Occupational Therapist 9/15/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY The Occupational Therapist for Brighton Rehabilitation ( Brighton ) is responsible for providing quality Occupational Therapy services to patients and contract facilities to include assessment, treatment, planning, implementation, provision of education, documentation, and patient/family communication for the purpose of assisting the patients achieve optimal functional level and quality of life in an interdisciplinary rehabilitation setting. The Occupational Therapist reports directly to the Director of Rehabilitation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Quality Patient Care
Provide Quality Patient Care
Timely response to requests for service.
Participate in screening individuals in compliance with Brighton policy and procedure.
Ensure plan of treatment is initiated by attending physician, and is developed in consultation with nursing.
Evaluate patients in order to obtain data necessary for treatment planning and development of appropriate goals.
Maintain documentation according to Brighton's policy and procedure for content and timeliness.
Respond pro-actively to the needs of the assigned facilities/entities.
Direct Patient Care
Adhere to Occupational Therapy Department policies and procedures regarding the evaluation and treatment of patients referred to facility. Evaluations only to be performed after obtaining an appropriate order from the MD.
Establish short-term goals, long-term goals, and a treatment plan for each patient in accordance with patient, family, and team objectives. Plan of treatment to be approved by attending physician.
Responsible for reviewing therapy goals, efficiency of treatment, risks vs. benefits, and potential financial responsibility with patient and family as necessary and appropriate.
Administer individual or group therapy services as outlined in the treatment plan and approved by attending physician.
Modify the treatment plan according to patient status and following written approval of the attending physician.
As directed, supervise the administration of therapy services provided by Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, and/or Aides.
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