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Occupational Therapist (OT)

Company: Aveanna Healthcare
Location: Durham
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPosition Overview The Occupational Therapist is responsible and accountable for evaluation, coordination and administration of quality occupational therapy services. Essential Job Functions * Provide occupational therapy services as prescribed by the physician * Follow policies and procedures and conforms to all applicable patient care standards, licensure regulations and state laws * Provide a written evaluation defining occupational therapy needs, goals and expected outcomes in conjunction with referring physician's Plan of Treatment * Provide a written Plan of Care from the nursing staff to provide continuing care * Carry out appropriate techniques according to identified goals and treatment programs * Participate in coordination of services (including discharge planning), with health care team, physicians, parent/guardians, nurses, and appropriate others * Administer care to ensure safety for the patient * Update self on the patient's clinical condition * Maintain effective communication between staff, health care team members, and family. * Serves as a resource consultant for clinical staff * Provide physicians and Aveanna with written evaluation of patient's needs, goals, and progress on a weekly basis or as ordered * Attends patient case conferences when requested. Attends and participates in in-services as indicated * Supervises other personnel (COTA, HHA) when required Requirements * Occupational Therapy Master's Degree from an accredited university/program * Certification in Occupational Therapy * Completion of accredited Occupational Therapy Program * Current and unrestricted license in the state of practice * Current CPR certification * Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with nursing care and policies and procedures Additional state specific requirements: * Any additional Occupational Therapist licensure board requirements in the state of practice * Continuing Education as required by state Preferences * One (1) year of recent experience as an Occupational Therapist * Pediatric experience Other Skills/Abilities * Ability to adhere to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries at all times * Attention to detail * Time Management * Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution * Good organization and communication skills Physical Requirements * Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English * Must be able to travel * Must be able to lift 50 pounds * Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting * Must be able to sit and climb stairs * Must have visual and hearing acuity * Must have strong sense of smell and touch * Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance * Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home or during transport Environment * Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions * Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases Other Duties * Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.SDL2017

Keywords: Aveanna Healthcare, Durham , Occupational Therapist (OT), Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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