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Occupational Therapist - Flexible working hours

Company: Interim HealthCare
Location: Severn
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

General Purpose:Responsible for continuous monitoring and improvement of care that is provided to patients/to improve their client's ability to perform tasks in their daily living and work environments. They work with individuals who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally or emotionally disabling in order to improve basic motor functions and reasoning abilities and also to compensate for permanent loss of function.Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for establishing, monitoring and delivering occupational therapy to patient/clients as directed by the physician's plan of treatment and the interdisciplinary patient/client plan of care.
  • Responsible for reporting on the condition of patient/client to the appropriate supervisor, and other staff members in the assigned facility/setting.
  • Responsible for performing occupational therapy assessment and procedures, which require substantial specialized knowledge, judgment and skill based upon principles of psychological, biological, physical and social sciences. Responsible for making decisions based on individual's educational preparation and experience in occupational therapy.
  • Responsible to actively participate in case conferences and make suggestions to appropriate supervisors.
  • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
  • May have access to personal health information ("PHI") necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
    • Graduate with a degree in an occupational therapy program from a university, which meets, the educational and field work requirements of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
    • Successful completion of the national examination for OTR and state licensure required.
    • Additional requirements in some states for therapists who work in schools or early intervention programs (education related classes; education practice certificate or early intervention certificate).Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
      • One (1) year experience as an Occupational Therapist.
      • Able to effectively communicate with all levels of the work force, both clinical and non-clinical.
      • Able to perform and prioritize multiple functions or tasks.
      • Able to assist patient with standing, walking, sitting, and rolling in bed.
      • Able to read and interpret technical instructions related to the care of the patient/client.
      • Able to visually and auditorially observe and assess the patient.
      • Able to effectively deal with multiple changes.
      • Able to provide proof of valid driver's license, if applicable.
      • Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment(s) include driving own vehicle.
      • Evidence of current CPR/BLS training including adults, children and infants.
      • Meets applicable health requirements to provide patient care.Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
        • Work is performed in clinics, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, patient homes or occupational settings.
        • Work environment involves frequent exposure to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment (e.g. face masks, goggles, latex and or non-latex gloves).
        • Ability to stretch, bend, stoop, twist, stand, sit, walk, reach and climb stairs.
        • Heavy physical activity requiring frequent and/or occasional lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling 50+ lbs.

Keywords: Interim HealthCare, Severn , Occupational Therapist - Flexible working hours, Healthcare , Severn, Maryland

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