This position facilitates development and rehabilitation of patients with mental, emotional, and physical disabilities by planning and administering medically prescribed occupational therapy.
Assess, plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of occupational therapy treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, enhance emotional and social well-being, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit and to meets the patient's goals and needs.
Helps patient develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities by implementing programs involving manual arts and crafts, practice in functional, prevocational, vocational and homemaking skills, activities of daily living, and sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities.
Supervise all treatment/graded activities carried out by assistants/aides.
Designs home exercise programs, recommending and/or providing assistive device, instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs that, if followed, will assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge from skilled therapy.
Direct or supervise group rehabilitation activities.
Provide information to the patient about the proposed intervention, its material risks and expected benefits and any reasonable alternatives.
Document in accordance with AltaMed PACE departmental guidelines and within the established time frames.
Completes assessments and collaborate with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers to establish an integrated individualized plan of care.
Develops occupational therapy assistants and aides by providing information, guidance, training and conducting in-service training programs.
Maintains patient confidence and by keeping information confidential.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with company policies and procedures, rules, and regulations.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Occupational Therapist license issued by the State of California Occupational Therapy Board coupled with a minimum of 1 year of experience working with the frail, elderly and disabled populations required.
Current CPR/First Aid certification also required.