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Occupational Therapist I

Posted: 03/24/2024

Provides occupational therapy services to all age groups to obtain maximal outcomes.

Essential Functions and Job Duties

  • Maintains flexibility, organizes and prioritizes time to accommodate assigned patient load.
  • Meets departmental standards and insurance/reimbursement guidelines for documentation of care
  • Daily notes
  • Communicates with doctors
  • Re-certifications
  • Evaluations
  • Billing
  • Outcome measures
  • Evaluates patients; plans and delivers care and treatment to progress patient to goals agreed upon by patient, family and Physician.
    • Re-evaluates and plans programs on an ongoing basis.
    • Competently applies all Occupational Therapy modalities, if certified.
    • Instructs patients and families in home programs.
    • Suggests changes in patients’ clinical approaches, and secures orders as appropriate.
    • Communicates and collaborates with rehabilitation team.
    • Maintains existing equipment and recommends purchase of new items as consistent with Hospital and Department Strategic Plan.
  • Maintains current professional knowledge.
  • Attends all mandatory educational programs and continuous education required for licensure.
  • Seeks continuing education to improve quality of care.
  • Compliant and accurate implementation of billing process.
  • Maintains fiscal responsibility of the Department and the Hospital.
  • Actively looks for ways to reduce costs.
  • Maintains patient/family confidentiality to comply with HIPPA regulations.
  • Provides in-services and public education functions.
  • Supervises students, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and aides.
  • Serves on committees as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Director, Managers, and Team Leader.
  • Recommends and implements new programs as directed and as they pertain to Hospital and Department Strategic Plan.
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