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Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Company: Ability Homecare
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Visits available for both PRN or Full Time UP TO$2,500 BONUS at 90 days-dependent on availability and supervisionJOB SUMMARY: The Occupational Therapist provides comprehensive diagnostic services to patients referred for a possible dysfunction in the areas of fine motor development, orthopedic abnormality or neurological deficits. With physician referral and approval, treatment plans are implemented to address deficits identified in any or all of these areas. Goals are set to move the individual toward his or her maximum level of independence and/or function. The Occupational Therapist will also work closely with parents and other agencies in helping each individual child reach his or her maximum potential. Assures that occupational therapy services are provided in accordance with the standards of practice established by the state board and any federal or state laws related to occupational therapy. Exempt: NoEDUCATION: Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university or program.Current Texas License in good standing. EXPERIENCE: Appropriate experience working with children with occupational therapy needs or two (2) years of experience as a licensed Occupational Therapy. Supervision of COTAs is a requirement of employment.DUTIES:---Evaluate children for occupational therapy needs and determine if they can be treated in the home or daycare environment.---Evaluate other clinical needs, such as behavior issues, and make appropriate referrals to other agencies for assistance.---Develop the Plan of Care in consultation with the physician and other care team members.---Develop individualized objectives for the occupational therapy of each child.---Reevaluate children to determine the need for continued services at a minimum of every 6 months. Evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of care. ---Ensure that physician orders are followed in regards to weekly therapy frequencies. ---Prepares, maintains and processes required clinical, progress and supervisory documents, records and reports. ---Consult and coordinate care with other disciplines.---Ensure appropriate discharge planning is completed.---Maintains up-to-date knowledge of research, theories and practices associated with the Occupational Therapy profession.---Makes recommendations to agency, therapists and therapy assistants regarding instructional materials and therapy aids needed to complete therapy. ---Provide direct and indirect supervision of COTAs as outlined by the State Board; ---Complete 90-day and annual evaluations for assistants under supervision.---Participate in in-service programs. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:This position requires that the employee provide his or her own transportation for job related travel.The employee must exercise discretion and confidentiality in dealing with staff and operations.

Keywords: Ability Homecare, San Antonio , Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , San Antonio, Texas

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