Occupational Therapist

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Occupational Therapist (Oakdale) - Per Diem

Location: Oakdale, CA

Job Description

The current need is for an Occupational Therapist available for weekday and weekend on-call coverage in SNF Rehab and Acute.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Evaluates, plans, and supervises patient treatment in accordance with the physician’s referral. Reviews a patient’s program, potential, and makes recommendations to the physician relative to the need for continuing or discontinuing of occupational therapy treatment.
1.      Performs treatments and submits written or verbal reports of the patient’s progress to the physician as outlined in the intake procedures.
2.      Works in collaboration with the physician and members of the treatment team in determining the needs of patients and in developing their plan of care.
3.      Develops appropriate home or community programming to maintain and enhance the performance of the patient in their own environment.
4.      Documents results of patient’s assessment, treatment, follow up and termination of services.
5.      Follows billing and reimbursement procedures.
6.      Sees that equipment is kept operational and safe. Requests new equipment as needed.
7.      Develops and implements in-service training for personnel, as requested by skilled nursing facility.
8.      Attend and contribute to Occupational Therapy staff meetings.
9.      Identifies own continuing education and consultation needs.
10.  Supervises student interns, new graduates, occupational therapy assistants, aides, and volunteers in compliance with State laws and regulations and Burger policies and procedures as assigned.
11.  Responsible for “on-the-job” or in-service training of OTA’s, interns, aides, new employee orientation, and staff development.
12.  May perform hand therapy, physical agent modalities and/or swallowing assessment, evaluation or intervention if he/she possesses the appropriate advanced practice certifications issued by the California Occupational Therapy Board.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Must meet the educational and experience requirements set forth by the California Board of Occupational Therapy.  (See additional requirements in Certificates, Licenses, Registrations below).

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must hold a current California Occupational Therapist license or limited permit as allowed by the California Occupational Therapy Board.  May perform hand therapy, physical agent modalities and/or swallowing assessment, evaluation or intervention if he/she possesses the appropriate advanced practice certifications issued by the California Occupational Therapy Board.  Those staff who must drive on the job must hold a current California driver’s license and appropriate auto collision insurance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

For those employees who must drive on the job, they may be required to sit and drive; must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.