Performs occupational therapy assessments, diagnostic tests, skilled treatments, and ongoing evaluation of patients.
Completes assessments in a timely manner.
Develops a treatment program and establishes goals for improved function.
Provides assessment findings and goals to assist in developing the client care plan and obtains specific physician orders as needed.
Documents all findings, plans, interventions, and client progress (outcomes) on designated forms and submits per Agency guidelines.
Communicates plans and changes to the physician and to nursing Case Manager and other Agency staff through the care plan, written progress notes, and participation in care conferences.
Guides and instructs the client in prescribing therapeutic self-care and creative activities that are directed toward improving independence and physical and cognitive functioning.
Advises, consults, and teaches appropriate treatment procedures and supportive activities to clients, family members, and other Agency staff.
Designs and/or orders appropriate adaptive/assistive devices and/or splints to promote optimal level of functioning.
Instructs clients and their families in the client specific program.
Performs job in compliance with policies and procedures and professional and community standards. Provides services in accordance with applicable state, federal, and Joint Commission standards.
Attends meetings and required educational programs.
Accepts responsibility for personal and professional development and identifies learning/developmental needs to supervisor.
Participates in care coordination as needed.
Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.