Occupational Therapist - PACE (Days 8am - 4:30pm No Weekends/Holidays)
UnityPoint Health
 Sioux City, IA

Overview

Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager provides occupational therapy services to the participants of Siouxland PACE. Provides clinical supervision to the Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant.

Responsibilities

Key Accountability

  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, the Compliance Accountability Program, Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement and Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures, in order to assure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.
  • Performs assessment screenings on potential Siouxland PACE participants as assigned and makes appropriate recommendations for services.
  • Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Maintains regular attendance and participates at interdisciplinary team meetings; collaborates on care planning and service allocation decisions.
  • Completes participant occupational therapy evaluations as needed and develops a plan of care. Evaluates areas including but not limited to: functional, physical and ADL status, cognitive functioning, visual-perceptual status, feeding ability, cooking skills, bed mobility, wheelchair needs, home safety/environmental assessments and positioning assessments.
  • Provides treatment as indicated and implements OT procedures consistent with achieving identified goals; grades activities to facilitate goals.
  • Communicates regularly with contracted therapists as directed by IDT. .
  • Provides regular updates to team on participant status in therapy, including discharge plans.
  • Assesses need for adaptive and/or durable medical equipment (DME) and makes recommendations to interdisciplinary team. Receives required authorization prior to purchase of DME. Orders DME and provides follow up as needed.
  • Participates in care plan development and discharge planning related to therapy services for participants placed in nursing home or other care facilities.
  • Consults with Recreational Therapy Department regarding activity adaptations and/or alternative exercise programs.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited Occupational therapy program.

Experience:

  • One year of experience working with the frail or elderly population.

License(s)/Certification(s):

  • Valid driver's license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.
  • Valid Auto insurance.
  • Maintains current State of Iowa OT license.
  • Maintains current CPR status.
  • Maintain NBCOT registration.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Sound clinical skills and demonstrated good judgment.
  • Working knowledge of physical, mental and social needs of the frail elderly population.
  • Ability to problem solve and plan effectively.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Maintains and develops basic computer skills.