To evaluate and treat acute care inpatients rehabilitation client in accordance with prescriptions from physiatrists, attends departmental weekly rounds and conferences. Supervise technical personnel during course of treatment: ie to instruct staff and students in proper treatment methods and provide in service training to new residents.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Evaluate and treat patients according to prescriptions and findings from the evaluation in order to improve upper extremity function. Use equipment as situation needed to aid in therapeutic exercise; use of specific instruments to assess varied impairments. Suggested orthotic devices as required to promote independent function. Fabricate adaptive/assistive devices as needed. Monitor patient progress.
-Document all treatments patients records, completes progress note on a daily basic. Maintain daily statistics for occupational therapy treatment.
-Communicate with members of other disciplines as needed. Attend required departmental meetings and rounds relevant for treatment.
-Recommended adaptive devices relevant for into the community discharge planning.
-Attend in-service training conferences, seminars as part of continuing education requirement. Provide in-services training to new residents, students and entry level Occupational Therapists.
-Responsible for occupational therapists assistants and rehab technicians.
-Suggest purchase of equipment and supplies for patients use as part of OT treatment.
-Responsible for other duties designated by chief and assistant chief OT.
-All staff are schedule to provide OT services on designated weekend and holiday coverage as mandated by Mount Sinai department services.
-New York State license and Bachelors or Masters degree in an accredited occupational therapy program are required.
-Clinical reasoning skills which are also enhanced through exposure to the work experience.
-Knowledge in basic sciences and treatment techniques are required to deal with a variety of population and conditions.
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