Occupational Therapist

Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $65,000.00 - $80,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 11/30/2017
Job ID: 02546152
Job Description
Occupational Therapist                                                                                
Job Description
Occupational Therapists evaluate patients & provide skilled intervention within the context of activities of daily living, all within the patient’s own home environment. OTs work within a dynamic, close-knit OT team & enjoy close collaboration w/physical therapists, speech therapists, nurses, social workers, dieticians, & HHAs. OTs  work flexible hours & independently manage their individual schedule.
Primary Functions:
  • Focus on ADL progression, falls prevention, energy conservation, and personal care independence. Common treatment interventions include adaptive equipment trials, compensatory strategies, ROM/strength progression, dynamic balance training, functional activity advancement, and caregiver education.
  • Participate in the development and periodic revision of the comprehensive, interdisciplinary plan of care and work closely with the patient’s physician to manage changes in the patient’s condition. 
  • Instruct patients and families in the activities of daily living.
  • Establish household management routines.
  • Instruct patients and their families in the use of prosthetic, orthotic and assistive devices.
  • Educate patients and caregivers in the use of appropriate adaptive equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to use Agency’s EMR program.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work independently, and complete paperwork accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Must comply with privacy & HIPAA laws.  Must be respectful of the patient’s rights & treat a client & his/her belongings with dignity & respect.
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile with current insurance coverage and in good working condition available to use for work.  Must be willing to travel throughout assigned county.
  • Willingness to submit to physical examination, criminal background and drug testing.
Required Experience
  • Graduate of an accredited occupational therapy program.
  • Licensed by and currently registered with the New York State Education Department.
  • One year of practical experience as a licensed occupational therapist.