The occupational therapist completes patient assessments, establishes patient care plans, administers patient treatment and directs delivery of treatment utilizing professional occupational therapy assistants in accordance with licensure and regulatory scope and standards, and established hospital policies, procedures and protocols. Adhere to the professional standards of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
1. Administers patient treatment plan involving application of occupational therapy techniques and modalities as indicated. Monitors response and progress to update and modify treatment plan as necessary to meet patient goals. Instructs patients and family members / caregivers in occupational therapy procedures and self-care techniques.
Directs care that is provided by the occupational therapy assistant by providing oversight. Performs discharge planning and documentation to provide discharge instructions and maintain post-discharge continuity of care. Consults with physicians and other health care professionals regarding treatments, progress, patient needs, and
2. Completes occupational therapy evaluations to establish treatment plans and home programs to restore function, relieve pain & prevent disability. Adheres to all hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Provides additional documentation that is not performed during evaluation and treatment sessions.
The successful candidate will be providing inpatient and outpatient services across the St. Lawrence Health System.