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Occupational Therapist (Per Diem)

Company: JAG Physical Therapy
Location: West Orange
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Occupational Therapist is forward-thinking who excels at assessing patients' strengths and weaknesses and devising creative but effective treatment plans. Therapists must practice discretion & maintain patient confidentiality. Must operate a high-energy, positive-thinking environment and offer patients positive encouragement to achieve their goals. You will be expected to utilize your training and skills to aid patients in the goal of healing, recovering, improving pain level/tolerance, and maximizing functional independence. Occupational Therapist examines patients using fundamental clinical knowledge, implements a treatment plan and executes plan of care on a daily basis.

Essential Functions:

  • Collects and records patient care data that follows format and guidelines of the patient care service, regulatory agencies and third party payers which reflects an understanding of reimbursement systems and their impact on patient care.
    • This includes, but is not limited to, initial evaluation, daily notes, reassessments/progress reports, discharge plans and communication with members of the team.
    • Additionally records daily billing and follows department guidelines for productivity.
    • Prepares for the evaluation in accordance with department policies/procedures and standards of practice including obtaining patient history, exhibiting knowledge of patient diagnoses and researching unfamiliar diagnoses.
    • Selects and administers tests and measures.
    • Additionally, synthesizes evaluation results to formulate the diagnosis, goals, prognosis and plan of care.
    • Establishes treatment plan based on evaluation results, goals and best practice. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team, patients and patient's support system. Assesses and re-assesses need for modifications to plan of care and goals.
    • Identifies need for consultations and/or refers the patient to another health care professional or health care services. Initiates and completes discharge plan.
    • Provides education/training to patient and/or patient support system
    • Functional Training-This includes but is not limited to: ADLs/IADLs, therapeutic activities (e.g. transfers, bed mobility), rehabilitation equipment prescription and training and community reintegration
    • Neurological Interventions-This includes but is not limited to: handling techniques, neurodevelopmental training, seating and positioning, vision/perception, cognitive rehabilitation, neuromuscular re-education, spasticity management and behavioral management
    • Other- This may include, but is not limited to: cardiac rehab/medical monitoring and splinting
    • Musculoskeletal Interventions-This includes but is not limited to: therapeutic exercise, joint mobilization and modalities
    • Provide data, note writing using WEB PT EMR for all treatments provided
    • Oversee support staff of COTA, OT aides
    • Attends annual JAG-ONE Billing and Coding seminar
    • Present 1 facility level in- service annually
    • Promotes JAG-ONE in the community through lectures/presentations
    • Demonstrates respectful interactions with patients, colleagues, and others
    • Other duties as assigned

      Minimum Requirements:
      • Bachelors or Masters Degree required, Doctorate degree preferred
      • Licensed Occupational Therapist
      • Completed state regulated CEU requirement in appropriate state (NY, NJ)
      • Valid CPR License
      • Experience/knowledge with an EMR software is preferred
      • Excellent oral, written communication
      • Strong clinical decision-making skills
      • 1+ year(s) professional OT experience
      • Excellent work ethic and dedication to patient success
      • Basic computer skills
      • Works as a team member and individually with minimal supervision
      • Maintains a positive, professional demeanor at all times

        Important Disclaimer Notice:

        The above statements are only intended to represent the essential job functions and general nature of the work being performed and are not exhaustive of the tasks that an Employee may be required to perform. The employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require Employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations, or the work environment change. This job description is not a guarantee of employment.

Keywords: JAG Physical Therapy, West Orange , Occupational Therapist (Per Diem), Healthcare , West Orange, New Jersey

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