Occupational Therapist (OTR) PRN

Accountability: OTR reports to the Corporate Director of Rehabilitation and facility Director of Rehabilitation Services.
Equipment Used: Employee may be required to operate an automobile and various equipment associated with recreational programming.
Environment: Exposure to both indoor and outdoor environments.
Duties and Responsibilities: The employee is required to be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position.
1. He/she may be responsible for supervising/training personnel such as COTA or OTR Aides.
2. Following receipt of a doctor's referral, the therapist is responsible for evaluating the patient within one business day of written referral.
3. The recommended programs will be patient specific to diagnosis according to the type/age of patient under program.
a. Geriatric Programs
ADL re-training
Functional mobility re-training
Neuromuscular re-education
Energy conservation/joint protection
b. Any age
Work simplification
Fine/Gross motor skills (functional)
4. After evaluating the patient, the theapist is responsible for planning, administering and supervising the COTA in an appropriate treatment plan.
5. The staff OTR will communicate with the referring physician and members of the rehabilitation team egarding the patient's total treatment program.
6. The staff OTR will maintain an accurate daily record of treatments given to patients: billing and daily note.
7. The OTR will provide inservice education to facilities, supportive staff, students and community.
8. The OTR will perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Rehabiliation.
9. The OTR will follow established policies and procedures of the company.
10. The OTR will attain an efficiency standard for delivery of occupational therapy services.
Physical Activity Requirements: Therapist assigned must be able to peform the following physical job functions with or without reasonable accommodation:
Primary Physical Requirements:
Lift up to 10 lbs: Frequently
Lift 11 to 25 lbs: Rarely
Lift 26 to 50 lbs: Occassionaly
Lift over 50 lbs: Not Required
Carry up to 10 lbs: Frequently
Carry 11 to 25 lbs: Frequently
Carry 26 to 50 lbs: Not Required
Carry over 50 lbs: Not required
Reach above shoulder height: Frequently
Reach at shoulder height: Frequently
Reach below shoulder height: Frequently
Push/pull: Frequently
Hand Manipulation:
Grasping: Frequently
Handling: Constantly
Torquing: Rarely
Fingering: Constantly
Controls and Equipment: Employee may be required to operate an automobile and various games.
Other Physical Considerations:
Twisting: Required
Bending: Required
Crawling: Required
Squatting: Required
Kneeling: Required
Crouching: Required
Climbing: Required
Balancing: Required
During an 8 hour day, employee may be required to:
Consecutive Hours Total Hours
Sit 2 4
Stand 2 6
Walk 2 3
Work Surface: Employee may be required to stand on tile, linoleum, or carpet.
Cognitive and Sensory Requirements:
Talking: Required
Hearing: Required
Sight: Required
Tasting and Smelling: Not Required
Access to Personal Health Information:Requires access to the entire medical record on an as-needed basis.
Licensure/Certification Requirements: Employee must be licensed in the State (as applicable) to practice Occupational Therapy. Temporary license accepted. Also hold current registration with the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board (AOTCB).
Other Training, Skills, and Experience Requirements: Employee must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other departments. Must be a graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy college. College must be accredited by the American Medical Association, and the American Occupational Therapy Association. Display evidence of interest in continued education within thep rofession and is encouraged to be a member of the AOTA.
Summary of Occupational Exposures:
Bloodborne Pathogens:
Tasks and procedures performed by employee involve risks classified by CDC as:
Category I (Direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids to which universal precautions apply.)
Specific Task Exposure:
General Resident Care: Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudate, semen/vaginal secretions, other body fluids --- cerebrospinal, synovial, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, amniotic.
Handling Soiled Linens and Clothing: Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudate, semen/vaginal secretions, other body fluids --- cerebrospinal, synovial, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, amniotic.
Cleaning Resident Rooms and Common Areas --- Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudate, semen/vaginal secretions.
This position typically does not involve Category I exposure risk; however, if employee is trained in first aid, some emergency procedures may entail Category I exposure risks.
Refer for Exposure Control Plan for additional information.
Other Considerations and Requirements: This is a somewhat physical position, as employee may be required to walk and stand for extended periods of time. Employee should be energetic and creative. Employee may be requested to perform other duties or tasks that are not listed, but are within the competence and training of the individual. The employer reserves the right to modify this job description based upon the company needs.

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