PruittHealth Occupational Therapist - OT Albany, GA in Albany, Georgia

Category : Health Care Center

Location/City : GA - Albany

Id : 23414

Committed to Your Career? Join PruittHealth Therapy Services!Position: Occupational Therapist (OT) – Full TimeLocation: PruittHealth Therapy Services and PruitHealth – Palmyra, located in Albany, GAJob Description

Provides therapy treatments to PruittHealth patients in their place of residence.

Essential Skill/Knowledge FunctionsMeets Agency productivity standards and utilizes time and resources effectively.Performs other duties as assigned by Patient Care Coordinator.Supervises COTA staff members as directed by the Patient Care Coordinator.Participates in the agency Performance Improvement Program.Maintains competence level to meet agency and JCAHO standards governing personnel training and qualifications and patient care by participating in the agency in-service and education program.Actively participates in interdisciplinary team conferencing.Assists the patient in learning appropriate self-care techniques.Advises and consults the family and other interdisciplinary team members to promote the optimal functional outcomes.Instructs the patient/patient caregiver(s) on the total Occupational therapy programInstructs the patient/patient caregiver(s) on home care techniques, safety, etc. as indicated.Responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of the plan of care within goals defined by the physician, patient/patient family and interdisciplinary team.Maintains clinical record to meet Federal, State and agency regulations and guidelinesInforms the physician, RN Care Manager, Patient Care Coordinator and other interdisciplinary team members of the current patient condition, outcomes, response to treatment and any changes which may indicate a change in patient condition or need to revise the plan of treatment.Demonstrates ongoing evaluation of effectiveness of therapy treatments/interventions.Prepares clinical documentation including assessments, visit and progress notes, and coordinates services as directed by the RN Care Manager and/or Patient Care Coordinator. Submits all documentation within timelines determined by the agency.Assesses the health status of assigned patients according to the agency policies and procedures and job standards.Revises the care plan as indicated.Regularly reevaluates the patient’s level of function and skilled therapy needs.Treats the patient to relieve pain, develop or restore function and obtain maximum outcomes according to the established plan of care.Provides therapy services according to the plan of care that has been developed and ordered by the physician.Essential Administrative FunctionsParticipate in center/agency surveys (Licensure / JCAHO) and any subsequently required reports.Attend and participate in continuing educational programs to keep abreast of changes in your field as well as to maintain current license/certification, as required.Attend and participate in mandatory in-services.Honor patients/residents’ rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage complaints.Comply with corporate compliance program.Report job-related functions/tasks that involve occupational hazards including exposure to blood and body fluids and others as necessary.Follow established safety regulations, to include fire protection & prevention, smoking regulations, infection control, etc.Follow established safety procedures when performing tasks and/or working with equipment.Perform other related duties as necessary and as directed by supervisor.Licensure/Certification/Education RequirementsCertification of degree from an accredited school of occupational therapy. Current state license as an Occupational Therapist. Valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance. Current CPR certification.Other Training, Skills, and Experience RequirementsMinimum of 2 years therapy experience is required. Previous home health care experience is preferred, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.Summary of Occupational ExposuresTasks assigned to this position may involve potential and/or direct exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious disease, air contaminants, and hazardous chemicals. May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients/residents/clients, family members, partners, and visitors.Other Considerations and RequirementsThis position requires driving a vehicle and traveling in all weather conditions, may be subject to home environments that include conditions not controlled by the employer including poor sanitation, cigarette smoke, presence of animals and pests and various odors.For consideration, please click on the "Apply Now" at the top right of this screen.Or contact Recruiter, JD Miller at 704-456-5190 or jmiller@pruitthalth.comAt PruittHealth, we’re committed to a lot of things. But we’re especially committed to caring for our patients and residents, as well as providing our employees with a rewarding career as a member of our PruittHealth family.That’s why we attract employees who are passionate about providing the highest quality level of care possible for our patients. We also attract people who are looking for a home, rather than just a job – where being part of a family at work is as important as the type of work they are doing.We offer a progressive benefits program that reflects our commitment to caring for our 16,000 partners:5-Star bonus incentive programs for achieving quality goals.Tuition Reimbursement.Sign-on bonus.External Referral Fee.Attractive relocation.Partner Referral Program.Employer paid profit sharing.Employer matching 401(k).Paid Time Off (PTO) accruals beginning the first day of employment.Access to “Purchasing Power” financial health program after one year of employment.As a member of our team, you will also have access to career growth and education through the following programs:Leadership Mirroring.Committed to Caring Recognition Program.PruittHealth is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.