The occupational therapist is responsible for evaluating, planning, and administering occupational therapy treatment plans designed to help restore body functions that have been compromised by a health condition.
- Responsible to the therapy supervisor and/or director of rehabilitation services
- Regular contact with physicians, therapists, nurses and patients
As an integral part of our community, Franklin Medical Center’s mission is to provide the highest quality health care and customer satisfaction to all those we serve. We are committed to delivering compassionate, capable, and personalized treatment to our patients and their families, always keeping in mind that our responsibility is to the health needs of the people.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Provides skilled occupational therapy treatment plans in accordance with physician orders and by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results of patients.
- Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs, instructing patients, recommending and/or providing assistive equipment, and recommending follow-up programs.
- Promptly and thoroughly document and maintain clinical and administrative records regarding patient limitations/interventions, treatments, responses and progress to administered therapy, as well as discharge summaries.
- Maintain patient confidentiality, with records and treatment sessions.
- Completes daily notes and charges in an accurate and timely manner.
- Supervises and directs occupational therapy assistants in patient care and related activities.
- Complies with all federal and state codes and regulations.
- Maintain professional appearance and personal conduct at all times.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduate from an Accredited Occupational Therapy Program
- Licensure: Current/Unrestricted Louisiana State Occupational Therapy License
- Certification: CPR Certification for Health Care Providers
- Desired, but not required
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong customer/patient skills
- Thorough knowledge of occupational therapy principles and practices
- Knowledge of electronic health records
- Must have excellent organizational skills and be an effective time manager and multi-tasker
This job requires frequent lifting and carrying items up to 25 pounds unassisted, including assisting patients when required. It also requires frequent bending, reaching, repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, as well as some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift. This job may require exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a hospital environment.
OSHA EXPOSURE CATEGORY A:
Has exposure to blood borne pathogens.