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GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide direct patient care and support activities which build and maintain a rehabilitation facility.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Aids in the restoration and enhancement of independent function in those individuals whose living status has been compromised by illness and/or injury: evaluates and treats patients, communicates with families, physicians and other health team members, documents services in the medical record. Contributes to professional development of self and others. Enhances interdisciplinary team through professional skills and knowledge. Demonstrates safe working practices.1. Provides patient treatments, which meet patient needs, and uses current treatment knowledge in accordance with TheraEx Rehabilitation clinical procedures. This includes but is not limited to: Performing accurate, comprehensive patient evaluations. Developing effective plan of treatment and obtaining appropriate approvals from referring physicians. Supervising Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and/or Aides in direct patient care and patient related activities according to TheraEx Policy as well as State and Federal requirements. Communicating with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans. Instructing patient's families or nursing staff in specified follow through programs. Interviewing patient and families regarding previous level of functioning and life style and current and future expectations. Demonstrating knowledge of appropriate resources for problem-solving and clinical best practice. Evaluating patients within required timeframe as per TheraEx Rehabilitation and facility policies. Assessing, training, and issuing necessary ADL adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment for patients to facilitate independence in ADLs.2. Writes accurate, complete, and clear documentation in accordance with TheraEx Rehabilitation, regulatory, licensing, payor, and accrediting requirements. This includes but is not limited to:Manual: Policy & Procedure: Policy Effective: Policy Reviewed: Section: Inpatient Rehabilitation Job Description - Occupational Therapist 10/01/2014 09/01/2014TheraEx Rehabilitation 2Recording Resident Needs Reviews, evaluations, daily treatment notes, progress notes, and discharge summaries in accordance with TheraEx Rehabilitation procedures. Recording treatment charges and insuring that documentation is consistent with billing data. Writing specific, objective documentation, which is outcome oriented and details the patient's needs, potential to benefit from treatment, and progress achieved to date. Includes specific, objective, measurable goals. Managing Medicare Medical Review and Denials process in conjunction with Director of Rehabilitation, and therapy staff.Acquiring and documenting consents/approvals for treatment when necessary.3. Consistently demonstrates TheraEx Rehabilitation's interdisciplinary approach to patient care. This includes but is not limited to: Integrating findings of other members of the interdisciplinary team in treatment assessment and recommendations. Integrating input from patient and family in treatment assessment and recommendations. Preparing for and providing meaningful contributions to the rehab team conferences, patient care conferences, utilization review meetings, family conferences, and caregiver training sessions. Collaborating with and informing facility staff in areas of patient progress. Educating members of the team in areas of expertise. Working with facility to teach documentation practices, which assist the therapy team. Communicating effectively with discharge planners.4. Contributes to professional development of self and others. This includes but is not limited to: Utilizing continuing education assistance to achieve targeted quality improvements. Interacting with peer therapist at local acute hospitals and other environments, if appropriate. Presenting at weekly rehab team conferences, facility in-services, and professional conferences. Maintaining a current body of knowledge in areas of clinical expertise through seminars, professional journals, and peers. Meeting continuing education requirements of regulatory agencies.5. Aids in building and maintaining TheraEx Rehabilitation's reputation as an unparalleled provider of rehabilitation as a professional member of the staff. This includes but is not limited to: Consistently demonstrating TheraEx Rehabilitation core values in interactions with co-workers, patients and families, with all other persons involved with the patient's care, and the general public.Manual: Policy & Procedure: Policy Effective: Policy Reviewed: Section: Inpatient Rehabilitation Job Description - Occupational Therapist 10/01/2014 09/01/2014TheraEx Rehabilitation 3Consistently demonstrating professional standards as outlined in the TheraEx Rehabilitation Employee Handbook and as communicated by TheraEx Rehabilitation management. Contributing to a positive work team by sharing information, using problemsolving methods and accepting new ideas, constructive criticism, or advice from others. Contributing to marketing activities as introduced by facility and TheraEx Rehabilitation. Demonstrating superior customer service through courtesy, consistent followup and positive communication.6. Demonstrates safe working practices. This includes but is not limited to: Identifying and correcting safety hazards or notifying the facility or the Director of Rehabilitation so that safety hazard will be immediately remedies. Maintaining work areas in safe and orderly fashion.


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