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Occupational Therapist: Galveston

HoustonTHERAPY 2000


JOB TITLE: Pediatric Occupational Therapist REPORTS TO: Divisional Manager JOB OVERVIEW: The Pediatric Occupational Therapist is a qualified, licensed professional who provides, evaluates and supervises occupational therapy services to patients in their home as prescribed by the attending physician. Patient visits are predominately performed in private residence for home health care agency. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: Completes a minimum number of visits defined by the agency Performs in depth patient evaluation and develops treatment plans in accordance with physician's orders Implements treatment plan, provides state of the art occupational therapy services Instructs patients, their families and other members of the health team in regards to therapy procedures Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding changes in patient status to the appropriate team person Maintains patient's medical record in accordance with agency standards, completes and submits patient records in a timely manner Participates in patient care conferences, communicates with other members of the home health team to facilitate coordination of patient care Supervises Occupational Therapy Assistant to accomplish the plan of treatment which was developed Participates in staff development and in-service education with the agency to learn new treatments, procedures, developmental skills etc. Performs all duties in compliance with agency policies and procedures. Adheres to all rules, regulations, and code of ethics, guidelines and codes in federal, state and local laws, which are concerned with the practice of occupational therapy. May be required to meet with supervisor, technical support personnel, staffing personnel, or other support staff as needed to maintain therapy standards and patient care. Incidental time is a part of the job responsibilities which includes, but not limited to, patient chart updates, patient notes and call logs, performance reviews, supervisory meetings, and drive time to patient's home. QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited school program of occupational therapy Currently licensed to practice as an Occupational Therapist in the state of Texas Relevant clinical experience, 1 year or more preferred Must be physically and legally able to operate a vehicle OSHA: I-Position is considered to have opportunity for routine exposure to blood borne pathogens in the normal performance of job duties. II- Position is considered to have occasional opportunity for exposure to blood borne pathogens in the normal performance of job duties. III-Position is considered to have no occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens in the normal performance of job duties. 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 sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. A review of this position description may have excluded some of the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by their supervisors. THERAPY2000 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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