PRN Occupational Therapy Assistant

Functional Pathways Somerset, PA

Functional Pathways , is one of the leading contract therapy providers in the United States. For over 20 years, our company has provided unsurpassed contract therapy services to healthcare facilities with outstanding service. We are based in Knoxville, TN, and currently provide therapy services in 21 states.

We are currently hiring at The Patriot , a SNF, in Somerset, PA, for PRN Occupational Therapy Assistants !

Our Values will give you a feeling for the type of company we are, what we stand for, and what we expect from our employees.

Relationships: We value loyal, mutual, long-lasting relationships with customers, patients and each other.

Responsibility: We always do what we say we will do. We take complete responsibility for ourselves, our patients and colleagues.

Self-Improvement: We have an environment and expectation of continuous self-improvement.

Innovation: We address the needs of our customers, patients and employees, whatever they may be with creativity and individualization.

Commitment: We are committed to doing everything we can to improve the lives of our patients.

Passionate: We are passionate and empathetic about care giving and we are passionate about Functional Pathways.

With Functional Pathways, you will enjoy a positive and supportive work environment, a fulfilling experience and the opportunity to build a career and grow within our organization.

JOB SUMMARY:

COTA/L shall implement the plan of care as established by the OTR/L and the physician in a professional, competent manner, upholding excellence with quality of care.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Screen all residents in facility on a quarterly basis, to identify those who have experienced declines in their functional abilities and determine if Occupational Therapy intervention is indicated.

Carry out treatment program according to plan of care in consultation with Registered Occupational Therapist

Identify need for modification of treatment plan and consult with Registered Occupational Therapist.

Monitor and report resident performance and progress.

Assist Registered Occupational Therapist in re-assessment of patients. Assist in determining need for continued services or discontinuation of services based on patient progress.

Assist Registered Occupational Therapist in discharge planning.

Supervise Rehab Therapy Aides.

Educate staff, family and care givers as indicated.

Identify needs for program development and implement programs according to company policies and procedures.

Identify equipment needs of Occupational Therapy Dept. and order equipment according to company and facility policy.

Complete all required documentation according to guidelines specified in Documentation Manual.

Coordinate in-services for facility staff as need is determined, to ensure safe and effective carryover of Maintenance/Restorative Programs and overall call of the residents.

Attend all facility required meetings.

Promote profession within facility, including coordinating special events during National Occupational Therapy Month.

Attend Continuing Education courses specific to current position.

Carry out all job responsibilities in professional manner at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have an Associate Degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

Must meet all certification and licensure requirements as established by the state and national board associations.

Active state license required.

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Possess current working knowledge of Functional Pathways policies and procedures, clinical programs with application skills to therapy disciplines.

Knowledge of AOTA code of ethics and role delineation, including guidelines for supervision.

Ability to supervise Occupational Therapy Aides.

Active CPR certification.

Annual physical and TB skin test required.

**Please be aware this is a job summary, not an all-inclusive listing of the tasks and duties for this position.

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