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Occupational Therapist (PRN)- Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital

Company: Baton Rouge General
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:


JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: Provide Occupational Therapy services to all patients at a level consistent with Baton Rouge Rehabilitation Hospital (BRRH) mission, vision, and values.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:
1. Completes patient assessments and treatments.
---Assesses patient, plans and implements treatment, periodically re-evaluates patient's progress toward goals adjusting treatment plan appropriately.
---Utilizes Standardized testing to document a patient's current levels and progress.
---Formulates plan based on evaluation results, patient input, discharge goals, interdisciplinary team goals, all available technology and resources, age related norms and evidence based best practices.
---Provides?safe, effective individualized treatment focused on functional tasks including ADLs, IADLs, equipment usage as?identified?in needs assessment?portion?of evaluation to improve endurance, strength and range using therapeutic exercise as an adjunct only.??
---Provides patient and family with hands-on training including all transfers, mobility, functional
independence needs and exercises specific to that patient's needs. A hard copy of the home exercise program is provided to patient/family.
---Adapts patient's environment in and outside of therapy to facilitate patient's progress.
---Utilizes technology effectively to maximize patient gains.
---Assess and recommends equipment in time frame to obtain for training and/or discharge.
---Assess, recommend, plan and provide home evaluations, family training, and community reentry as appropriate to maximize patient outcomes.
---Provide age specific direct and indirect patient care for school age (6-12), Adolescent (12-18) adult (18-65) and elderly (65+)
2. Documents care provided
---Documents all aspects of therapeutic patient care in thorough and timely manner according to departmental, Medicare and Joint commission documentation standards.
---Uphold ethical principles via accurate documentation and charging
3. Promotes team approach
---Works cooperatively by collaborating with team members to assure a comprehensive interdisciplinary patient program.
---Is present, prepared, and participatory for interdisciplinary team conferences, patient related conferences and meetings.
---Works with outside vendors and case managers to order patient specific equipment when funding has been verified.
---Provides staff training to promote individual patient progress re: equipment, transfers, mobility, etc.
---Communicates information for authorizations in timely manner to decrease disruption in care.
4. Promotes education and participates department tasks.
---Self-initiates continuing education and learning for licensure requirements and stays abreast of current/new treatment approaches and/or equipment.
---Is present, prepared and participatory in all mandatory meetings.
---Participates in department management tasks; supervises, trains, mentors and orients PRN, licensed assistants, rehab tech, students, hospital staff, and volunteers.
---Completes assigned projects by due date.
---Self-Initiates and completes all license and hospital related education requirements by deadlines independently.
5. Maintains compliance.
---Follows the Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest, Medicare, Joint Commission Guidelines, Occupational Therapy Practice Act and policies and procedures.
---HIPAA: Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable HIPAA regulations appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Medical records w/o limitation both paper and electronic, patient demographics, lab and radiology results, patient information related to
surgery or appointment schedules, information related to patient location, religious beliefs and/or public health records, medical records related to quality/data, patient financial information and/or 3rd party billing, patient-related complaints, and research information.
6. Contributes to performance improvement.
---Employee actively participates in Performance Improvement activities and incorporates quality improvement standards in his/her job performance.
---Offers suggestions for process improvement; recommends to the supervisor/manager
equipment and/or supplies that may enhance our program.
7. Maintains patient and employee Safety.
---Actively participates in and demonstrates effective patient and employee safety practices.
---Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable safety practices appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Incident reporting, handling of wastes, sharps and linen, PPE, exposure control plans, hand washing, environment of care, patient identification,
administers/receives patient orders, validates, transports, monitors or observes patients for procedures, and monitors clinical alarms.
---Reports on?any safety concerns and broken or malfunctioning equipment to supervisor, facilities maintenance or biomed in?a timely?manner.?
8. Other tasks
---Works on holidays, weekends and during emergency situations as required to meet patient needs and maintain compliance with IRF guidelines.
---Accepts and supervises students when assigned
---Utilizes KRONOS or App to clock in and out consistently, request time-off and
independently?monitors?timecard, benefits, and notifications.??
---Manages daily schedule considering patient needs, co-worker's schedules, and productivity.?
---Assists other departments as needed due to census, skill set, schedule etc.
---Volunteers for or participates when assigned in hospital teams, committees, projects and marketing.
9. Performs other duties and special projects as required.


Louisiana State licensure required.
Oral and written communication skills required.
Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment.
Good organizational skills.
CPR Certified.
Physical criteria:
---Lifting Medium: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally (33%), 10-25 pounds frequently (34- 66%) and 0-10 pounds constantly (67-100%) with frequent lifting/and of carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Must have ability to bend, and adequate physical strength to lift and assist with transfers and resistive activities.


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