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Occupational Therapist - IRF

Posted on Apr 8, 2019 by Kindred Rehab Services

Madison, NJ 07940
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Description


If you are looking for an exciting and challenging leadership opportunity, join the team of Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute. This joint venture hospital is a partnership between Atlantic Health and Kindred Healthcare. The new facility will offer all-private rooms, supporting both enhanced clinical efficiency and elevated patient experience. The higher acuity of patients in facilities across Atlantic Health System and growth in trauma cases has resulted in more patients requiring inpatient rehabilitation services prior to returning home. The combination of Kindred's expertise and a modern, state-of-the-art facility will allow Atlantic Health System to maximize its ability to serve a growing population of patients with critical needs.

This brand new, 38-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be opening in the Summer of 2019 and we are seeking an energetic, creative and experienced Occupational Therapist to join our team now and help us meet the growing demand for intensive rehabilitation services.


Kindred RehabilitationServices is the largest diversified provider of rehabilitation therapy in the country. Through RehabCare and Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services, we provide leading therapy to more than 2,000 sites of service across different settings in the care continuum and have been managing rehab for more than 30 years. We provide rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech-language therapies to virtually every care setting including inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing, home health, long-term acute care and assisted living. With locations across 47 states, we are certain to have a rehab job for you as a Occupational Therapist.

Your career growth begins when you join an interdisciplinary team, where doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts work together to form individualized care plans for our patients and residents. Opportunities through our development programs, training seminars and university partnerships, not only allow for continual career growth but emphasize our commitment to investing in our employees and developing future healthcare leaders.

The goal of our team is to focus on each patient as an individual to ensure that we are meeting their clinical needs and creating a fun and dynamic healing environment. Each employee's dedication is essential to meet and exceed the needs of each patient, resident and family we serve. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine's 'Most Admired Healthcare Company' for 9 years, Kindred welcomes you to join our team and build a career that touches lives.

Job Summary:


The Occupational Therapist provides occupational therapy evaluations, modalities and treatments as prescribed by a licensed physician in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities.

Responsibilities:
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for the care of those patients being treated by Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants. Supervises support staff ie rehab techs while they assist the therapist during treatment interventions. May be assigned to orient staff and students and to assume the duties and responsibilities of the supervisor in the absence of that individual.
  • Assesses patients' needs; identifies and initiates appropriate occupational therapy interventions; and works cooperatively with other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional occupational therapy practice and interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Observes and evaluates treatment affect, accomplishment of short and long term goals. Recommends change to physician, if needed.
  • Performs an appropriate assessment on each patient and performs reassessments, as per policy. Performs accurate and timely FIM scoring. The population is adult and geriatric patients requiring an adult medical rehabilitation program and services.
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation; makes appropriate interventions to reduce pain; and makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching, as appropriate. Performs appropriate documentation.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and proficiency of occupational therapy modalities.
  • T reats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains department cleanliness and safety.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administrative team.
  • P articipates in patient/family conferences and team conferences.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Consults other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
  • Meets current documentation standards and policies. Documents goals on the Interdisciplinary Care Plan on admission of the patient and provides updates regularly.
  • Participates in educational staff performance improvement in-services. Assists with orientation and in-service training for certified department staff members. Participates in guidance and educational programs.
  • Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis.
  • Participates in infection control, departmental equipment training and organizational safety and fire safety programs. Acts as steward for hospital and patient resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Professional Requirements:
  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
  • Maintains regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and Joint Commission regulations.
  • Maintains and ensures patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled.
  • Wears identification while on duty.
  • Attends departmental inservices and completes annual competencies/education requirements.
  • Works at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments and staff.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Complies with policies and procedures regarding department operations, fire, safety, infection control and emergency management.
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
Experience/Skills:
  • Current License to practice in NJ as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Graduate from an approved school of Occupational Therapy.
  • Three (3) or more years of previous experience in all aspects of occupational therapy preferred, but not required.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology.
  • Knowledge of physical and occupational therapy machine operation, maintenance and repairs of same.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, in English with additional languages preferred.

Qualifications

Experience/Skills:
  • Current License to practice in NJ as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Graduate from an approved school of Occupational Therapy.
  • Three (3) or more years of previous experience in all aspects of occupational therapy preferred, but not required.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Knowledge of physical medicine, physical therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology.
  • Knowledge of physical and occupational therapy machine operation, maintenance and repairs of same.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, in English with additional languages preferred.

Reference: 689967038