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Occupational therapist i

Emory & Co., Llc

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted May 27, 2019.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides comprehensive evaluations, treatments, and education to patients/families which are consistent with patient’s individualized needs and carried out within an interdisciplinary environment.

Performs other related duties as required.

Maintains an established inventory of supplies; ensures the proper use and maintenance of equipment and maintains a work area which is free of debris and clutter.

Assesses the patient and identifies problems.

Instructs and trains patient and family regarding pertinent aspects of the patient’s care.

Plans, develops and implements a result-oriented treatment plan responsive to the individualized needs of the patient and includes clear, measurable goals.

Modifies the treatment plan according to the patient’s responses.

Plans treatment schedules which ensure optimal use of staff and equipment for providing high quality patient services.

Provides direct patient care; performs specialized treatments according to the patient’s individualized plan of care.

Collaborates with other members of the patient care team and uses community resources to plan for the continued care, support and follow-up of the patient after discharge.

Recommends and procures appropriate equipment.

Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development.

Attends educational in-services as appropriate.

Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.

Follows established protocols to document specifics related to the patient program/setting.

Accurately records daily charges for services rendered.

Practices organizational and universal standards for sterile technique and infection control in carrying out daily responsibilities including proper cleaning and sterilization of work surfaces, equipment and instruments.

Conducts in-service programs, provides other staff with training and serves as a clinical instructor to students.

Communicates regularly with members of the patient care team, the patient, family members and others involved with the patient’s care.

Responds to requests for professional information or advice and refers complex matters to the appropriate staff.

Attends team conferences to promote an interdisciplinary approach to patient care; works cooperatively with other team members to maintain consistency in the provision of high quality, results oriented service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from an American Occupational Therapy Association accredited program.

Licensure as an Occupational Therapist in the state of Georgia.

Must have and maintain NBCOT certification.

BLS and Healthcare Provider certifications required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks.

Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting ; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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