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Occupational Therapist

Company: Genesis HealthCare
Location: Tenafly
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist, the Occupational Therapist Student organizes and conducts occupational therapy programs for the agency to facilitate rehabilitation. In addition, he/she directs patient participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance. The Occupational Therapist Student facilitates the learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, in order to diminish or correct pathology.RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES: 1. The Occupational Therapist Student will follow all GRS policy and procedures outlined in the on-boarding and orientation process. 2. The Occupational Therapist Student will be aware of state licensure requirements and professional standards related to supervising the Occupational Therapist Assistant and other support personnel with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. 3. The Occupational Therapist Student is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of rehab services; adherence to an established plan of care, department and patient(s)' schedule, and timely documentation of services with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. 4. The Occupational Therapist Student Attends and contributes to patient care, staffing conferences and other related meetings with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. 5. The Occupational Therapist Student makes referrals to other disciplines, agencies in order to address the comprehensive needs of the patient with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. 6. The Occupational Therapist Student consults with other members of the rehabilitation team to select the most appropriate therapeutic regimen consistent with the needs and capabilities of each patient with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. 7. The Occupational Therapist Student Adapts program and/or plan of care according to the needs of individual patient with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. 8. The Occupational Therapist Student promotes a safe environment and enforces the elimination of fire and safety hazards with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. 9. The Occupational Therapist Student Orders supplies and equipment as necessary with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. 10. The Occupational Therapist Student cleans, maintains, identifies, and reports the need for repair of equipment as necessary with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. 11. The Occupational Therapist Student puts patient service first: ensures that patients and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals and rights with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. 12. Under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist, the Occupational Therapist Student screens, examines and evaluates patients, including history, systems review, and application of appropriate tests and measures, synthesis information and interprets examination findings in order to establish a diagnosis, identify impairments, determine the predicted level of improvement and the time required to achieve it, identify precautions/contraindications and design and plan of care. Develops appropriate treatment goals and methods in collaboration with the patient and caregivers, implements the occupational therapy treatment plan, and completes all related documentation and record keeping regarding these services with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. Services include but are not limited to application of therapeutic techniques in areas such as: a. cognitive skills b. muscle strength c. coordination d. endurance e. mobility f. perceptual abilities g. sensory awareness h. sitting and standing tolerance i. balance j. activities of daily living k. joint protection l. work simplification m. orientation n. physical agent modalities13. The Occupational Therapist Student designs, fabricates, fits and/or applies adaptive devices, and trains patients in the use of adaptive devices included orthotics and prosthetics with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. 14. The Occupational Therapist Student selects appropriate activities suited to the individual's physical and mental capacity, intelligence level and interest with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. 15. The Occupational Therapist Student instructs patient in the skills and techniques required for participation in functional activities and evaluates patient progress, attitudes, and behavior as related to rehabilitative potential with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. 16. The Occupational Therapist Student performs routine reexamination as needed/required to modify/progress plan of treatment with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. 17. Performs other related duties as required with the supervision of the Clinical Instructor. 18. Upholds the GRS Promises: be ethical I will always act with integrity and honesty, and expect others to do the same. I will ensure my actions comply with the standards set forth by our Policies and Procedures Manuals and the Employee Handbook. be respectful I will treat others in the way I would like to be treated. I will appreciate and respect others' beliefs, and I will cherish our diversity. be accountable I will take responsibility for myself in my actions and my quality of work. I will hold others to those same standards. be actively engaged I will make a conscious effort to be an active part of our community. I will check email and RehabCentral regularly to keep up-to-date on important information. I will be aware of the numerous resources available to me as an employee. take pride in my work & my company I will be proud of the work I've done each and every day. I will always represent my company in a positive, professional manner both inside and outside of work. embrace change I understand that change is a necessary part of life. I will approach change with a positive attitude and will work with my team members to overcome any obstacles associated with change. communicate compassionately I will communicate in an appropriate, professional and timely manner. I will strive to be an active listener by making an effort to hear not just the words another person is saying but, more importantly, understand the total message being conveyed. strive for excellence I will continuously work to grow and develop myself as an employee. I will ask for assistance if I need it, and I will be open to receiving feedback from my manager. celebrate I will contribute to a positive work environment where my team members and I enjoy coming to work and celebrating each other's successes.SOT1Qualifications:JOB SKILLS: 1. Good organizational and time management skills. 2. Good verbal and written communication skills. 3. To protect the health and safety of our patients, residents, employees, family members, and the communities we serve, Genesis Rehab Services has implemented a universal COVID-19 vaccination requirement for employees, care partners and onsite vendors.

Keywords: Genesis HealthCare, Tenafly , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Tenafly, New Jersey

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