Therapist / Occupational Therapist Job in Merced, California / Skilled
Company: Brighton Rehabilitation
Posted on: November 13, 2020
The Occupational Therapist for Brighton Rehabilitation
("Brighton") is responsible for providing quality Occupational
Therapy services to patients and contract facilities to include
assessment, treatment, planning, implementation, provision of
education, documentation, and patient/family communication for the
purpose of assisting the patients achieve optimal functional level
and quality of life in an interdisciplinary rehabilitation setting.
The Occupational Therapist reports directly to the Director of
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Quality Patient Care
Provide Quality Patient Care
Timely response to requests for service.
Participate in screening individuals in compliance with Brighton
policy and procedure.
Ensure plan of treatment is initiated by attending physician, and
is developed in consultation with nursing.
Evaluate patients in order to obtain data necessary for treatment
planning and development of appropriate goals.
Maintain documentation according to Brighton's policy and procedure
for content and timeliness.
Respond pro-actively to the needs of the assigned
Direct Patient Care
Adhere to Occupational Therapy Department policies and procedures
regarding the evaluation and treatment of patients referred to
facility. Evaluations only to be performedafter obtaining an
appropriate order from the MD.
Establish short-term goals, long-term goals, and a treatment plan
for each patient in accordance with patient, family, and team
objectives. Plan of treatment to be approved by attending
Responsible for reviewing therapy goals, efficiency of treatment,
risks vs. benefits, and potential financial responsibility with
patient and family as necessary and appropriate.
Administer individual or group therapy services as outlined in the
treatment plan and approved by attending physician.
Modify the treatment plan according to patient status and following
written approval of the attending physician.
As directed, supervise the administration of therapy services
provided by Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, and/or
Monitor the patient during all phases of treatment and supervise
the use of specialized equipment.
Recommend, provide, or adapt assistive or orthotic devices to
support the patient's functional independence.
Provide specific training in the use, care and/or application of
assistive or orthotic devices to patient, family or other
department staff or team members as appropriate.
Inform the family or other team members of the specific therapy
program to ensure maximal carryover of training in preparation for
Confer informally and formally at family and team conferences with
other team members in coordinating the total rehabilitative program
of the patient.
Establish individual patient schedules in conjunction with other
Record billable treatment times according to Brighton's procedures
and submit required statistics to corporate office.
Participate in FMP and discharge planning.
Indirect Patient Care Activities
Complete MD letters on all patients and deliver to referring
physician within ten working days.
Ensure all Brighton's required documentation is completed,
including the appropriate signatures, on all patients in a timely
As directed, assists in the orientation and supervision of
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides.
Ensure continued professional development through participation in
facility in-services and outside continuing education programs;
shares knowledge and technical skills with other team members.
Attend and participate in professional staff meetings and
in-services; attend and participate in family and team
As directed, participate in department program development
Assists in maintaining adequate levels of equipment and in
maintaining the therapeutic area.
Demonstrate initiative in assisting other staff members.
Ensure documentation (700, 701, and weekly notes etc...) are filed
in the medical record in a timely manner.
Promote Brighton's mission, philosophy, goals, and directives in a
positive and appropriate manner.
Perform other duties as required.
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