Occupational Therapist

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Springfield, IL

Not Specified years

Posted 175 days ago

  by    Lindsey Speaks

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Physical Therapy, the Occupational Therapist is responsible for performing initial patient evaluations and plans/implements treatment programs, monitoring patient's progress toward treatment goals, communicating with referring physicians, and documentating and completing daily charge tickets.

Job Relationships:

Reports to the Director of Physical Therapy. Directly responsible to the referring physician regarding care of patients and their treatment program. Supervises and directs work of COTA and other supportive personnel.

Work Environment:

Row 1 Extensive walking, standing, sitting, kneeling and heavy lifting.

Principal Responsibilities:

Row 1 Perform evaluation procedures including: range of motion, circumferential measurements of body parts, neurological and manual muscle testing and functional activities.

Row 2 Interpret evaluation results to determine the degree of impairment, aid in differential diagnoses and assist in establishing and revising the specifics of treatment.

Row 3 Plan treatment programs based upon the patient's complaint, physician's referral, review of medical records and evaluation results.

Row 4 Set appropriate goals for treatment to relieve pain, restore function and prevent disability.

Row 5 Rule out contra-indications to treatment and recommend necessary changes.

Row 6 Select and perform appropriate interventions and treatment techniques.

Row 7 Provide fitting and application of appropriate orthotic devices.

Row 8 Instruct patient in the use of assistive devices and occupational therapy procedures to be continued at home.

Row 9 Monitor the effects of treatment and modify as necessary to achieve maximum benefit.

Row 10 Document initial evaluation and progress report for patient's medical record.

Row 11 Verbally report progress or changes in the patient's condition to the referring physician as appropriate.

Row 12 Validate treatment given for accurate completion of the charge ticket.

Row 13 Provide input or timely scheduling for patients.

Row 14 Provide direction and supervision of COTA and other support personnel.

Row 15 Maintain professional mannerism.

Row 16 Maintain clean, neat and orderly work environment.

Row 17 Attempt to provide for patient comfort and modesty.

Row 18 Communicate tactfully in person or by telephone.

Row 19 Economically utilize supplies.

Row 20 Help to maintain equipment and notify Director of problems.

Row 21 Demonstrate knowledge of emergency procedure codes.

Row 22 File incident reports for any event in which the individual or facility might be subject to liability.

Row 23 Notify the Director of any situation, which warrants consideration beyond the Occupational Therapist's duties and responsibilities.

Row 24 Comply with the Springfield Clinic incident reporting policy and procedures.

Row 25 Adhere to all OSHA and Springfield Clinic training & accomplishments as required per policy.

Row 26 Provide excellent customer service and adhere to Springfield Clinic's Code of Conduct and Ethics Standards.

Row 27 Perform other job duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills:

Row 1 Master's of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.

Row 2 Must be licensed in the State of Illinois.

Row 3 Current CPR certification per American Heart Association guidelines.