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Occupational Therapist

Alexandria Hospital 620804 Full Time 4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA, 22304, US
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Job Description

Come join our exciting and fun Alexandria team as a full time OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST. We are a state of the art Rehab center that offers a multi-disciplinary approach. We offer all kinds of Rehab services including but not limited to: Cancer Recovery, Cardia, Pulmonary and Vascular rehab. We also offer Lymphedema treatment, Pelvic Floor and LSVTG Movement Therapy to name a few. We desire candidates who have worked or who are interested in working both inpatient and outpatient settings.

As an Occupational Therapist, you will adhere to department policies regarding timeframe, form and content of written evaluations, progress notes and discharge summaries. To help achieve our mission, you will communicate effectively with patients, family, medical staff, care team members, students, supervisors and outside contacts while completing all administrative tasks and other responsibilities in support of the operating unit. Demonstrating essential skill competencies in the use of treatment modalities, equipment and protocols while performing re-evaluations, according to department guidelines, and adjusting the treatment plan as needed is of vital importance. Selecting evaluation and treatment methods appropriate to the diagnosis, age group and physical/emotional status of patients while formulating appropriate treatment plans is required.

Job Responsibilities

 
  • Documents the results of the evaluation clearly and completely, including all essential elements according to department policy.
  • Completes daily progress notes that reflect patient's response to treatment, actual performance, and an assessment as to status, relevant to the treatment plan and eventual discharge needs and treatment summaries if needed as evidenced by chart review.
  • 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 as evidenced by chart review and team feedback.
  • Documents clearly, concisely and legibly within established time frames (e.g. allows other therapists to continue treatment, allows for interpretation by payers, supports reimbursement) as evidenced by chart review.
  • Documents evidence of patient and family/caregiver education as evidenced by chart review.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, family, medical staff, care team members, students, supervisors and outside contacts. Contacts families, physicians or other healthcare team members in anticipation of specials needs of the patients or family in a timely manner to facilitate effective treatment plans as evidenced by observation, chart review and team feedback.
  • Provides educational materials and methods appropriate to the patient's level of understanding and motivation as evidenced by chart review, observation and team feedback. Includes family/caregiver in education and training as appropriate as evidenced by observation and documentation.
  • Demonstrates collaboration in communication with team members and is open to feedback and receptive to change as evidenced by team feedback.


Requirements:

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

Education: Bachelor’s Occupational Therapy (Masters preferred)

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

Licensure: Eligible for Virginia Licensure