The Occupational Therapist is a health professional who, upon the direction of the referring physician, provides occupational therapy services to include assessment, treatment planning, treatment implementation and reassessment.
Utilizes the Occupational Therapy process for comprehensive evaluation while demonstrating age specific factors. - In a time efficient manner accurately and thoroughly completes evaluations while recognizing patient's psychological development. Includes input from patient/family in initial evaluation using appropriate interview/communication techniques. Always makes certain that patient’s evaluation is performed within scope of practice, assesses safety needs based on age groups and provides safety measures as appropriate, uses appropriate tools/materials for size and age of patient, identifies increased physical/emotional dependency needs, evaluates availability of support system and completes evaluation within expected time frame. Completes all documentation in a timely manner and collaborates with the physician as appropriate.
Utilizes the Occupational Therapy process for planning and implementing treatment programs - Determines correct Occupational Therapy diagnosis and collaborative problems. Determines and initiates appropriate plan of care based on patient's psychological development. Includes patient/family/caregiver in developing and implementing the plan of care. Consults with other appropriate health care members by reporting progress/seeking input as needed and in a time efficient manner.
Utilizes the Occupational Therapy process for discharge planning - Always revises/updates the plan of care as patient’s condition warrants. Final discharge evaluation reflects patient’s current status, identifies D/C needs including any recommendations. Utilizes appropriate referral resources. Anticipates, through collaboration with patient/family and other health team members, discharge needs and is prepared for patient’s discharge. Always provides home program if appropriate.
Documentation - Documents results of treatment and patient’s progress. Documentation reflects implementation of treatment and patients’ progress toward goals. Documentation is completed within expected guidelines and in a time efficient manner. Seeks consultation as needed from other healthcare providers. Consistently documents patient education. Utilizes automated communication (POC, CIS) to provide for quality, accuracy, and efficiency in documentation when available.
Manages current case load by appropriately prioritizing and scheduling patients and other job duties. - Completes patient care and other duties in a time efficient manner. Routinely accomplishes work within assigned shift/ expectations of completion. Communicates identified problems with patient care delivery to Clinical Coordinator. Gives organized concise staffing reports per zone/area protocol. Utilizes downtime for the promotion of patient and/or medical center goals. Completes accepted projects in a timely manner.