PRN Occupational Therapist - Rutherford Co.
|Employment Type:||Per Diem|
|Description:||-Restores function, increases joint motion and improves muscle strength and coordination through passive/active exercise and/or activity in adult population of various diagnosis. Possible need to supervise the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.|
|Duties:||-Supervises and participates in evaluation of COTA as assigned.|
-Maintains all records and information relevant to the patient for purpose of the services provided in coordination with the general policies of the agency.
-Completes or assigns initial assessment visit for patients admitted for occupational therapy and develops a plan of care within 48 hours.
-Consults with other health care disciplines concerned with the patientís care.
-Conducts in-services as needed to other agency personnel.
-Assists physician in establishing/determining appropriate program in occupational therapy for total and continued care of selected handicapped patients and submits documentation of visit within 48 hours.
-Restores function, increases joint motion and improves muscle strength and coordination through passive/active exercise and/or activity.
-Evaluates and trains in activities of daily living.
-Determines if any adaptations of equipment are needed and/or assistive devises and adapt and train in their use.
-Determines if any upper extremity splinting is needed and fabricate or order.
-Establishes opportunities for more satisfying relationships with family, friends, aides, etc. Assists in expression and directs in qualification and sublimination of emotional drives.
-Assesses activity tolerance within the disease process.
-Assesses sensation of the upper extremities.
|Qualifications:||-A graduate of an occupational therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association, and when applicable is licensed or certified by the State.|
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