Eastern Connecticut Health Network Occupational Therapist - Per Diem in Vernon, Connecticut
Provides treatments to patients by evaluating the function and selecting and applying appropriate treatments to improve or restore function. Participates in an interdisciplinary approach for in servicing and community education and in the clinical education of affiliating students. Potentially may be responsible for cross-site coverage.
Graduate of an accredited program of Occupational Therapy with a minimum of a B.S.
Holds or is eligible for current Connecticut license.
This position requires an individual with strong English communication skills, both verbal and written.
Must have personal computer skills and have proficient in the use of Windows based programs needed for dept function.
Basic skills in Outlook, Word, and Excel are desirable but not required.
Must have access to reliable transportation to travel between multiple work sites; and travel is required in order to perform essential duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and responsibilities of this position. These responsibilities and competencies listed below may change from time to time.
Evaluates patients based on departmental standard.
Conducts and modifies evaluations based on the patient's symptoms, level of activity, and medical status establishing individualized, appropriate, measurable goals for each patient.
Treats patients with the appropriate and acceptable therapeutic exercises (strength, endurance, coordination, and ROM).
Administers physical agents (modalities) and manual therapeutic technique to relieve pain and/or attain established goals.
Utilizes effective techniques to assist in normalizing motor activity and learning.
Educates patients/families in home exercise programs and/or functional activities in order to maximize independent functional activity.
Determines when a patient has achieved maximal benefit from treatment and recommends discharge if appropriate.
Documents in accordance to insurance guidelines and adheres to the department's policies and procedures.
Seeks and fosters interdepartmental communication and communication with the referring physician regarding patient care as evidenced by observation, and chart review.
Accurately and consistently fills out and submits charges daily.
Adheres to the professional code of ethics established by the AOTA and the facility at all times as evidenced by observation.
Performs all duties with proper body mechanics and safety to prevent injuries.
Supervises at least one affiliated student per year.
Attends a continuing education course to further/improve treatment techniques.
Participates in at least one departmental in-service, or community in-service as evidenced by documentation of educational program.