Evaluates, documents, plans, implements, and monitors Occupational Therapy Services under physician orders to improve/restore the functional level of patients to maximize their potential at work, home, or play.
Education and Experience:
Graduate of an AOTA accredited OT program or equivalent. NBCOT registration and current licensure or ability to obtain in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Completes obligatory hospital in-services and continuing education for licensure.
Performs comprehensive patient evaluations and re-evaluations consistent with patient needs and capabilities.
Selects appropriate activities suited to patient s physical, mental, social abilities and adapts program in response to patient and/ or family goals.
Provides quality in and outpatient occupational therapy treatments.
Educates and provides effective communication skills with patients, family members, and inter-dept. staff as needed.
Documents patient treatments daily, submits quarterly status reports, and completes D/C summaries.
Schedules patients, or assists secretary with, in relation to customer service policy.
Communicates with physicians on a regular basis concerning pt. treatments, response to care.
Fabricates and designs adaptive equipment/splints as needed.
Supervises students as needed.
Plans and initiates treatment programs in accordance with OT s scope of practice.
Demonstrates proper respect and attitude towards customers and co-workers.
Displays courtesy, professionalism and sound communication skills.
Maintains work area and equipment with appropriate infection prevention techniques.
Follows up with patients that no-show or cancel appointments by phone, documents appropriately.
Attends monthly staff meetings, coordinates care planning as needed with other disciplines.
Assists teammates with patient care coverage when needed.
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