PRN/PER DIEM POSITION
POSITION SUMMARY: The Occupational Therapist will primarily
provide outpatient rehabilitation services in an in-home setting
for the older adult population. The in-home setting could be a
patient's private residence or in a patient's room in a SNF/NF, in
an assisted living facility, or in an independent living facility.
Vitality to You allows the Occupational Therapist to evaluate and
treat in the most functional environment which is the patient's
home. The Occupational Therapist organizes and conducts
occupational therapy programs for the agency to facilitate
rehabilitation. In addition, he/she directs patient participation
in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance.
The Occupational Therapist facilitates the learning of those skills
and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, in order
to diminish or correct pathology.
As necessary or applicable, supervision of Occupational Therapy
Assistants, temporary licensees, students and support personnel in
accordance with state licensure requirements and professional
Responsible for adherence to department and patient treatment
schedule, timely clinical and billing documentation requirements as
well as work related meetings.
Attends and contributes to patient care, staffing conferences
and other related meetings.
Makes referrals to other disciplines, agencies in order to
address the comprehensive needs of the patient.
Consults with other members of the rehabilitation team,
including the community physician, to select the most appropriate
therapeutic regimen consistent with the needs and capabilities of
Adapts program and/or plan of care according to the needs of
Promotes a safe environment and enforces the elimination of fire
and safety hazards.
Orders supplies and equipment as necessary.
Cleans, maintains, identifies, and reports the need for repair
of equipment as necessary.
Puts patient service first: ensures that patients and families
receive the highest quality of service in a caring and
compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals' needs
- Screens, examines and evaluates patients, including history,
systems review, and application of appropriate tests and measures,
synthesis information and interprets examination findings in order
to establish a diagnosis, identify impairments, determine the
predicted level of improvement and the time required to achieve it,
identify precautions/contraindications and design and plan of care.
Develops appropriate treatment goals and methods in collaboration
with the patient and caregivers, implements the occupational
therapy treatment plan, and completes all related documentation and
record keeping regarding these services. Services include but are
not limited to application of therapeutic techniques in areas such
- cognitive skills
- muscle strength
- perceptual abilities
- sensory awareness
- sitting and standing tolerance
- activities of daily living
- joint protection
- work simplification
- physical agent modalities
- low vision
- falls risk management
- medication management
- health and wellness
- community integration and reintegration
- Case Management skills in the home and community space
Designs, fabricates, fits and/or applies adaptive devices, and
trains patients in the use of adaptive devices included orthotics
Selects appropriate activities suited to the individual's
physical and mental capacity, intelligence level and interest.
Instructs patient in the skills and techniques required for
participation in functional activities and evaluates patient
progress, attitudes, and behavior as related to rehabilitative
Performs routine reexamination as needed/required to
modify/progress plan of treatment.
- Upholds the GRS Promises:
I will always act with integrity and honesty, and expect others
to do the same. I will ensure my actions comply with the standards
set forth by our Policies and Procedures Manuals and the Employee
I will treat others in the way I would like to be treated. I
will appreciate and respect others' beliefs, and I will cherish our
I will take responsibility for myself in my actions and my
quality of work. I will hold others to those same standards.
be actively engaged
I will make a conscious effort to be an active part of our
community. I will check email and RehabCentral regularly to keep
up-to-date on important information. I will be aware of the
numerous resources available to me as an employee.
take pride in my work - my company
I will be proud of the work I've done each and every day. I will
always represent my company in a positive, professional manner both
inside and outside of work.
I understand that change is a necessary part of life. I will
approach change with a positive attitude and will work with my team
members to overcome any obstacles associated with change.
I will communicate in an appropriate, professional and timely
manner. I will strive to be an active listener by making an effort
to hear not just the words another person is saying but, more
importantly, understand the total message being conveyed.
strive for excellence
I will continuously work to grow and develop myself as an
employee. I will ask for assistance if I need it, and I will be
open to receiving feedback from my manager.
I will contribute to a positive work environment where my team
members and I enjoy coming to work and celebrating each other's
- Performs other related duties as required.
We strive to provide our employees with a comprehensive and
affordable benefits package including Medical and Prescription
Drug, Dental, Vision Care, Wellness Program, Telemedicine Program,
Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Account, Company-Paid
Group Life Insurance, Voluntary Term Life Insurance and Short-Term
Disability, Group Auto and Homeowners Insurance, Pet Insurance,
401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Commuter
Benefits, Modified Compensation (Mod Comp) or pay in lieu of
benefits, and Planned Time-Off (vacation, personal, sick, and state
sick). Such benefits, as well as bonus and variable compensation
plans, are based on applicable state law and factors such as pay
classification (full-time, part-time, or casual), job grade,
location, and length of service.
SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:1. He/She must be a
graduate of an occupational therapy curriculum accredited by AOTA &
ACOTE standards. 2. He/she must have initial registration from the
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.3. He/she
must be able to practice occupational therapy per state
guidelines.4. The Occupational Therapist must be licensed and/or
eligible for licensure as required in the state of practice.5.
He/she must have CPR certification per GRS standards.6. He/she must
have a valid driver's license.