The HELPsource™ Occupational Therapist
The Occupational Therapist evaluates and treats patients, under orders from the referring physician, through the use of a variety of therapeutic procedures. The Occupational Therapist functions in accordance with their State Practice Act.
- Performs a thorough functional assessment in accordance with established protocol and practice guide-lines.
- Develops and implements an individualized treatment plan, appropriate to age and needs of the patient, and containing achievable functional goals.
- Performs treatments as ordered in a safe, timely manner, in accordance with established protocol and practice guidelines.
- Maintains patient files as outlined in procedure manual.
- Communicates with physicians, other health care workers, and caregivers, as needed, regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
- Orients patient to treatment procedures appropriate to their age and needs.
- Assists referral process when a patient requires additional rehabilitation after discharge.
- Participates in peer review and quality improvement process, as directed.
- Accesses continuing education appropriate to discipline.
- Completes all annual mandatory training and certification requirements.
- Master’s in Occupational Therapy from an AOTA-approved and accredited college
- Current license in Pennsylvania.
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated competency in applying principles, methods and equipment used in occupational therapy
- Ability to assess patient needs to develop and implement comprehensive plan of care.
- Ability to function as a member of an integrated healthcare work team.