HealthCare Talent is now a division of Cross Country Healthcare.

Career Gateway

Bridging the gap between your dreams and your current healthcare position.

  • Share this Job

Occupational Therapist (OT)

Location : Long Beach, CA
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : Long Beach
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services

Job Description :

 


 

 

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for coordinating and providing restorative and rehabilitative Occupational Therapy services to participants at the Center and at home. Occupational Therapy works closely with the Physician, rehabilitation staff and other interdisciplinary team (IDT) members to maximize participant independence and safety as well as enhance performance of ADLs. The Occupational Therapist collaborates with the Physical Therapist to efficiently operate rehabilitation department and is a member of the management team and facilitates collaborative relationships across and with external stakeholders to promote the values, team culture and mission. 



 

 
Required Qualifications :

 


 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:



• Conduct Occupational Therapy assessments to determine the Occupational Therapy
care needs, preferences and goals of the participants and actively participate in IDT
meetings to develop participant care plans.



• Deliver and document Occupational Therapy interventions in accordance with physician orders and/or as agreed upon in the participants’ care plans including but not limited to the use of devices, techniques and activities to promote muscle re-education,
perceptual-motor and cognitive function, balance, endurance and other factors affecting the level of independence in performing ADLs.



• Supervises the Therapy Assistants including providing training, instruction and guidance needed to implement Functional Maintenance Programs (FMP).



• Provide training and instructions to staff, participants and caregivers/families in areas of Occupational Therapy in which they may work with participants.



• Order, track and manage maintenance for equipment.



• Remain alert to pertinent input from other team members, participants, and caregivers
and update the IDT promptly of any changes in participants’ condition or functional
status.



• Work with the other members of the IDT to support smooth care transitions between
settings (e.g., hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home, etc.).



• In coordination with the Marketing Team, support enrollment of prospective participants into the program.



• Participate in end-of-life care coordination and support.



• Manage direct reports including training, supervising and mentoring.



• Be legally authorized to practice in position location, required.



• Only act within the scope of his or her authority to practice.



• Complete all required documentation in a timely and accurate manner.



• Protect privacy and maintain confidentiality of all company procedures and information about team members, participants, and families.


 


• Follow policies and procedures and participate in any required Quality Improvement activities, staff training and meetings.



• Communicate regularly with Supervisor and team regarding workload and priorities.



 

 
Powered by AkkenCloud