• Occupational Therapist

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    ArchCare at Mary Manning Walsh Home
    Rehabilitation Services
    Work Days Per Week
    Shift Start Time
    10:30 am
    Shift End Time
    6:30 pm
    # Hours
  • Overview

    Performance Management

    Responsible for providing comprehensive assessment and occupational therapy treatment and coordination with Clinical Nursing Home staff to ensure that residents as part of the Nursing interdisciplinary team plan, organize and conduct a comprehensive program for residents admitted into the home receive a complete occupational and physical rehabilitation therapy service that will enable residents to achieve optimal levels of independent mobility and improve or restore functions which have been impaired, reduced or permanently lead to lost of mobility due to illness or injury. Will works under general supervision.




    Performance Management

    Conducts initial face-to-face occupational therapy assessment of residents. Determines resident rehabilitative potential and needs for ongoing maintenance therapy, and recommends courses of action for treatment plan. Communicates with other occupational therapists as needed to coordinate appropriate follow up of occupational therapy plan. Conducts reassessments as required.
    Develops and implements the occupational therapy care plan to promote, restore or maintain the resident’s optimum level of functioning, ensuring integration into the interdisciplinary team plan of care.
    Monitors effectiveness and outcomes regularly and keeps the team informed as to resident progress and level of independence.
    Documents changes of the resident’s condition and details care provided by completing all required documentation and ensuring compliance to quality standards and policies.
    Monitors resident progress and outcomes through assessment of care provided, including need for revision to treatment plan. Coordinates with other members of the interdisciplinary team to ensure that the comprehensive plan of care is followed and revised as needed.
    Evaluates the environments (e.g., residents room, interviews family members to assess home environment such as surrounding, safety of the home, presence of pets, etc.) use of approved transportation options to deliver direct care to the resident.
    Assist resident with therapeutic interventions and activities of daily living, which may require positioning, moving, transferring and lifting resident of varying body sizes and physical conditions, with and without assistance and as appropriate, instructing, demonstrating and verifying capabilities of family members and/or paraprofessionals
    Ability to use and assist resident with use durable medical equipment as a component of the plan of care, including but not limited to wheelchairs, transfer lifts, ambulatory devices, slings, splints, orthotics, prosthetics, and exercise/strengthening equipment.
    Provides individual therapy for residents as needed or prescribed in the care plan to increase or maintain strength, range of motion, coordination, endurance and/or dexterity in the upper extremities.
    Assesses and provides treatment to improve perceptual-motor deficits, sensory deficits and cognitive limitations.
    Provides treatment to increase self-care skills including bed mobility, feeding, hygiene, grooming, dressing, transfer ability, communication and homemaking as needed.
    Evaluates the need for equipment by assessing patient’s function and safety. Identifies the need for devices such as durable medical equipment (DME), orders equipment and instructs patient/caregivers/family members in its safe use.
    Manages assigned caseload provides occupational therapy services to residents as per plan of care.





    Performance Management

    Formal Education: Master's Degree
    Experience: 3 years
    License, Registration, and / or Certification Requirement: No
    Minimum Knowledge: Requires a broad knowledge of a highly technical or professional field. Requires highly complex conceptual thinking.
    Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

    Education Requirements
    Bachelor’s degree a must or Masters or higher preferred

    Education Desired
    Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from a program approved by the New York Department of education
    Graduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy from a college or university whose program is registered by the State education department or accredited by a national accreditation agency

    Experience Desired
    Minimum of one-year experience as an Occupational Therapist. One year of experience with frail elderly population in acute, long term care, or community based setting
    Have 1 year of experience with a frail or elderly population

    License Requirements
    Current license and registration to practice as an Occupational Therapist in the State of New York. Registered with the American Occupational Therapy Association.



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