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Mahaska Health Partnership Occupational Therapist in Oskaloosa, Iowa

The staff licensed occupational therapist evaluates, examines, treats, monitors and provides ongoing assessment of patients/clients; performs all necessary paperwork/reports; plans and develops new programs; maintains communication with patients/clients; patient/client family, caregiver and physician/providers; presents in-services; assists in general management of the department; supervises therapy assistants and support staff; and other diverse duties as requested or required.

• Evaluate/assess the patient/client and determine a treatment plan using approved examination and evaluation procedures. Interpret evaluation findings and communicate the treatment plan to the patient/client, family, caregiver and care team.

• Prepare necessary documentation including evaluations, daily notes, progress notes, updated plan of cares, discharge summaries and logs in a timely manner according to federal, state and facility-specific rules and regulations.

• Consult with other members of the rehabilitation team to select treatment programs consistent with the needs and capabilities of the patient and to coordinate comprehensive services delivery.

• Develop effective home programs to maintain and enhance patient/client performance in his/her environment.

• Develop treatment protocals/procedures using evidence-based guidelines, patient/client-specific goals, timely documentation, and discharge recommendations.

• Develop and initiate referrals from licensed healthcare professionals. Respond in a timely manner to referrals. Develop effective rapport with referring healthcare practitioners.

• Present a positive service-oriented approach with patients/clients, family, caregivers, facility staff, and co-workers at all times.

• Monitor patient/client progress and modify the treatment plan and procedures as appropriate. Review the patient/client treatment program to maintain effective and efficient quality service.

• Train therapists in skills and techniques required for participation in activities and evaluate therapists’ functional progress.

• Assist with orientation of new staff, volunteers, and students. Supervise physical therapy assistants in accordance with federal and state regulations.

• Assist with equipment maintenance and monitor supply inventory.

• Demonstrate ongoing commitment to reducing costs and improving productivity in the rehabilitation department.

• Demonstrate the ability to handle changing schedule of patients/clients.

• Maintain positive working relationship with the healthcare team, patient/client, family and caregiver.

• Asssist with Quality Assurance reports and records. Complete facility reports as required.

• Understand and comply with all hospital policies and procedures, including but not limited to, universal precautions, safety, risk, and emergency.

  • Bachelor’s (BA., BS.), Master’s (MA., MS.) or Doctorate (DPT) degree in Occupational Therapy

  • Licensure accroding to state regulations

  • Valid Driver's license

Requisition ID: 2021-1109

External Company Name: Mahaska Health Partnership

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Street: 1229 C Ave E

Telecommute: No