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Occupational Therapist

Company: Macon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Location: Macon
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:Plan and administer a prescribed occupational therapy treatment program for patients/residents to facilitate 1---ehabilitation following illness, disease or injuryResponsibilities:Review and evaluate physician referrals and patient / resident medical records to determine occupational therapy treatment requiredPlan and prepare written treatment program based on evaluation of available patient / resident dataConfer with physician and other health practitioners to obtain additional patient/resident information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrate therapy treatment ---with other aspects of patient / resident careRecord patient/resident treatment, response and progressAssist the rehab director and medical director in planning of occupational therapy services as neededPerform tests, measurements and evaluations such as functional activities/ADI.s, range of motion, manual muscle tests, postural control, sensation, coordination, neuromuscular control, visual perception and home managementPlan program involving practice in functional skills including prevocational, vocational and homemaking skills and activities of quality livingConsult ---with other members of the rehabilitation team to select programs consistent with needs and capabilities of each patient and to coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activitiesSelect treatment program suited to individual physical capacity, intelligence level and interest to upgrade patient to maximum independence, assist in restoration of functions and aid in adjustment to disabilityConsult with physicians and/or nursing in the event of adverse reactionsMaintain documentation consistent with third party reimbursementConduct on the job training for new employees. Adapt existing training materials to meet immediate needsAssist in the recruitment of staff to provide needed treatmentAttend department meetings and/or sit on required committeesParticipate in developing and updating department policies and procedures, and maintain required records and reports as outlined in tl1e Policies and Procedures ManualParticipate in department budget planning with supervisor on actual hours and expenses versus budgetDevelop specifications for commonly used itemsMaintain confidentiality of necessary informationUtilize supplies and equipment properly and without wasteThink and act calmly and logically to meet unusual occurrences of the job without being thrown off stridePerform any miscellaneous work assignments as may be requiredFollow established infection control precautions and adhere t.o Universal Blood and Body Fluid precautions following Company policy and center specific infection control policies and proceduresJob Requirements:Credentialed graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program and licensed In the state where practicingPrior experience in occupational therapy preferredAbility to lift 50 pounds, w.1.th frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 20 poundsTravel within a local area as needed for patient treatment

Keywords: Macon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Macon , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Macon, Georgia

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