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Occupational Therapist PRN

Mount Vernon Hospital 616717 Part Time 2501 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA, 22306, US
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Job Description

Our clinic is unique in that we offer a Clinical Specialist Mentor Program >15 years of experience for OT/PT/SLP!  This program offer dedicated 1:1 co-treatments, hands-on skills labs, mentorship meetings, and career/education coaching! The ideal PRN candidates will have at least one year of experience with the neurological population in an inpatient setting.  New graduates will be considered with a strong clinical rotation in IP rehab setting.


As an Occupational Therapist – pro re nata (PRN) Weekend, you will select evaluation and treatment methods that are appropriate to the diagnosis, age group and physical/emotional status of patients in addition to formulating appropriate treatment plans. To help achieve our mission, you will adhere to department policies regarding timeframe, form and content of written evaluations, progress notes and discharge summaries. Communicating effectively with patients, families, medical staff, care team members, students, supervisors and outside contacts is required. Completing all administrative tasks and other responsibilities in support of the operating unit while demonstrating essential skill competencies in the use of treatment modalities, equipment and protocols is of vital importance. Performing re-evaluations according to department guidelines while adjusting the treatment plan is expected.

Job Responsibilities

  • Completes daily progress notes that reflect patients' responses to treatment, actual performance and an assessment as to their status, relevant to the treatment plan, and eventual discharge needs and treatment summaries if needed.
  • Formulates comprehensive treatment plans to improve functional status of patients and addresses reasons for referrals.
  • Completes discharge notes that include a summary of the course of treatment, progress toward goals, discharge needs, recommendations for follow-up and patient and/or family education.
  • Documents clearly, concisely and legibly within established time frames (e.g. allows other therapists to continue treatment, allows for interpretation by payers, supports reimbursement).
  • Contacts families, physicians or other healthcare team members in anticipation of specials needs for patients/families in a timely manner to facilitate effective treatment plans.
  • Provides educational materials and methods appropriate to patients' levels of understanding and motivation. Gives appropriate instruction and supervision to assistive personnel consistent with program/clinic policy and regulatory requirements.
  • Applies knowledge of therapeutic techniques during the evaluation and throughout the course of treatment while adjusting the treatment plan regularly/appropriately as patients status change.
  • Develops goals and treatment plans that reflect the evaluation findings and are prioritized based on input from patients, families and team members.


Requirements:

Experience: New graduate occupational therapist (Prefer 1-year of experience)

Education: Education: B.S. in Occupational Therapy

Licensure: Licensure: VA License required

Certification: Certification: BLS through American Heart Association (AHA)

Special Skills: Basic computer knowledge, proficient in English verbal and written skill