- Responsible for providing treatment as outlined by the Occupational Therapist/Plan of Care and adhere to the standards of occupational medicine.
- Demonstrates knowledge of Occupational Therapy Procedures, equipment, and supplies providing for safety and maximum patient benefit as required by policy and regulations.
- Ability to perform components of an appropriate assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested and provided.
- Ability to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation and make the appropriate contacts with physicans for pain intervention.
- Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical health care errors.
- Participates in discharge planning with patient and family education and training.
- Participates in infection control, departmental equipment training and safety/fire programs.
- Consult or coordinate with other rehabilitative professionals including physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, or medical technicians.
- Help patients to compensate for limitations and improve quality of life, teaching people with disabilities, creating and following treatment plans, maintaining therapy records.
- Develop comprehensive plans for immediate and long-term rehabilitation including therapeutic exercise; therapeutic activities; counseling; cognitive retraining; patient, family or caregiver education; or community reintegration.
- Facilitates effective communication amongst other clinicians providing care.
- To provide occupational therapy services under the supervision of and in partnership with a licensed occupational therapist.
- Facilitating the achievement of health, wellbeing, and participation in life through engagement in occupation.
- Providing input into the intervention plan, based on client needs and priorities.
- To select, implement, and makes modifications to therapeutic activities and interventions that are consistent with demonstrated competency levels, client goals, and the requirements of the practice setting
- Under OTR, provided occupational therapy services to the adult population.
- Developed successful participant/ therapist rapport with empathy and compassion
- Created individualized treatment plans to increase comfort, maintain and/or increase independence with ADL’s and improve quality of life.
- Critical and quick thinking for changes that needed to be made in treatment plan.
- Created individualized home exercise programs for outpatient therapy clients to improve health and wellness.
- Instructed and educated patients in the safe and effective methods for transfers, functional mobility, and functional activities while maintaining proper body mechanics and keeping in mind safety precautions and protocols.
- Collected and documented data and produced daily and weekly progress notes with excellent time management and maintained good productivity. Documented billing of health to insurance provider.
- Implement, under the supervision of an OTR, comprehensive plans for immediate and long-term rehabilitation including therapeutic exercise; speech and occupational therapy; counseling; cognitive retraining; patient, family or caregiver education; or community reintegration.
- Provide necessary documentation regarding Client progress and goals.
- Clinical Instructor for OTA students, Mentoring new employees, volunteers, and presenting in services to staff.
- Responsible for major event planning and outcomes to include the end of year Holiday Party/Black History month Celebration, International Day etc.