Responsible for planning and administering occupational therapy treatment programs for patients to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent disability. Responsible for delivering and/or delegating quality patient care from admission through discharge, including patient and family education/training. Responsible for designing and constructing special equipment, splints/orthotics or casts for patients, and suggesting adaptations of patient's work-living environment. Responsible for maintaining accurate and timely documentation, including monitoring of visit utilization and insurance authorization. Work will be performed in an ethical and legal manner following organizational policies, processes, protocols and procedures. Responsible for quality service delivery and internal/external customer relations for Madonna as a whole, including upholding the mission and values for the department and facility.
Select, administer and interpret appropriate evaluation procedures for patients.
Compile, record and analyze evaluation information in order to assist in establishing a treatment program.
Record pertinent patient information in order to document changes and comply with legal and ethical standards, including daily charting, team summary, plan of care, insurance justifications, initial and discharge summaries and patient exercise programs.
Record daily treatment charges and equipment/supply billing in order to insure fair and accurate financial records.
Analyze and revise treatment programs to insure continuing appropriate intervention.
Modify therapeutic interventions to accommodate the age of the patient population.
Accurately completes outcomes tools.
Compile, record and analyze information through chart audits in order to ensure quality documentation.
Assist in obtaining customer satisfaction data.
Provides or delegates 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, visual/perceptual and sensory activities, equipment adaptations/modifications, and appropriate utilization of group therapies in order to facilitate patient recovery.
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, fitting and modification of needed equipment.
Provides education regarding the patient's condition and/or disease process so that patients and families will have a basic understanding.
Participates, confers and negotiates at team meetings to develop an appropriate team plan for each patient.
Supervises occupational therapy assistants, rehab associates, students and volunteers.
Communicates effectively with patients, families, staff, outside contacts/sources.
Follows 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.
Positively involved and active with professional referral relationship building.
Completes department and facility competencies.
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.
Instructs and teaches students from professional programs for occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistants.
Provides information to community and consumer groups through speaking engagements, lectures and workshops.
Operates equipment used for occupational therapy treatment including but not limited to heat gun, cast cutter, mobile arm support, UBE, and pulleys.
Selects, inspects and monitors orthotic and prosthetic devices made or obtained for patients to ensure fit and function.
Administer standardized evaluations according to their requirements for precision.
Maintains a clean, organized and safe environment. 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 charging.
Uses sphygmomanometer to accurately measure blood pressure.
Forms, applies and removes upper extremity casts and orthotics.
Operate and demonstrate to patients computer programs utilizing joystick, keyboard and mouse.
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 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. May be exposed to patients who are in an agitated or aggressive state. May be prolonged 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.
Bachelors, MasterÃ¢Â?Â?s Degree, Doctorate in occupational therapy, or be eligible for certification. Must possess current Nebraska licensure or temporary Nebraska license pending successful completion of licensing examination. Must possess current Nebraska licensure for physical agent modalities (to include superficial thermal agents, deep thermal agents and electrotherapeutic agents) 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 driverÃ¢Â?Â?s license, must submit a copy of current diverÃ¢Â?Â?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.