Midwest Health Occupational Therapist - PRN - in Topeka, Kansas
Job Summary: The Occupational Therapist treats injured, ill or disabled residents through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Help these patients develop, recover and improve the skills needed for daily living. Duties and Responsibilities: * Comply with the Facility’s personnel, safety, and corporate policies and procedures. * Report witnessed or reported allegations of resident abuse/neglect immediately to the Administrator or Director of Nursing. * Reports to Corporate Director of Rehabilitation and facility Director of Rehabilitation Services. * Treat residents, family members, visitors, and team members with dignity and respect. * Maintain the confidentiality of all resident and family information. * Report to work on time and as scheduled. * May be responsible for supervising/training personnel such as COTA or OTR Aides. * Responsible for evaluating the patient within one business day of written referral from the Doctor. * The recommended programs will be patient specific to diagnosis according to the type/age of patient under program. * After evaluating the patient, the therapist is responsible for planning, administering and supervising the COTA in an appropriate treatment plan. * Communicate with the referring physician and members of the rehabilitation team regarding the patient’s total treatment program. * Maintain an accurate daily record of treatments given to patient’s including billing and charting. * The staff OTR will maintain an accurate daily record of treatments given to patients including billing and charting. * Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Rehabilitation. * Will attain an efficiency standard for delivery of occupational therapy services. * May provide in-service education to facilities, supportive staff, students and community. Job Requirements: * Must meet recognized standards of the professional education and qualifications. * Must have basic computer skills. * If required to operate a motor vehicle for business purposes, must successfully complete the requirements contained in Company’s Motor Vehicles policy. * Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. * Must be able to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary. * Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations. * Must be able to perform the essential position functions of the job with, or without reasonable accommodation. * Employee is required to use a transfer/gait belt or to obtain the assistance of another employee when attempting to assist residents when lifting or carrying objects in excess of 25 pounds. The employee must be aware that during the normal, routine performance of the essential functions, some of the following body movements may occur naturally, although they may not be a requirement of the job.