Occupational Therapist - LECOM Health

Occupational Therapist

Corry Memorial Hospital

Job Summary:

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering occupational therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability.

characteristic job tasks and responsibilities:                           

  • Review physician orders, patient‘s condition and medical records to determine occupational therapy treatment required.
  • Plan and implement written treatment programs based on evaluations and patient data.
  • Test and measure patient’s development, sensory perception, and functional capacity.
  • Assess and implement treatment based on level of function and learning needs.
  • Identify and evaluate the effects of treatment at various stages of rehabilitation and adjust the treatment to achieve the maximum benefit for the patient.
  • Be involved with family education activities that promote community living and well-being.
  • Educate the patient and/or caregivers to enhance functional independence.
  • Record treatment, response, and progress in the electronic medical record.
  • Adhere to all HIPPA procedures and guidelines in accordance with LECOM Health’s standard of excellence.
  • Direct work activities of assistants.
  • Meets the patient’s goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining occupational therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
  • Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs; instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains open communication with Director Of Rehabilitation regarding scheduling and changes
  • Attends required hospital meetings.
  • Performs other duties as requested by Supervisor.