Vivage / WellAge

  • Occupational Therapist

    Job Locations US-CO-Aurora
    Requisition ID
    2018-2867
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Other
  • Overview

    The primary responsibility of the Occupational Therapist (OT) is to plan, delegate and provide safe and competent occupational therapy interventions as ordered by physician.  In this role, you are entrusted to ensure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to our residents at all times.

    Responsibilities

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

     

    Resident Care Duties: 80%

    • Provide occupational therapy assessments as well as develop and implement individualized treatment plans to increase client’s independence and functioning
    • Supervise Occupational Therapy Assistants, provisional licensees, students and support personnel in accordance with state licensure requirements and professional standards
    • Identify need to make referrals to other disciplines to address comprehensive care needs of the client
    • Demonstrate competent technical skills according to current Occupational Therapy standards of practice
    • Communicate changes in resident’s condition
    • Participate in collaborative care conferences
    • Participate in discharge and community mobility planning
    • Prescribe necessary durable medical equipment to facilitate independence
    • Provide accurate and timely billing records and supervise supporting clinical documentation
    • Respond to family requests and concerns timely
    • Coordinate and provide training with Restorative Nursing and other Care staff
    • Assure resident abuse or neglect does not occur
    • Provide education and training to patient, caregiver, and community partners
    • Observe confidentiality and safeguards for all patient information

     

    Department Duties: 20%

    • Assist with training and education of facility and professional partners
    • Perform screening rounds as directed by Director of Rehabilitation to assess for client needs and environmental safety
    • Provide recommendations to Director of Rehab and other team members opportunities for business improvement, safety concerns or other updates
    • Participation in OT/OTA student development and educational programs
    • Ensure compliance with mandatory education, training and competency programs
    • Assist in maintaining cleanliness and tour readiness of the therapy department
    • Performs other duties as assigned

     

    TALENT:

     

    • Executing

     

    Detail oriented and follow through

    Takes responsibility and ownership

    Ability to prioritize and multi-task priorities

    Creates efficiency and effectiveness in process

     

     

    • Influencing

     

    Communicate clearly and effectively and brings people along

    Tough skin to deal with multiple personalities and stakeholders

     

     

    • Relationship Building

     

    Works well with people including taff, residents and families

    High customer services oriented

    Ability to foster teamwork

    Leads with honesty and integrity

    Ability to read people and understand what motivates them

     

     

    • Strategic Thinking

     

    Curiosity and desire to learn

    Ability to think quickly on your feed and come up with alternate solutions

    Able to ask great questions

    Process information quickly and conceptually

    Qualifications

    SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

    Effective and efficient time management skills

    Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to perform the tasks required

    Previous experience and knowledge to provide appropriate care in post acute or long term care environment (preferred)

    Knowledge of current Colorado occupational therapy practices and procedures including laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities

    Current, unencumbered, active Colorado Occupational Therapy License (required)

    Current NBCOT certification

    CPR as requested

     

    EDUCATION

    Must be a graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy Program by AOTA

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    • Frequent squatting, twisting, and reaching;
    • Frequent walking and standing
    • Occasional resident handling, transferring and lifting from floor over 100 pounds
    • Occasional crawling, climbing, and sitting; frequent repetitive pushing, pulling, and grasping up to 50 pounds

     

    OTHER

    Classification: Non-Exempt

    Professional Memberships are not required but encouraged

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