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Outpatient Occupational Therapist, Per diem

Burlington, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Category: Therapy & Rehabilitation Job ID: JR41597 Date posted: 02/09/2024
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Job Type:

Per Diem

Scheduled Hours:

0

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

This is a per diem, Outpatient Hand Therapy Occupational Therapist position. The Occupational Therapist is part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for the rehabilitation and the promotion of health and wellness to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation or participation restriction. Responsibilities include evaluating, planning, preparing, implementing, and documenting individually designed examinations and treatments intended to help patients achieve their highest level of independence, taking into account safety and environmental adaptations, and including activities of daily living and vocational training.

The schedule for this position is per diem coverage of weekdays as needed.

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Therapy Manager Occupational Therapist is part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for the rehabilitation and the promotion of health and wellness to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation or participation restriction.  Responsibilities include evaluating, planning, preparing, implementing, and documenting individually designed examinations and treatments intended to help patients achieve their highest level of independence, taking into account safety and environmental adaptations, and including activities of daily living and vocational training.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

Patient Care Examination:  
▪    Examines patient using appropriate testing methods and instrumentation, appropriately records and interprets all findings, and identifies patient needs.  
▪    Formulates a detailed assessment based upon findings of the examination. 
▪    Develops treatment plan and patient outcomes, incorporating the input of the patient, their family and other health professionals.  Ensures that the plan and outcomes are functional, time-based, and measurable, and incorporates diagnosis, prognosis, physical/mental status and anticipated lifestyles.

Treatment Planning and Intervention:  
▪    Safely and effectively implements the treatment intervention.  Applies sound clinical judgment and skill.
▪    Engages a high degree of patient motivation and cooperation in treatment, as evidenced by patient compliance with treatment intervention.  
▪    Provides patient/family education during therapy and in preparation for discharge.  
▪    Conducts ongoing assessments of the patient’s status and revises treatment intervention, goals & outcomes as appropriate.

Discharge Planning:
▪    Initiates discharge planning.  Incorporates patient/family input in the education process.  Participates in multidisciplinary patient care planning.
▪    Consults with other allied health professionals as needed.  
▪    Discontinues unproductive treatment to patients where indicated.  Transfers patient to nursing or other appropriate staff when occupational therapy services are no longer required, or when the patient has achieved their treatment goals and outcomes.  
▪    Documents discharge summary per department policy.

Patient Care Documentation:
▪    Thoroughly and accurately maintains all medical record documentation in accordance with the department policy and procedures.  
▪    Documents the initial evaluation, daily treatment notes, reassessments and discharge summaries in the medical record according to the standards defined in the department policy and procedure.    

Productivity / statistics
▪    Meets department standards for productivity.
▪    Delegates tasks to support staff when appropriate.
▪    Daily statistics are completed by the end of the business day in accordance with the department policy.
▪    Applies a thorough knowledge of Quality Improvement Initiatives within the department and organization, and assists in data collection.

Training, Education, and Information Sharing
▪    Attends internal and external educational programs and reads appropriate professional journals, in order to maintain and enhance Occupational Therapy skills and clinical outcomes.
▪    Shares knowledge and skills with co-workers.

Career Development
▪     Develops and maintains occupational therapy skills and knowledge per the Lahey Rehabilitation Services Career Ladder as described in the document ‘Rehabilitation Services Career Ladder”.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: BS in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Active MA Occupational Therapy license.  

American Heart Association – Basic Life Support (BLS) certified.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Occupational therapy theory and practice.

  • Ability to observe, assess and record objective findings, reactions and progress.  Skills in critical judgement and thinking.

  • Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses, and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the patient.  Clear and effective oral and written communication.

  • Knowledge of Occupational therapy services, facilities and equipment.

  • Ability to assess individual patient needs.

  • Skill in maintaining patient medical record.

  • Knowledge of range of therapy methods and techniques.

  • Ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards.

  • Ability to use independent judgement and to manage and impart confidential information.

Experience:   Hand Therapy experience is required.

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

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