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Occupational Therapist (OT)

Company: Aveanna Healthcare
Location: Temple
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description:

Position 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 in an acute care setting * 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. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Aveanna provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Aveanna complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Keywords: Aveanna Healthcare, Temple , Occupational Therapist (OT), Healthcare , Temple, Texas

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