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The Occupational Therapist II evaluates and assists individual patients in developing, recovering, and maintaining daily living and work skills. He/she works with patients who have mental, physical, developmental, or emotional disabilities, and aims to maximize independence and recovery for every patient. The Occupational Therapist II performs intake assessments and implements a individualized treatment plans to effectuate patient goals.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
- Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary healthcare team and community agencies to provide education, resources and referrals.
- Participates in consultation and coordination of services in the hospital and with community agencies as required or appropriate.
- Attends and participates in specialty team rounds and patient care conferences as appropriate to case load assignments.
- Plans care coordination activities for children with discharge needs that require coordination with other community agencies who will be helping monitor clinical issues or provide services.
- Communicates with community agencies to facilitate continuity and carryover of services for client.
- Provides a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's cognitive, perceptual, and physical abilities, as well as an evaluation of the patient's home and work environments. Confers with patient and family to develop recommendations for necessary adaptations to any mental, physical, developmental, or emotional disabilities.
- Collaborates with the patient's multidisciplinary healthcare team to assist in establishing and implementing the patient's occupational therapy plan. Independently examines the patient's medical record to supplement input from the healthcare team.
- Accurately files and documents the patient's individualized occupational therapy treatment plan. Reviews the finalized plan with the patient and family to verify that all patient concerns are addressed in an effort to maximize independence and recovery. Ensures that the plan sets concrete goals achievable through effective implementation of treatment modalities.
- Provides regular updates on progress to the patient, family, and the multidisciplinary healthcare team. Promptly documents progress and files appropriate billing charges per departmental policy. Actively communicates whenever the treatment plan requires changes or modifications.
- Supervises implementation of the occupational therapy plan carried out by affiliated staff, including aides, assistants, and students. Provides direct patient care as appropriate. Ensures that all supervised care is properly documented and billed.
- Serves as an information resource for patients and family regarding issues beyond the hospital visit, including community assistance programs, medical equipment, and physician referrals for follow-up care.
- Actively participates in departmental program development. Identifies and suggests updates and modifications to departmental policies and procedures to reflect best practices in accordance with national standards.
1+ years prior work experience in occupational therapy is required. Has demonstrated interest, aptitude, and skill in the area of student program, clinical education, and program development.
California Occupational Therapist License required.
National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) is recommended.
Memberships in the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) are recommended.
American Heart Association BLS required.
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