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Occupational Therapy job in Watertown, South Dakota

Occupational Therapy Job in Watertown, South Dakota

Occupational Therapist

Discipline: Occupational Therapy
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Watertown, South Dakota
Salary/Pay rate: Negotiable

Job Description

Your goal is to restore, enhance and increase functionality. Our goal is to give you the support you need to make a positive impact on every patient in your care. At (login to see company) we're as committed to making a difference as you are. Putting patients first. It's what building a career with (login to see company) is all about.

Essential Job Functions
• Meets the resident's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining treatment plans in consultation with physicians, and by prescription. Helps residents accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment for residents to facilitate independence.
• Administers therapy statements according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Directs treatments given by aides and assistants. Complies with company protocol for patient rounding.
• Evaluates effects of therapy treatments by observing, noting and evaluating resident's progress; providing medically necessary treatment plan and modifications.
• Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers and other health care workers; Participates in the Q & A process for rehab related issues. Manage the appropriate therapy minutes per RUGS category for patients/residents. Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing resident specific maintenance programs; instructing residents, families and/or caregivers in follow-up maintenance programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs. Accuracy in completion of MDS items per workflow model.
• Documents resident care services by charting in resident and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures. Maintains resident confidence and protects nursing home operations by keeping information confidential.
• Protects residents and employees by adhering to facility infection control policies and protocols. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with facility and department procedures, rules and regulations. Complies with company protocol for denial management. Ensure appropriate daily billing of services.
• Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
• Secures equipment, adaptive devices and supplies in accordance with company policy.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and establishing personal networks.
• Complies with federal, state and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
• Complies with the Company's Code of Conduct, policies and procedures contained in company, Federal and State requirements and regulations
• Provides community based services such as health and wellness activities as required. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Complies with company requirements on the completion of outcome measures. Willingness to provide services in multiple sites as determined by patient/resident need. Maintain specified efficiency level as determined by supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications

• Graduate from an accredited program for Occupational Therapy.
• Current license as an Occupational Therapist in the state of practice as required.
• Must be able to travel as needed to perform job.
• Pass post-offer drug test, and pass post-employment physical exam if required.
• Must meet Clinical Competency requirements.
• Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
Preferred Qualifications
• Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
• Must possess problem-solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the job.
• Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information.
• Must be able to relate professionally, positively, and cooperatively with residents, resident's family members and other employees at all levels.
We are always in need of outstanding, compassionate professionals to join our team. Bring your passion for individualized care, and we'll reward your dedication and performance with a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical insurance, retirement savings plans, and paid time off, not to mention an environment where you can grow long-term professional relationships with colleagues and patients. Apply today!
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status. Drug-Free Workplace

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