Job Title: Outpatient Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant â?? Omaha Job Code: 221014
Immediate Supervisor: Occupational Therapy Clinical Supervisor â?? TherapyPlus Omaha
DEPARTMENT FUNCTION/JOB OVERVIEW
Responsible for implementing occupational therapy treatment for assigned patients under the supervision of an occupational therapist in order to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent disability. Responsible for providing quality patient care through discharge. Responsible for assisting with specific assessment measures. Responsible for maintaining accurate and timely documentation. Responsible for quality service delivery and internal/external customer relations for the department and Madonna as a whole, including the mission and values for the facility.
Records pertinent patient information in order to document changes and comply with legal and ethical standards, including daily charting, team summaries, plan of care, insurance justifications, discharge summaries and patient exercise programs.
Contributes to the assessment process under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist; independently performs parts of assessment using standardized and criterion referenced tests.
Records daily treatment charges and equipment billing in order to insure fair and accurate financial records.
In coordination with a supervising occupational therapist, analyzes and revises treatment programs on a regular basis to insure continuing appropriate intervention.
Monitors patient's response to treatment and reports information to appropriate supervisor.
Informs occupational therapist to co-sign discharge summaries, home assessments, plan of care, and home exercise program.
Modify therapeutic interventions to accommodate the age of the patient population within plan of care established by supervising therapist.
Compiles, records and analyzes information through chart audits in order to assure quality documentation.
Assist case management in obtaining customer satisfaction data.
In coordination with a supervising occupational therapist provides occupational therapy treatment to patients including but not limited to activities of daily living, functional activities, therapeutic exercise, fine and gross motor coordination, home assessments and equipment adaptations/modifications, an appropriate utilization of group therapies, in order to facilitate patient recovery.
In coordination with a supervising occupational therapist instructs patients and families/caregivers in functional activities and exercise programs in order to facilitate follow up on discharge.
Assists patients and families with recommendations, ordering and fitting of needed equipment.
Provides education regarding the patient's condition and/or disease process so that patients and families will have a basic understanding.
Supervises rehab associates, volunteers and assistant students.
Communicates effectively with patients, families, staff, outside contacts/sources.
Takes instruction from supervisor and program director to perform other functions as assigned in order to achieve the goals within the department and the program.
Must perceive customer relations as a primary focus, and continually strive to satisfy the needs of every customer in all areas of the work force.
Participates, confers and negotiates at team meetings to develop an appropriate team plan for each patient.
Positively involved and active with professional referral relationship building.
Assists with planning and coordination of new staff orientation and provides advice and guidance for new staff members.
Instructs and teaches staff new information through in-services.
Participates and assists in department and facility committees and/or task forces.
Provides information to community and consumer groups through speaking engagements, lectures and workshops.
In order to provide the highest quality customer service:
Operates equipment used for occupational therapy treatment including but not limited to mobile arm support, UBE, pulleys.
In coordination with a supervising occupational therapist, inspects and monitors orthotic and prosthetic devices in order to assure fit and function.
Assist in the fabrication of splints, casts and adapted devices, setting up and using appropriate tools for each tasks; this includes utilizing sewing machine.
Maintains and assures a safe environment for the department. Handles and operates all necessary equipment and performs required duties according to established safety standards to maintain compliance with regulations and prevent injury.
Must be able to operate copier, telephone, fax machine and have basic computer skills, including e-mail, word processing and therapy documentation and charging.
Uses sphygmomanometer to accurately measure blood pressure.
Operates cast cutter.
Assists with forming, applying and removing upper extremity casts.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Medium work with frequent lifting. Moderate assist times 1 transfers for a patient of 250 pounds who is able to use his/her upper extremities for support. Routinely requires pulling/ lifting force of approximately 50 pounds to be generated in order to complete a safe transfer. Requires sufficient strength to produce 50 pounds of force to push a wheelchair with a 300-pound individual on level surfaces. Constant walking with maximum duration of up to 30 minutes sustained walking on tile, carpet and other surfaces. Must tolerate frequent standing with sustained periods of up to 1 hour on tile, carpet, and shower surfaces. Must tolerate frequent sitting with sustained periods of up to 1 hour. Frequent reaching with both arms at low, waist, and high levels. Frequent grasping of both hands for transfers and repositioning requiring normal grip strength based on national averages. Frequent stooping, bending, and twisting are required for patient care. Constant near visual acuity to evaluate and monitor patients. Ordinary hearing and speaking skills. May be exposed to biohazardous materials. Primarily inside work with some community outings and outside work. May be exposed to patients who are in an agitated or aggressive state. May be prolonged to exposure to high temperature and humid conditions and to disinfecting chemicals used in the pool. Mobility required for travel to scheduled events or meetings as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/training and/or Experience)
Associate degree in occupational therapy assistant program, or be eligible for certification. Must possess current Nebraska licensure. Must possess current Nebraska licensure for physical superficial agent modalities or obtain within 6 months from date of hire.
CPR for Health Care Provider/CPR for Professional Rescuer required at time of hire or within 30 days from date of hire.
May be required to drive a motor vehicle. If required to drive, must have current valid Nebraska driverâ??s license, must submit a copy of current diverâ??s abstract reflecting a good driving record, and have the required mobility needed to drive.
Background checks are conducted. When specific authorization forms are requested so that full background and history can be obtained, employees/applicants must sign the form(s) requested.
|Date Posted||November 17, 2022|
|Date Closes||December 2, 2022|
|Located In||Omaha, NE|
|Department||Omaha-Madonna Main Campus|