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Occupational Therapist - PRN

companyTalencia LLC
locationWhite Plains, NY, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Title: Occupational Therapist
Facility:White Plains Hospital
Address:41 E Post Rd, White Plains, NY 10601
Shift:Per Diem - Varied with weekend availability

Position Summary:
The Occupational Therapist is responsible to provide a functional evaluation of the patient and develops a plan of treatment designed to achieve maximal physical and mental functioning of the patient in their daily life tasks.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following

  • Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors.
  • Performs patient evaluation and treatment procedures upon physicians referral.
  • Develops plans of treatment, modifies treatment plans/ programs as necessary; determines rehabilitation potential and participates in discharge planning.
  • Carries out regular assessments/ re-evaluations and modifies program goals as needed.
  • Identifies potential need for patient to receive other services (physical therapy, speech therapy, social services etc.,) and discusses recommendation with other professionals or physicians.
  • Knows and utilizes varied treatment techniques and skills for various problems/disabilities.
  • Keeps up to date records of each patients treatment and progress, performing timely re-evaluation as necessary and indicated.
  • Responsible for scheduling patients sessions and arranges for transfer of duties in the event of absence.
  • Instruct patients in use and care of equipment and apparatus, such as wheelchair, braces, prosthetics and orthotic devices.
  • Directs and supervises the activities of Physical Therapy Technicians, students, and volunteers.
  • Fabricates splints and other adaptive devices for specific needs of patients.
  • Maintains department equipment, reports defects or problems immediately to supervisory staff.
  • Consults with other health related departments (i.e., nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, etc.) to coordinate therapeutic programs and maintains communication with physicians regarding the patients progress and response to treatment.
  • Demonstrates and teaches occupational therapy techniques to occupational therapy students.
  • Participates in periodic assessment of the quality of care provided; makes the suggestions for improvement of quality as needed.
  • Attends department meetings, allied health conferences. Attends special courses, seminars, in-services. Reports on relevant course material to staff. Shares areas of special interest or expertise with staff.
  • Accepts rotations in assignments to bedside care, psychiatry in-patient unit, and main clinic.
  • Instructs families about the needs, management, capabilities, and precautions related to the patients care prior to discharge.
  • Provides information regarding billing for services and equipment.
  • Determines need for purchase of durable medical equipment for patients.
  • Maintains and carries out procedures for departmental records, charge slips, daily statistics, etc.
  • Attends hospital mandatory in-service programs.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements
Education: Graduate of accredited college program in occupational therapy, B.S. in Occupational Therapy or higher degree.
Licensure: New York state license or eligibility for license.
Experience: Successful completion of orientation program according to department guidelines.
Qualifications: Ability to interact with others in a constructive manner. Ability to promote the availability of quality in-services to staff. Ability to interact with and treat adults and seniors. Open to treating infants, children, and adolescents as requested within professional ability level. Ability to treat neonates or willingness to learn.
Certification: BLS (through the American Heart Association) required within 6 months of hire. Existing employees will have until 1/1/2023 to obtain BLS.

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