Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR) who is responsible for the planning, administration and management of the Occupational Therapy Program in the home of patients from the Home Based Primary Care Program (HBPC). Incumbent independently performs a comprehensive assessment and interpretation of the level of function and performs the appropriate therapy to teach new or compensating skills to optimize patient performance on his/her roles. The Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR) duties and responsibilities consist of but are not limited to the following: Evaluates a variety of patients as appropriate for their diagnoses to determine current levels of functioning. Evaluations may cover the following areas: activities of daily living, strength, range of motion, sensation, perception, cognition, vocational and avocational aptitudes. Evaluations take into account the patient's lifestyle, culture, social support system, the patient's military, work and leisure history and limitations and abilities related to the patient's age. Based on evaluations, and planning with patient and significant others (when appropriate), and coordination with the multidisciplinary team, establishes treatment goals and eventual discharge plan. Develops and carries out occupational therapy treatment plans with individuals or groups of patients to meet individual rehabilitation objectives. Treatment may include: functional activities which have as their goal the improvement of patient's activities of daily living, strength, range of motion, sensation, perceptive and/or cognitive status. Treatment may include the development of components of executive functioning. Treatment may involve the prescription, fabrication and training in the use of splints, adaptive equipment and assistive technology. Development and implementation of treatment plans take into account the patient's lifestyle, culture, social support system, the patient's vocational and avocational history and limitations, interests, and abilities related to the patient's age. The therapist initiates the ordering, delivery and training in the use of patient specific adaptive equipment in a timely, efficient and accurate manner. Regularly re-evaluates patient performance with appropriate modifications to treatment. Documents initial evaluations, progress, and discharge planning in a timely, concise manner, per section documentation requirements. Participates regularly in multidisciplinary care planning meetings. Is aware of the indications, contraindications and precautions in working with SCI, physical disability and mental health patients, based on area of assignment. Modifies treatment sessions and does not proceed with treatment when safety concerns are in question. Practices appropriate infection control and universal precaution measures in accordance with facility, VA, and JCHO standards. Work Schedule: M-F from 8:00am - 4:30pm including Weekends, Holidays, and rotating shifts Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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