Occupational Therapist

  • Cambridge Post Acute Care Center
  • 2020 McGee Rd
  • Posted: Aug 06, 2018

Job Description

Seeking Part Time Occupational Therapist

Job Summary:

Plan and administer a prescribed occupational therapy treatment program for patients/residents to facilitate 1·ehabilitation following illness, disease or injury


Review and evaluate physician referrals and patient / resident medical records to determine occupational therapy treatment required.
Plan and prepare written treatment program based on evaluation of available patient / resident data.
Confer with physician and other health practitioners to obtain additional patient/resident information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrate therapy treatment ·with other aspects of patient / resident care.
Record patient/resident treatment, response and progress.
Assist the rehab director and medical director in planning of occupational therapy services as needed.
Perform tests, measurements and evaluations such as functional activities/ADI.s, range of motion, manual muscle tests, postural control, sensation, coordination, neuromuscular control, visual perception and home management.
Plan program involving practice in functional skills including prevocational, vocational and homemaking skills and activities of quality living.
Consult ·with other members of the rehabilitation team to select programs consistent with needs and capabilities of each patient and to coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
Select treatment program suited to individual physical capacity, intelligence level and interest to upgrade patient to maximum independence, assist in restoration of functions and aid in adjustment to disability.
Consult with physicians and/or nursing in the event of adverse reactions.
Maintain documentation consistent with third party reimbursement.
Conduct on the job training for new employees. Adapt existing training materials to meet immediate needs.
Assist in the recruitment of staff to provide needed treatment.
Attend department meetings and/or sit on required committees.
Participate in developing and updating department policies and procedures, and maintain required records and reports as outlined in tl1e Policies and Procedures Manual.
Participate in department budget planning with supervisor on actual hours and expenses versus budget.
Develop specifications for commonly used items
Maintain confidentiality of necessary information.
Utilize supplies and equipment properly and without waste
Think and act calmly and logically to meet unusual occurrences of the job without being thrown off stride.
Perform any miscellaneous work assignments as may be required.
Follow established infection control precautions and adhere t.o Universal Blood and Body Fluid precautions following Company policy and center specific infection control policies and procedures.
Job Requirements:

Credentialed graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program and licensed In the state where practicing.
Prior experience in occupational therapy preferred.
Ability to lift 50 pounds, w.1.th frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 20 pounds
Travel within a local area as needed for patient treatment.