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Occupational Therapist

Company: La Fuente Post Acute
Location: Vista
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARYEvaluates and treats patients and communicates with patients, clients, and team members. Maintains documentation of services in the medical record. Conducts in-services and training for patients, clients, and team members on an ongoing basis in restorative techniques. Completes all duties in accordance with established medical practices, governmental requirements and Company policies and procedures.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrates commitment to company's mission, values, and standards of ethical behavior.
    • Models a positive and professional image that emulates the organization's mission and encourages a spirit of cooperation with co-workers. Assists co-workers and promotes teamwork by sharing information useful to achieving desired results.
      • Ensures that all residents are treated fairly, with kindness, dignity, and respect, and their rights are protected at all times.
        • Respects and upholds all residents' personal and property rights whenever carrying out duties, including knocking before entering a resident's room.
          • Complies with all company and departmental policies and procedures.
            • Supervise Therapist Assistants and therapy students in direct patient care to carry out plan of care and patient related activities per state practice act and reimbursement regulations.
              • Demonstrate a positive attitude and a collaborative team building approach with all patients, clients, and team members.
                • Consistently attends work and provides appropriate notice for scheduled paid time off.
                  • Maintains productivity standard as determined by supervisor and clinical needs.
                    • Demonstrates consistent knowledge and application of Medicare and other reimbursement regulations.
                      • Evaluate patients based upon the physician referral/orders.
                        • Develop effective treatment plans with functional, goal-based outcomes and ensure approval /orders for services from referring physician.
                          • Treat patients according to treatment plan.
                            • Record clinical documentation according to accepted regulatory and professional guidelines.
                              • Record daily treatment charges per approved billing guidelines.
                                • Instruct families and nursing staff regarding restorative/home programs.
                                  • Participate in discharge planning.
                                    • Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans.
                                      • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings, patient care conferences, utilization review meetings, and other meetings as required or directed.
                                        • Participate in in-service training program for other staff at the facility.
                                          • Participate in facility performance improvement programs.
                                            • Coordinate with members of other departments, attending physicians, committee members, and other staff within the Rehab department.
                                              • Screen patients based upon identified need.
                                                • Assist with cleaning maintenance of treatment area and department.
                                                  • Secure necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients.
                                                    • Report any problems with department equipment to appropriate personnel so that it is maintained in good working order.
                                                      • Travel or float between facilities as determined by supervisor and patient needs.
                                                        • Adheres to state and federal regulations and company policies and procedures; HIPAA confidentiality standards of resident and facility information; Infection Control, Universal Precautions, OSHA, and safety standards; and established safety precautions and regulations (including use of mechanical lifts when lifting or moving heavy individuals or objects) in the performance of tasks and the use of equipment and supplies.
                                                          • Attends orientation, in services and meetings as required.
                                                            • Takes responsibility for staying updated on new regulations, best practices and internal policies and procedures.
                                                              • Demonstrates knowledge of facility and departmental quality improvement activities. Recommends to Supervisor any equipment and supplies needed for department as well as any departmental improvements.
                                                                • Utilizes most efficient, safe, and cost-effective techniques and methods, and uses supplies and equipment in most efficient manner to minimize waste.
                                                                  • Participates in and assists in departmental studies and projects as required.
                                                                    • Performs other related duties as required.The above listing of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive but rather to serve as a description of the range of duties and general nature of the position. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
                                                                      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS
                                                                      • Graduate of an accredited college or university with a valid state license or eligibility to obtain license in state where services are provided.
                                                                        • High school diploma or equivalent required.
                                                                          • Commitment to the Company mission to consistently deliver high quality, person-centered care with dignity, respect, compassion, and integrity, and to enrich every life we touch. Embracing of Company values of care & compassion, community, honesty & integrity, teamwork, innovation, and safety.
                                                                            • Ability to represent Company in an ethical and professional manner, and to maintain accountability.
                                                                              • Ability to interact tactfully, effectively, and professionally with other employees, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public, as needed.
                                                                                • Must be able to relate to and work with physically and/or mentally ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within facility and treat them with respect and consideration regardless of their cognitive or functional level.
                                                                                  • Ability to understand and follow applicable regulations, policies, and procedures fully and consistently.
                                                                                    • Willingness and ability to function as an effective team member through good communication and cooperation to meet departmental goals.
                                                                                      • Must demonstrate flexibility and ability to adapt to change.
                                                                                        • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines.
                                                                                          • Ability to maintain confidentiality and be discreet.
                                                                                            • Must be able to multi-task and handle pressure.
                                                                                              • Must be able to follow instructions and to accept feedback.
                                                                                                • Must successfully pass background check, health exams, and any other pre-employment requirements.
                                                                                                  • Must be able to operate departmental equipment, as appropriate.
                                                                                                    • Willing to work beyond normal working hours, weekends, holidays, and/or on other shifts and in other positions, when necessary.
                                                                                                      • Must be knowledgeable of nursing/medical practices and procedures, and/or terminology, laws, regulations, and the guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
                                                                                                        • Must have strong detail orientation and high accuracy level.
                                                                                                          • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language sufficiently and comprehensibly enough to perform the essential functions of the job.
                                                                                                            • Sufficient computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and /or Internet to perform required duties.
                                                                                                              • Strong communication skills, both one-on-one and in a group, and ability to listen and respond to questions effectively.
                                                                                                                • Creative problem-solving abilities.
                                                                                                                  • Ability to inspire trust and respect and mobilize others.
                                                                                                                    • Ability to communicate in Spanish helpful.ACTIVITY(Hours per day)
                                                                                                                      NEVER0 Hours
                                                                                                                      OCCASIONALLYUp to 3 hours
                                                                                                                      FREQUENTLY3-6 hours
                                                                                                                      CONSTANTLY6-8+ hours
                                                                                                                      Sitting
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      Walking
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      Standing
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      Bending (neck)
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      Bending (waist)
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      Squatting
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      Climbing
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      Kneeling
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      Crawling
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      Twisting (neck)
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      Twisting (waist)
                                                                                                                      x

                                                                                                                      LIFTING
                                                                                                                      NEVER0 hours
                                                                                                                      OCCASIONALLYUp to 3 hours
                                                                                                                      FREQUENTLY3-6 hours
                                                                                                                      CONSTANTLY6-8+ hours
                                                                                                                      0-10 lbs.
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      11-25 lbs.
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      26-50 lbs.
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      51-75 lbs.
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      76-100 lbs.
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      100+ lbs.
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      CARRYING
                                                                                                                      NEVER0 hours
                                                                                                                      OCCASIONALLYUp to 3 hours
                                                                                                                      FREQUENTLY3-6 hours
                                                                                                                      CONSTANTLY6-8+ hours
                                                                                                                      0-10 lbs.
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      11-25 lbs.
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      26-50 lbs.
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      51-75 lbs.
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      76-100 lbs.
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      100+ lbs.
                                                                                                                      x
                                                                                                                      The knowledge, skills, abilities described in this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
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Keywords: La Fuente Post Acute, Vista , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Vista, California

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