Occupational Therapist* - Rehab - FT - 743019

Job ID
2020-2966
Category
Clinical Licensed
Job Location
US-NM-Alamogordo

Overview

Plan, implement and evaluate patient care programs designed to assist disabled patients regain physical and social stability and relearn daily living activities through the utilization of selected occupational therapy procedures. This description is not intended to be a complete list of duties. Other related duties may be assigned

Responsibilities

• Plan, organize and participate in medically orientated occupational therapy programs to include evaluating extent of abilities and limitations and assisting patient regain coordination through the utilization of selected occupational therapy procedures; determine activity assignments to obtain a therapeutic goal.
• Assist clients in performing activities of all types
• Use physical exercises to help patients increase strength and dexterity
• Use activities to help patients improve visual acuity and the ability to discern patterns
• Use computer programs to help clients improve decision-making, abstract-reasoning, problem-solving memory, sequencing, coordination, and perceptual skills.
• Design or make special equipment needed at home or at work
• Develop computer-aided adaptive equipment and teach clients with severe limitations how to use that equipment in order to communicate better and control various aspects of their environment.
• Occupational Therapists may work with particular populations, i.e. children, the elderly, or may work in specialized settings, i.e. mental health.
• Observe and evaluate patient’s progress; design treatment plans and recommend programs suited to individual potential and rehabilitative needs.
• Coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities according to patient’s needs, capabilities, interests and treatment goals and objectives.
• Participate in ward rounds, patient care conferences, consultations and educational programs designed to improve patient care and staff performance; recommend new occupational therapy methods and techniques.
• Prepare and maintain a variety of records and files indicating patient progress, care plans and related statistical data as required by departmental and hospital policies.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy
• Licensure: New Mexico licensure as an Occupational Therapist
• Current American Heart – HeartSaver or Basic Life Support (BLS) card.
• Performs related responsibilities as assigned.

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