Job: Occupational Therapist – Connecticut, Waterbury Area

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Occupational Therapist – Connecticut, Waterbury Area

Categories Occupational Therapist
Location Connecticut
Job Information

Professional Staff Recruiter, Dan Finigan, can be reached at 860-508-7620 or emailed directly at dfinigan@gocontinuumrehab.com

IMMEDIATE OPENING Occupational Therapist – Home Care

Continuum Rehabilitation LLC, a rapidly growing contract therapy provider, is in search of a talented and motivated Occupational Therapist to address a significant caseload in this location.

Full and part-time applicants will be considered to help with the increasing home care client demand.

The occupational therapist is a qualified, licensed, professional person who directs, supervises, evaluates, and provides occupational therapy services to patients in the home as prescribed by the attending physician.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Excellent communication skills, flexibility, and professionalism
  • Self-direction with a strong sense of team commitment
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Exemplary judgment and knowledge of current therapy practices

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an occupational therapy school approved by the Council of Medical Education of the AMA in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association or the Council of Medical Education and hospitals of the AMA or its equivalent.
  • Registered or eligible for registration by the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • One year of institutional experience preferred.
  • Licensed and/or registered by the state

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates and establishes goals based on the patient’s current level of functioning and potential for improvement and performs re-evaluations as indicated.
  • Guides and instructs the patient in prescribed therapeutic, self-care, and creative activities that are directed toward improving independence and physical and mental functioning.
  • Establishes household management routines.
  • Records and reports to the physician the patient’s reaction to the therapy program or any changes in the patient’s condition through periodic written summaries.
  • Instructs patients and their families in the use of prosthetic, orthotic, and assistive devices (canes, walkers, wheelchairs, etc.).
  • Instructs the family in the patient’s total occupational therapy program.
  • Educates other health team personnel in the care of patients regarding occupational therapy.
  • Attends paramedical service meetings and combined paramedical and nursing service meetings.
  • Prepares clinical/progress notes on the day of the visit, which are incorporated in the clinical record weekly.
  • Participates in staff development activities and in-service education.
  • Attends case conferences.
  • Supervises the occupational therapy assistant, as indicated.
  • Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and professional development.
  • Complies with all Infection Control, Universal Precautions and OSHA standards for the health care professional.
  • Adheres to established HIPAA regulations.
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