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Occupational Therapist

Company: Bedrock Management Services Organization
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Bedrock Management Services Organization - -
Position Title: Occupational TherapistDepartment: Patient Care Therapy Group (PCTG)Reports to: Regional Director of Health & WellnessCreated by: Regional Director of Health & WellnessCreated on: May 2022
Position Summary: -This position is responsible for providing outpatient rehabilitation services within a home-based setting, focusing on the functional needs of the older adult population. The in-home setting could be a patient's private residence or in a patient's room in a Dementia-care facility, in an assisted living community, or in an independent living community. This position will evaluate and treat in the most functional environment which is the patient's home and assess the need for, develop, and deliver occupational therapy interventions to facilitate rehabilitation both on an intermittent and maintenance-based scale. The Occupational Therapist identifies the need for and makes referral(s) to other disciplines to address the comprehensive needs of patients. The Occupational Therapist will implement individualized therapy programs designed to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance and optimize independence. In addition, this position instructs, educates and trains patients and caregivers in those skills and functions essential in promoting quality, independence, and productivity, in order to diminish or correct movement disorder pathology.
Essential Functions: -

Works closely with the Regional Director of Health & -Wellness as well as the Director of Business Development to ensure proper execution and maintenance of the Health and Wellness Programs
- - - - -Screens, examines and evaluates patients, including history and systems review
- - - - -Provides thorough HEP education to patients and caregivers in a manner they can understand, and plans appropriately for discharge when medical necessity no longer indicates skilled therapeutic care.
- - - - -Makes clinically necessary referrals to other disciplines as well as other agencies in order to address the most complex and comprehensive needs of the patient.
- - - - -Consults with other members of the Health & Wellness team to select the most appropriate therapeutic regimen consistent with the objective findings, functional needs and capabilities of each patient.
- - - - -Adapts program and/or plan of care according to the needs of individual patient.
- - - - -Orders supplies and equipment (DME) as necessary; trains patient and caregivers on how to use equipment.
- - - - -Maintains, identifies, and reports the need for repair of equipment as necessary
- - - - -High quality patient care. Ensures that patients and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals' needs and rights.
- - - - -Participates in departmental initiatives and demonstrates effective communication with all team members.
- - - - -Facilitates professional growth, development and overall improvement of departmental performance.
- - - - -Performs other professional duties associated with the care of the patient, development of discipline-specific therapy services, and design of program delivery.
- - - - -Application of appropriate tests, measures (FOMs) and therapeutic intervention.
- - - - -Identify impairments, determine the predicted level of improvement and the time required to achieve it, identify precautions/contraindications and design and plan of care.
- - - - -Follows proper continuing education requirements and assures up to date licensure.
- - - - - - -Services include but are not limited to application of therapeutic techniques in areas such as:

o - - - Therapeutic exercise including aerobic capacity conditioning, balance coordination, agility training, body mechanics and postural stabilization, flexibility exercises, gait and locomotion training, neuro-motor development training, relaxation, strength, power, and endurance training
o - - - Functional training
o - - - Manual therapy
o - - - Airway clearance techniques
o - - - Integumentary repair and protection
o - - - Use of electrotherapeutic, physical agent and mechanical modalities
o - - - Education on Chronic Disease Management
o - - - Falls Assessment and Interventions to reduce fall risk
o - - - Case Management in the home and community
Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications

- - - - -Valid State Occupational Therapy License REQUIRED to start
- - - - -Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required

Preferred Qualifications

- - - - -Dementia experience
- - - - -Geriatric experience - - - -
- - - - -Interest and/or experience in lymphedema
- - - - -At least 1 year of geriatric experience


Keywords: Bedrock Management Services Organization, Virginia Beach , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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