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Occupational Therapist - Outpatient

Company: CARLE
Location: Dewey
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The Occupational Therapist evaluates and treats patients of all ages. Serves as a role model in the delivery of professional services and as a clinical resource for staff and students.

  • Demonstrates ability to perform patient transfers with assistance as needed from bed, chair and floor, if applicable. Is aware of and demonstrates safe and appropriate body mechanics to reduce the risk of injury to self, staff and patients.
  • Designs an appropriate plan of care that integrates goals, treatment, outcomes, and discharge plan. Adjusts the care based on patient response and available evidence.
  • Educates patients, family, caregivers, students, and other health care providers using relevant and effective teaching methods.
  • Evaluates clinical findings to determine physical therapy diagnoses and outcomes of care.
  • Performs examination, selecting reliable and valid examination methods relevant to the chief complaint, results of screening, and history.
  • Screens patients using procedures to determine the effectiveness of and need fortherapy services, if appropriate.
  • Uses support personnel according to legal standards and ethical guidelines. Monitors the care delivered by support personnel and provides regular feedback.
  • Documents evaluations and plans of care according to department policy including goals, modifications of treatment plans and patients' response to treatments.
    • Evaluates patients impairments related to upper extremity function
    • Establishes a plan of care based on functional deficits and patients goals
    • Completes objective testing for range of motion, strength, and performance of daily functional tasks
    • Completes daily documentation and charging in therapy EMR
    • Completes therapeutic ultrasound treatment
    • Completes fluidotherapy treatment
    • Communicates with referring provider on patient progress and treatment recommendations

Keywords: CARLE, Champaign , Occupational Therapist - Outpatient, Healthcare , Dewey, Illinois

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