Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant - Per Diem - PRN
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Wilmington, DE 19806
Cadia Rehabilitation – Pike Creek, on the site of the former Three Little Bakers Theater, a 130 Bed skilled nursing center, located in New Castle County, Wilmington Delaware, is the only skilled nursing center with a dedicated Vent Unit in Delaware.:
Full time eligible for Medical/Dental/Vision:
Vacation/Sick time available after 90 days:
Generous 401K Benefit!:
p, The ideal candidate will, under supervision of the Occupational Therapist and the general supervision of the Director of Rehabilitation, administer occupational therapy treatment for patients with injuries, illnesses, or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. He/She will assist patients in developing, recovering, and improving the skills needed for daily living and functional mobility.
Essential Job Functions:
- Complete all essential documentation and forms related to the treatment services provided to a patient, including but not limited to, billing, physician orders, interdisciplinary screenings, ROM, care plan, billing, etc.
- Assist the Occupational Therapist in the test and measure of patient’s strength, ROM, ADL performance, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and record findings.
- Provide OT treatments/services for patients with dementia, including the ACL,activities to address attention span, concentration, sequencing, decision making, direction following, sequencing, memory, complex ADL cognitive tasks, etc.
- Provide OT assessments/services for patients with visual and perceptual disturbances, interfering with daily function.
- Provide OT treatment to increase patient’s levels of ADL functioning. Use therapeutic exercises and activities to improve or regain strength, range of motion, and fine-motor coordination.
- Administer objective tests/assessments (ACL, Barthel, Forward Reach, etc.) at various stages (weekly, upon discharge) for regulatory and documentation compliance, and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
- Use a range of technique, exercises, activities to strengthen muscles, improve independence and safety with ADLs, fine/gross motor coordination, functional transfers/mobility, homemaking/meal preparation, etc.
- Provide dynamic, creative, and challenging treatments to patients to facilitate progress/improvement for a discharge disposition that is at, or exceeds, prior level of function.
- Provide physical agent modalities, as allowable by Federal, State, and Professional Regulations, to address areas of pain, edema, range of motion, wounds, etc.
- Design and fabricate splints as specified by physicians’ order. Design and/or fabricate slings and adaptive equipment to meet the needs of patients and/or their families.
- Instruct, motivate, and assist patients to perform various physical activities such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, daily-living activities, and in use of assistant and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes and prostheses.
- Educate patients, their families/caregivers on their disorder/disease to lead a healthy lifestyle and to prevent injury and disability.
- Monitor the physical condition of patients.
- Monitor the effects of treatment at various stages and collaborate with OTR to adjusts treatment to achieve maximum benefit
- Collaborate with OT on a weekly basis, at a minimum, in the delivery of the plan of care established by the OT
- Demonstrate competence in computer skills for efficient point of service documentation and billing. Report any computer/technical programs to IT by submitting a Help Desk Ticket.
- Maintain the standards of accurate and efficient documentation of patient records as required by law, administrative/facility regulations, and contract rehab provider
- Participate in Utilization Review Meetings
- Participate in patient/resident Care Plan meetings
- Participate in home assessments, if necessary
- Participate in/contribute to Program development within your rehab program
- Meets average productivity % as determined by Rehab Director. Report any barriers immediately to your Director of Rehab
- May be required to work holidays and/or weekends to comply with Medicare, regulatory, or operational changes.
- May be required to assist with treatments at neighboring facilities based on census.
Education and/or Experience:
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Has at least an earned certificate as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
- Has proven experience as an occupational therapy assistant with exposure to patients of varying age groups in different health care settings.
- Can participate as a Team member and be willing to assist co-workers and collaborate with other disciplines,
- Will obtain and maintain continuing education requirements in accordance with state and professional guidelines.
- Will provide expected customer service to co-workers, patients, families/caregivers
- Can implement infection control practices and procedures as determined by a Cadia Healthcare clinical competency profile and/or competency exam.
- Can read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations as well as write reports, business correspondence, and assist with the creation of procedure manuals.
- Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and groups, including managers, clients, customers and the general public.
- Can utilize mathematical concepts as they apply to the role of occupational therapy assistant.
- Can define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, as well as understand technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.
- Can effectively use Rehab Optima, Microsoft Word software and the Internet.
- Can work with individuals from varying ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Certification and Licensure:
The candidate has current certification and/or licensure or is eligible for certification and/or licensure for the state where employment will occur.