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Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Meadow View Nursing & Respiratory Care Center located in Williamstown, NJ is looking for an Occupational Therapist to join their dedicated, compassionate team.  At Meadow View Nursing & Respiratory Care Center, we offer our STAR (Specialized Therapy and Rehabilitation) Program which is a customized, intense, program for the complex sub-acute patient offering many wonderful amenities designed to speed them to a quick and successful recovery.

Responsibilities:

  • Optimizes the functional abilities and skills of patients by performing and/ or directing and supervising therapy staff in the following activities:  screening of all residents; evaluating and treating all patients who could benefit from intervention as referred by a state approved referral source; complying with Minimum Data Set (MDS) procedures and effective care planning; appropriately documenting progress toward identified objectives; and communicating patient status and needs to the patient, the patient’s family, the staff, and other professionals as appropriate.
  • Refers patients for treatment to certified occupational therapist assistant (COTA) by completing evaluation and initial plan of treatment, and communicating necessary and sufficient information. 
  • Provides supervision of aides and COTA’s in skilled tasks during group and individual treatment in a manner that promotes appropriate utilization of resources and facilitates continued development of clinical skills consistent with federal, state, and licensing regulations.  These activities should be in accordance with State Practice Acts, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act and Premier Therapy Services’ policy.
  • Builds a strong rehabilitation practice within work location(s) by performing and/or directing and supervising occupational therapy staff in the following activities:  establishing and maintaining courteous and helpful interaction patterns  with Premier Therapy Services staff, patients, and families which reflect sensitivity to individual needs and a problem solving approach; actively integrating therapy’s role into facility and transdisciplinary  treatment team; contributing to facility patient care, utilization review, case management, administrative staff meetings, and family conference activities/communications; establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with other health care professionals and colleagues in the community; making appropriate referrals to other members of the rehabilitation team;  developing and implementing new programs/techniques to enhance rehabilitation services; adhering to established facility policies and procedures related to environmental safety, orderliness, risk management, infection control and emergency situations.
  • Continues professional development by:  expanding and enhancing clinical expertise, professional and management skills through interaction with managers, therapists and other professional staff, self-study, and other continuing education activities; maintaining valid state license; obtaining membership and participating in professional and community organizations; maintaining awareness of issues related to the profession of occupational therapy and the health care environment.
  • Maintains administration requirements by: submitting billing, payroll and expense documentation in an accurate and timely manner; assisting in collection of statistics and updating records; informing appropriate staff and managers of patient progress and facility issues; and contributing to facility rehab goals and plans.
  • Understands managed care/Prospective Payment System (PPS) billing and treatment guidelines; provides quality care as well as reasonable goals and outcomes within the guidelines.
  • Maintains confidentiality of Premier Therapy Services, facility and patient information
  • Able to travel between facilities within Premier Therapy Services’ locations to treat patients or to serve as a consultant to therapy staff as needed.
  • Able to work varying hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.             



Job Requirements

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Leadership skills sufficient to effectively direct and supervise the activities of assistants and aides in delivering quality care to patients, including coaching and teaching skills.
  • Communication skills sufficient to effectively refer patient treatment to a certified occupational therapist assistant (COTA) after the completion of an initial evaluation and initial treatment plan.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Good organizational, time management and planning skills.
  • Communication skills for accurate, concise and organized oral and written presentations of information to patients and staff.
  • Listening, reading and comprehension skills for analyzing reports, charts and correspondence.
  • Effective clinical problem solving skills (e.g. identify and prioritize issues in responsive manner, develop sound and innovative action plans, execute action plans on timely basis, ensure appropriate results, etc.).
  • Computer skills for effective management reporting including documentation, billing, payroll and expense reporting and statistical reporting of patient progress.
 

Required Credentials:

  • Graduate of ACOTE accredited school of occupational therapy. 

 

Premier offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, flexible scheduling, with a professional, positive, clinical approach to therapy.

 

If you are interested please contact Monica Labato, Recruitment Manager, at 862-400-5494 or [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

                                                                    

Job Snapshot

Contact Name Monica Labato
Contact Phone 862-400-5494
Post Date 9/4/2014
Location Williamstown, NJ
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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