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Inglis enables people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest.
It is essential that all duties are performed with the highest level of integrity, while supporting Inglis Values and Standards of Excellence, ensuring the achievement of competencies and compliance with regulatory agencies.
The Occupational Therapist has the primary responsibility to evaluate, plan, and provide comprehensive treatment plan aimed at maximizing resident’s independence and quality of life. Evaluates outcomes and makes modifications to treatment plan as indicated. Demonstrates clinical expertise in Occupational Therapy process. Responds to physician consults and provides all services in accordance with physician prescription. Screens residents and determines need for Occupational Therapy services. Supervises and delegates duties to Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and Rehab aide. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team and resident families to ensure provision of quality care. All essential job responsibilities will be executed in accordance with Inglis Administrative policies and compliance/ethics guidelines.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
Demonstrates understanding of relevant neurological and orthopedic conditions and disease management strategies.
Consults with the resident, caregivers, and family to obtain information about health, associated history, previous interventions, and associated outcomes.
· Screens residents and assesses occupational therapy needs according to designated time frames per policy and procedure.
· Selects qualitative and quantitative methods and measures based on evidence-based practice and safely performs assessment.
· Analyzes assessment findings.
· Recommends a treatment plan with interventions strategies aimed at maximizing independence and safety in these areas as determined by resident goals.
· Implements interventions and/or delegates implementation to the Occupational Therapy Assistant
· Routinely re-evaluates progress and adjusts interventions as needed.
· Discharges resident from services when goals or projected outcomes have been attained.
· Ensures continuation of therapeutic care plan following discharge from skilled therapy by designing home exercise programs or appropriate restorative programs.
· Participates in care plan meetings to provide resident/family/IDT with updates and answer questions about status and goals.
· Responsible for ensuring safe use of rehab equipment including following manufacturer’s instructions, trouble-shooting malfunctions, and calling for repairs.
· Anticipates, recognizes, and prevents hazards in the physical environment.
· Promotes resident safety in the selection, application of assessment, intervention, and evaluation measures.
· Participates in quality improvement and resident safety initiatives.
· Performs other related job duties as assigned by rehab director.
· Completes documentation elements that adhere to rules for professional practice act, and guidelines for regulatory and reimbursement agencies.
· Demonstrates competency in navigation of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) including all components related to order entry, documentation of evaluation, progress notes, screens, and plan of care updates.
· Completes resident billing in EMR daily.
· Coordinates with other disciplines and CCRC department for all PPS and OBRA assessments.
· Documents on the resident’s plan of care to reflect all current interventions and positioning and/or equipment needs.
· Reviews ABN with resident or responsible party when applicable prior to the discharge of therapy.
Communication/Customer Service Skills
· Employs effective and appropriate verbal, non-verbal, written, and electronic communications.
· Communicates with the interdisciplinary team to ensure quality care is being provided to the residents and that resident goals are being achieved.
· Communicates with the physicians to establish treatment plans and to maintain knowledge of resident’s medical status.
· Communicates with nursing and other members of IDT to ensure that recommended plan of care related to OT goals are being properly delivered.
· E-mails Rehab director and RNAC within 24 hours of caseload changes.
· Communicate all resident smoking related issues and concerns to the IDT in a timely manner.
· Relays operational or resident care problems to supervisor or appropriate personnel.
· Actively participates in meetings including care plan and stand-up as assigned.
· E-mails Rehab director and CCRC within 24 hours of caseload changes.
· Responds to Outlook emails timely within 24 hours of receipt.
· Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational seminars, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
· Orients and develops occupational therapy and rehab staff by providing information, developing and conducting in-service training programs.
· Engages in professional development and learning opportunities.
· Incorporates evidence based practice into treatment decisions and planning.
ROLE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
· Conducts screening and assessments in the following areas:
· Gross and fine motor function including range of motion, coordination, muscle strength/tone, pain, and skin integrity.
· Functional cognition, vision/perception and impact on function and functional mobility.
· ADL status including self-feeding, light hygiene, dressing, bathing, toileting, functional transfers, bed mobility, wheelchair mobility, and smoking safety.
· IADL’s including money management, self-medication, shopping, laundry management, environmental access/assistive tech access, and management of caregiver.
· Occupational participation in vocational and leisure pursuits of choice.
· Designs and implements interventions to address deficits in above areas which may negatively impact occupational participation, independence, quality of life, and safety.
· Implements non-pharmacological interventions including use of Physical Agent Modalities when deemed clinically competent in order to manage acute and chronic pain.
· Recommends/fabricates orthotics and prosthetics and trains resident/staff on proper usage.
· Actively participates in program development and facility initiatives related to improvement of care and service delivery.
· Manages and supervises personnel involved in the delivery of OT services including Occupational Therapy Assistants, Rehab and Restorative Aides.
· Assesses, orients, and provides on-going feedback and continuing education to personnel involved in the delivery of OT services.
· Assigns tasks and monitors personnel to ensure all activities occurring are within regulatory guidelines.
· Educates staff regarding interventions directed at improving engagement in occupational performance and managing secondary complications related to disease process.
· Provides in-services as indicated on splinting needs and wearing schedules, bed positioning, wheelchair positioning and mobility needs, ADL set-up to facilitate maximal independence, smoking equipment, and adaptive equipment needs.
· Participates in the development and ongoing provision of competency training for rehab and RNP staff.
· Mentors occupational therapy students during their clinical rotation and supports educational needs and other educational goals of COTA and OT students as indicated.
PERSON CENTERED CARE
· Champion for culture change and supportive leadership.
· Demonstrates a real sense of inquiry and a personal willingness to learn.
· Demonstrates the ability to take responsible actions within the parameters of the role without a constant need to be directed by others.
· Demonstrates politeness and respectfulness and evidences the self-awareness of the effect of her/his behavior on others.
· Demonstrates mutual respect for diversity.
PEOPLE & TEAM LEADERSHIP
· Demonstrates Inglis people and leadership values and behaviors
· Demonstrates the ability to follow-up on schedules, set priorities and achieve deadlines
· Demonstrates the Inglis Code of Conduct and builds trusted partnerships throughout the Inglis organization.
· Establishes and maintains effective relationships by gaining trust and respect.
· Is approachable and easy to talk with; puts forth an extra effort to make people at ease; is patience and builds rapport with customers and is a good listener.
· A team player and has the trust and support of peers.
· Promotes collaboration within the department.
· Collaborates with others to prevent, manage, and resolve conflict.
· Provides interventions both on an individual and group basis as required.
· Actively engages in the use of computer systems and technology to enhance the day-to-day flow of information
· Encourages and supports staff on the appropriate use of computer systems and technology
· Understands common computer terminology and fundamentals of computers
· Network account login, Basic Windows skills
· Parts of the Windows desktop
· Use the mouse; move and resize windows
· File management, Open, view and print files
· Save files, dating, and basic version control
· When and why to store files in Desktop (C:\ drive), OneDrive, and Shared folders
· Identifying, selecting and applying a variety of learning technologies, and matching the appropriate technology to the specific learning opportunity or challenge at hand.
In addition to the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above, there are a number of traits that a successful candidate will possess.
Undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy from a recognized and accredited institution is required.
Current Professional Licensure in the State of Pennsylvania is required
At least one year of clinical experience preferred with outstanding clinical skills and/or exceptional interest in the treatment of individuals with neurologic conditions demonstrated by program development, clinical education, research or resident care.
CPR certification required.