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Occupational Therapist

Company: Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Location: Massena
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center - We offer the Following:

  • Premium Compensation
  • Great Benefits Package
  • Fun, Family-Like Team, and Atmosphere!
  • Work in a Beautifully Remodeled Office
  • Professional Growth & Stability
  • Innovative Training Programs

    Covid 19 Vaccine: -Required -

    • 401(k)
    • Dental insurance
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Vision insurance

      Job Summary:
      The primary purpose of this position is to provide Occupational Therapy services to include: Evaluations/Screens for Occupational Therapy services; plans appropriate Occupational Therapy services per therapy plans of care; provides Occupational Therapy treatment in accordance with accepted professional standards; communicates with other disciplinary team members to ensure resident needs are met and participates in general functioning of the rehabilitation therapy department.

      • Must possess a current unencumbered NYS license as a Registered Professional Occupational Therapist, Bachelor's degree or higher.
      • Graduate of an accredited school of occupational therapy or international equivalent
      • Geriatric experience preferred
      • A current unrestricted driver's license and dependable transportation
      • Able to use necessary computer applications
      • Ability to professionally communicate with internal and external resources
      • High level of motivation and ability to take initiative appropriately
      • Ability to function independently as well as part of a team
      • Ability to function effectively in stressful and changing situations
      • Ability to positively give and receive oral and written direction

        Essential Job Functions:
        Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. - However, it does not in any way state or imply that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.

        • Demonstrates working knowledge of skilled restorative therapy and maintenance programs
        • Screens residents for rehabilitation therapy needs
        • Completes Occupational Therapy evaluations upon physician order
        • Establishes Occupational Therapy Plan of Care for treatments per physician order
        • Provides Occupational Therapy plan of treatments and modalities
        • Modifies treatment program level, intensity and techniques based on the resident's response to specific treatment plan
        • Documents resident progress toward occupational therapy goals
        • Discharges residents from Occupational Therapy services when appropriate
        • Makes appropriate recommendations for nursing regarding mobility, positioning, ROM and Self-care/ADL tasks
        • Completes Daily Activity Schedule, progress notes and re-certifications per facility policy.
        • Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and unlicensed assistive personnel
        • Provides resident, staff and family education and in-servicing
        • Demonstrates working knowledge of Medicare Part A PPS case management
        • Complies with Federal and State regulations related to rehabilitation therapy
        • Completes all documentation to comply with professional standard and regulatory requirements
        • Strives to meet productivity / efficiency goals and self-initiates corrective action plan for non-attainment
        • Utilizes the clinical software applications per policies and procedures
        • Completes care plans and MDS as directed, per facility policy
        • Assists in ordering necessary equipment for the facility and residents
        • Participates in the discharge planning process with the interdisciplinary team
        • Participates in facility meetings and committees as assigned
        • Submits required reports and documentation in accordance with established acceptable time frames
        • Participates in internal audits as directed
        • Possess a strong knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other payment sources and their responsibility in the SNF setting
        • Utilizes proper body mechanics, techniques and safety while completing job duties and responsibilities.
        • Maintains current professional knowledge of practice of Occupational Therapy and practices within acceptable professional standards
        • Complies with all facility policies and procedures
        • Maintains confidentiality of facility and resident information
        • Respects all residents all resident rights
        • Reports all instances of potential resident abuse, neglect, and misappropriation of resident property immediately
        • Follows sanitation and infection control policies and procedures
        • Keeps Facility Rehabilitation manager informed and updated appropriately
        • Recommends corrective action plan for all identified problems
        • Maintains a positive working relationship between the rehabilitation department and other departments
        • Maintains high standards of professional conduct

          I have read this job description and fully understand the requirements set forth therein. - I hereby accept the position of Staff Occupational Therapist or Per Diem Occupational Therapist and agree to abide by the requirements set forth and will perform all duties and responsibilities to the best of my ability. - I understand that as a result of my employment, I may be exposed to blood, body fluids, infectious disease, air contaminants, and hazardous products/chemicals, including exposure to products containing latex.
          Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. All pay rates and bonuses are paid and/ or awarded to employees based on the facilities policy and/ or the CBA, depending on the position.

Keywords: Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Syracuse , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Massena, New York

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