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Aveanna Occupational Therapist - H in Austin, Texas

Occupational Therapist - H

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Requisition #:

87205

Location:

Austin, TX 78753

Category:

OT

Occupational Therapist

Austin, TX

Position Overview

The Occupational Therapist is responsible and accountable for evaluation, coordination and administration of quality occupational therapy services.

Essential Job Functions

• Provide occupational therapy services as prescribed by the physician

• Follow policies and procedures and conforms to all applicable patient care standards, licensure regulations and state laws

• Provide a written evaluation defining occupational therapy needs, goals and expected outcomes in conjunction with referring physician's Plan of Treatment

• Provide a written Plan of Care from the nursing staff to provide continuing care

• Carry out appropriate techniques according to identified goals and treatment programs

• Participate in coordination of services (including discharge planning), with health care team, physicians, parent/guardians, nurses, and appropriate others

• Administer care to ensure safety for the patient

• Update self on the patient's clinical condition

• Maintain effective communication between staff, health care team members, and family.

• Serves as a resource consultant for clinical staff

• Provide physicians and Aveanna with written evaluation of patient's needs, goals, and progress on a weekly basis or as ordered

• Attends patient case conferences when requested. Attends and participates in in-services as indicated

• Supervises other personnel (COTA, HHA) when required

Requirements

• Occupational Therapy Master's Degree from an accredited university/program

• Certification in Occupational Therapy

• Completion of accredited Occupational Therapy Program

• Current and unrestricted license in the state of practice

• Current CPR certification

• Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with nursing care and policies and procedures

Additional state specific requirements:

• Any additional Occupational Therapist licensure board requirements in the state of practice

• Continuing Education as required by state

Preferences

• One (1) year of recent experience as an Occupational Therapist

• Pediatric experience

Other Skills/Abilities

• Ability to adhere to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries at all times

• Attention to detail

• Time Management

• Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution

• Good organization and communication skills

Physical Requirements

• Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English

• Must be able to travel

• Must be able to lift 50 pounds

• Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting

• Must be able to sit and climb stairs

• Must have visual and hearing acuity

• Must have strong sense of smell and touch

• Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance

• Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home or during transport

Environment

• Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions

• Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases

Other Duties

• Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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