Occupational Therapist

Posted Date 3 days ago(6/13/2024 10:27 AM)
Requisition ID
2024-29394
# of Openings
1
Area of Interest
Therapy
Company
Elderwood
Location
Elderwood at Wheatfield
Position Type
Per Diem
Shift
Weekdays
Salary
Pay $45.00 / hour

Salary

Pay $45.00 / hour

Overview

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Apply today! Benefits include:

  • Shift Differentials
  • Full Benefits Package
  • Employee referral program
  • Continuing education program with a benefit of up to $1,000! (based on tenure)

We are seeking a high quality, engaging Occupational Therapist to be on the front lines, making the difference in the lives of our community. 

 

Occupational Therapist position overview:

Occupational Therapy staff members assist with ensuring the health and well-being of residents by providing comprehensive and quality therapy services. This position is responsible for administering skilled occupational therapy treatments ensuring that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. State specific Occupational Therapy license required.

Responsibilities

Occupational Therapist:

  • Initiates skilled occupational therapy treatments in accordance with physician’s orders; maintains required contact with physician.

  • Maintains written evaluations, progress notes, MDS records and discharge summaries for individuals in occupational therapy program.

  • Confers with other health care staff regarding special needs of indviduals to enhance rehabilitation or maintenance of function.

  • Provides input for Care Planning meetings and attends during absences of the Director of Occupational Therapy.

  • Maintains statistical records of indviduals’ treatments.

  • Assists with in-service training programs upon request.

  • Records and updates individual’s care plan.

  • Submits requisition for supplies needed in the treatment of individuals to Director of Occupational Therapy.
  • Assumes all duties of the Director of Occupational Therapy, if applicable, during absences including supervision of COTA’s and Occupational Therapy Aides. Assumes responsibility for all necessary documentation.

Qualifications

Occupational Therapist:

  • Graduation from an approved school of occupational therapy required.

  • State license to practice occupational therapy required.

  • Two years’ experience in occupational therapy preferred.

  • Interest in occupational therapy treatment programs for the geriatric and subacute populations utilizing a team approach.

  • Ability to direct others necessary.

  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing required.

  • Current, valid CPR/BLS credential
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to work well with residents, families, and other staff members required.

  • Qualities of maturity, diplomacy, and ability to work well with others required.

  • Ability to work with geriatric and chronically ill residents, as well as other professionals in a friendly and helpful manner necessary.

  • Ability to perform tasks to established standards of excellence required.

  • This position requires regular interaction with residents, coworkers, visitors, and/or supervisors. In order to ensure a safe work environment for residents, coworkers, visitors, and/or supervisors of the Company, and to permit unfettered communication between the employee and those residents, coworkers, visitors, and supervisors, this position requires that the employee be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language at an intermediate or more advanced level.

EOE Statement

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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