- - Therapies
- Peru/Kokomo, IN, USA
- Full Time/Part Time
Provide occupational therapy evaluation and treatment to preschoolers, outpatients, and First Steps patients in approved counties, as well as prepare and maintain records and reports pertaining to patient evaluation and plan of treatments.
- Conduct occupational therapy evaluations of patients referred to occupational therapy in a timely manner.
- Conduct developmental assessments of those referred to infant or homebound programs.
- Conduct re-evaluation of patients on a regular basis, as recommended.
- Schedule and conduct individual, group and homebound therapy sessions according to individual needs.
- Participate in staffings and conferences indicated to review progress.
- Create, provide, or suggest instructional materials for teachers or parents.
- Provide assistance to program staff regarding concerns pertaining to occupational therapy and assist staff in maintaining open communication with parents concerning occupational therapy implementation.
- Conduct in-service training for other program staff, parents, and others, as necessary and requested.
- Supervise occupational therapy students and coordinate and supervise volunteers in occupational therapy as assigned. Maintain records on students and volunteers in occupational therapy services.
- Perform duties at multiple work sites, as needed.
- Operate all therapy equipment according to manufacturer and department guidelines.
- Prepare reports of evaluations, re-evaluations, and staffings. Prepare other reports relative to occupational therapy.
- Maintain accurate records of services provided for statistical and billing purposes.
- Maintain current daily notes and monthly physician's plan of treatment.
- Assist with IEP and IFSP development.
- Plan and conduct special educational programs related to occupational therapy for staff, Board of Director, and the community upon request.
- Must have full physical dexterity and agility or be able to independently position self and independently perform all movements required for effective treatment of each individual.
- Physical activities may include but not limited to: frequent bending, kneeling, reaching, and squatting. Depending on person served, must be able to carry, lift, push or pull 25-50 pounds routinely with occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds utilizing appropriate body mechanic techniques and/or equipment provided.
- Adhere to policies and procedures of the department and agency.
- Assist in providing a safe environment for all patients and staff.
- Assist with problem solving to improve efficiency within division.
- Participate in agency planning as requested.
- Portray a positive attitude that maintains a customer and co-worker satisfaction level that limits adverse situations or complaints.
- Promote agency philosophies, generating team spirit and creating and maintaining an environment that fosters employee satisfaction and maximizes productivity and profitability.
- Attend meetings and training as requested.
- Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy required. Must be a currently licensed occupational therapist and registered with the American Occupational Therapy Association and certified by the Indiana Occupational Therapy Committee.
- Must possess or be capable of obtaining CPR and first aid certification annually and perform as necessary.
- Must possess excellent communication skills both written and oral.
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