Occupational Therapist – OTR Job Description
Occupational Therapist, OTR, needed to work in acute care hospitals, skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs), assisted living facilities (ALFs), long term acute care facilities (LTACs) and/or home health care.
” Evaluates patient’s functional status (muscle function, endurance, visual coordination, written and verbal communication skills, self-care ability, work capacity, etc.). Evaluates home environment for hazards or barriers to more independent living. Identifies equipment needs. Participates in the development of the total plan of care.
” For home health patients who plan to return to work the OT may perform work capacity evaluation and may refer to specialized vocational training in accordance with Organization policy.
” Develops treatment program and establishes goals for improved function. Communicates plan of care to referring physician and other organization professionals.
” May teach new skills or retrain patient in once familiar daily activities that have been lost due to illness or injury, in accordance with organization policy.
” May fabricate splints and instruct patient in the use of various types of adaptive equipment to improve function.
” May train patient and family/caregiver in the use of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices.
” Maintains appropriate clinical records, progress notes, and reports to the physician any changes in the patient’s condition. Submits these records in accordance with organization policy.
” Maintains contact/communication with the team in the patient’s care to promote coordinated, efficient care.
” Attends meetings as required by organization policy to ensure coordinated and comprehensive plans of care for the patients of the organization.
” Instructs and educates patient’s/family/caregiver and other team members in patient’s treatment regime.
” If necessary, identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other services and refers as appropriate.
” Supervises COTA according to Organization policy and state regulations.
” Two years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist.
“Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.
“Possesses and maintains current CPR Certification.
VALiNTRYhealth Unique Characteristics:
VALiNTRYhealth is a servant-leadership managed, healthcare organization, with collective experience placing over 10,000 clinical professionals in more than 40 states. We manage our business with a servant-leadership philosophy by ensuring that everything we do in our organization first supports and enriches our patients, clinicians and clients; which ultimately enhances the lives of every individual we serve and work with every day.
” VALiNTRYhealth is a Values-based company; we live by our values Trust & Integrity, People Service, Teamwork, Innovation, Accountability and Transparency.
” VALiNTRYhealth has a Single Point of Contact for you – you will not go from person to person.
” VALiNTRYhealth is a National company.
” VALiNTRYhealth has 100% online easy, hiring process less than 60-minute completion time.
” VALiNTRYhealth provides comprehensive benefits.
” VALiNTRYhealth has a Weekly Pay Cycle Direct Deposit.
” VALiNTRYhealth offers Travel Housing Stipends / Meal Stipends.