as clinical preceptor for affiliating Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant schools. Communicates and coordinates clinical service department functions with other departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness. Communicates with the DOR regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes. Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the practice of Occupational Therapy. Demonstrates knowledge of Occupational Therapy equipment utilized in different procedures and modalities, for example, traction, ultrasound, E-Stim, etc. Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life. Accesses and checks webmail each shift when working to keep informed of current events. Performs other duties as assigned.
ExperienceMinimum of one year experience working in an IP and OP setting in the areas of developmental disabilities and neurological/orthopedic conditions. Experience in feeding and swallowing treatment and evaluations preferred, including use of E-Stim for swallowingSkillsLicensed by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT) and registered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Certified in CPR Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within thirty (30) days Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation.Education RequiredGraduate of a Bachelor’s level program in Occupational Therapy.