Per Diem Occupational Therapist
ROCHESTER, NY Episcopal Church Home
Description

JOB SUMMARY: The occupational therapist is responsible for overseeing the provision of occupational therapy services and providing direct service to residents. Employee is responsible for coordination of the occupational therapy staff. 


POSITION REPORTS TO:  Director of Rehabilitation


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS


• Occupational therapy evaluation/treatments will be rendered only with a physician’s referral.

• Provide occupational therapy treatments; supervise treatments provided by certified occupational therapy assistants and revise treatments as needed.

• Recommend and assist in providing residents with functional equipment (wheelchairs, adaptive equipment, etc.).

• Work closely with physician, other professionals and consultants to integrate occupational therapy into the multi-disciplinary team care plan.

• Participate in resident and family education and meetings, including team conferences, home evaluations and discharge planning.

• Document patient/resident admission and discharge evaluations per occupational therapy department policy.

• Document progress notes to update status of those patients/residents receiving occupational therapy.

• Document readmissions, re-evaluations, consultations and other specific requests per department policy.

• Track daily occupational therapy referrals to make sure they are being evaluated in a timely manner. 

• Record daily the number of treatments provided and time spent as per occupational therapy department policy.

• Record daily the number of treatments provided and time spent as per occupational therapy department policy.

• Manage RUGS categories to ensure patients are placed in the appropriate categories 

necessary to optimize both reimbursement and time spent in therapy.

• Assist director in maintaining oversight of daily therapy schedule in order to maximize 

utilization of staff. 

• Assist in the provision of in-service education, related to occupational therapy for department personnel on an on-going basis, or at least quarterly.

• Provide facility in-services as needed.

• Assist in new staff orientation program as needed.

• Attend departmental in-services, staff meetings and required facility in-services.

• Provide acceptable dept. standard of productivity in providing therapy to residents

• Update skills and knowledge of occupational therapy issues/techniques related to the geriatric population.

• Attend one or more professional conferences per year.


Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to communicate effectively. Good management skills.

Ability to interact courteously and tactfully with staff, residents, family members, visitors, vendors and the general public.


EDUCATION: A Bachelor's degree plus a license to practice occupational therapy in New York State.


EXPERIENCE: Three years full time paid experience in practicing occupational therapy in a nursing home or health care facility


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