Responsible for evaluation, treatment and education of inpatients, outpatients, skilled nursing patients, Mental Health clients, other community agency clients, and or school based clients with physical, developmental, cognitive and or sensory dysfunctions. Coordinates the Swing bed Activities program. Evaluates and treats patients clients in age groups infants through geriatric. Performs worksite assessments for Copley staff and for offsite contractual clients, and provides ergonomic education and training. Establishes patient plan of care including goals. Re-evaluates and revises treatment plans goals as necessary. Assesses for and fabricates custom splints for appropriate upper and lower extremity conditions. Coordinates care with other disciplines for effective ongoing treatment. Participates in activities such as inservices, continuing education and Performance Improvement, including peer review. Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and conferences. Documents treatment rendered according to hospital and or contractual policy and regulatory requirements. Participates in managing inventory associated with occupational therapy services. Performs other duties as assigned. May work in any Rehabilitation clinic site, offsite facilities, Copley office settings, community offices and or the school setting. Compliance with all applicable State and Federal laws, regulations, and policies governing the provision of health care.
- Follows departmental and hospital policies and procedures. Examples include but are not limited to following assigned work schedule and assignments, using the timeclock appropriately and in accordance with the 7 minute rule, working above FTE and in overtime only with advance approval, submitting ETO requests with sufficient lead time to arrange for coverage and prioritizing prior to patient scheduling.
- Submits all required logs for daily and weekly billing and productivity measurement in accordance with policy, on time.
- Particpates in orientation of new employees, including employees from other departments.
- Participates in and documents multidisciplinary meetings and conferences based on assignment. Communicates appropriately with the care team between meetings to maintain continuity of care.
- Provides skilled Occupational Therapy services in accordance with professional standards of practice, Vermont licensure, departmental policies and guidelines and other regulatory and ethical standards. Chooses appropriate treatments and follows established evidence-based guidelines.
- Recommends equipment and supplies necessary for the performance of the job. Assists in maintaining appropriate inventory by completing purchase requisition for review and approval. Researchs quality and pricing as requested. Ensures safety of equipment prior to use, and takes personal responsibility for acquiring appropriate training in equipment in order to ensure competent use.
- Participates in educating students interested in health care careers by interacting with and overseeing shadowing volunteers and other pre-professional students. May participate in the professional clinical student program by acting as clinical instructor for appropriate level field work OT students.
- Completes all required documentation including initial assessment, daily notes, progress notes, re-evaluations, Discharge reports, patient home exercise programs and communications with the provider, patient and insurance companies. Documents in accordance with hospital and or contractual policy and regulatory requirements. Completes documentation in both electronic and or paper format as required by the service type and location. Documentation supports the medical necessity of the therapy provided and the billing.
- Establishes annual plan for professional performance improvement in consultation with supervisor and/or director, and participates in appropriate ongoing continuing education pertinent to Copley work assignments. Provides peers with inservice training following CE.
- Meets standards for productivity as established. Initiates timely communications with supervisor or director when circumstances may impact therapists's ability to meet productivity expectations. Participates in the development and monitoring of a clinical schedule that balances patient needs, productivity expectations and therapist practice preferences. Is pro-active in managing patient schedules in order to achieve productivity expectations.
- Establishes appropriate and comprehensive plan of care including time specific measureable Functional goals, treatment frequency and treatment options and parameters appropriate for the type of patient and conditions evaluated.
- For Employee and Community Wellness program performs ergonomic assessments with report follow-up. Provides appropriate education and training for staff and community participants. Works collaboratively with the Wellness Manager to meet the community needs.
- Contributes to the departmental Performance Improvement Program. Examples include: performing peer review, data collection and analysis, program and policy or procedure development and implementation, updating EHR or other assessment and documentation tools, functioning as CCCE, representing the department or discipline in multi-disciplinary teams and committees, and other projects and tasks that require the knowlege and training of the occupational therapist.
- Coordinates and oversees the Swing-Bed Activity Program in accordance with CMS standards. Maintains and updates the Activities Calendar. Evaluates patients, establishes goals and a plan and provides appropriate services in accordances with the plan. Oversees other staff and volunteers who participate in the program, and provides them with training as needed to ensure quality services.
- Participates in department staff meetings, inservices and quality improvement activities. Responds promptly and appropriately to changes in policies and procedures announced at department meetings or via verbal and written communications. Proactively discusses procedural issues and opportunities with management in a professional and constructive manner.
- As assigned performs comprehensive patient evaluations for Acute inpatients, SNF patients, Psychiatric patients, outpatients including hand service patients and or school-based clients, for all ages, for neurological, orthopaedic, general medical surgical, cognitive, sensory and developmental concerns and conditions. Utilizes all necessary medical record and patient history to complete the assessment. Includes patient family educational needs. When appropriate chooses, utilizes and scores standardized tests and incorporate these results into the evaluation.
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from accredited school.
Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited school.
Clinical experience in acute or subacute care and general outpatient therapy,
One to two years of employment experience including acute and subacute care, SNF including Activity programs, outpatient services. Experience in hand therapy and custom splint fabrication beneficial for coverage needs. Ergonomic assessment experience. Mental Health experience. EHR experience.
License and Certification Required:
Vermont license in Occupational Therapy. Certification with NBCOT. Valid drivers' license. BLS certification within 6 months of hire.Current Vermont licensure in good standing with no restrictions or stipulations.
Independent in assessment and treatment of all client ages for neurological, orthopaedic, cognitive, sensory, psychiatric and developmental conditions. ADL self care training of acute and SNF level patients. Activity assessment and planning for swing bed patients. Skilled in outpatient musculoskeletal upper extremity injuries and orthopaedic surgical conditions. Cognitive assessment and treatment skills. Basic Ergonomic assessment skills for worksite analysis. Splint fabrication. Clinical documentation to meet medical necessity requirements, using hospital computer technology.
Sensory integration assessment and treatment. Basic hand therapy for post operative conditions, including custom fabrication of upper extremity splints for orthopeadic and post operative hand conditions. Ergonomic assessment and program management.