Occupational Therapist -PRN

Location
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Salary
Join our team!
Posted
Jul 31, 2020
Ref
req45421
Location: Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces Village

Address: 3025 Terrace Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88011-5048 USA

Employment Type: PRN

Shift: Day

Job Responsibilities

Assesses clients/patients and designs occupational therapy treatments. Help clients/patients to develop, maintain and recover their ability to perform tasks in client's/patient's occupations of life.

The therapist conducts evaluations and provides interventions for clients/patients who have functional, cognitive or behavioral impairments. Occupational Therapist evaluate physical, cognitive, developmental and psychosocial abilities of clients/patients; developing realistic therapy goals and administering appropriate occupational therapy programs. Documents client's/patient's information for evaluation; establishes therapeutic plans and modifies them if necessary. Provides clients/patients education designed to enhance understanding and improve functional outcomes. Knowledge of and utilizes appropriate age-related treatments and evaluations relating to the needs of clients/patients. Demonstrate and incorporate knowledge of current research into daily treatment of clients/patients. May treat individuals of all ages with varying diagnosis and disorders. The majority of work will focus on those receiving intervention in the post-acute, long term care and home health care environments.Will demonstrate documentation in accordance with departmental guidelines and meet all regulatory requirements. Demonstrates level of treatment associated with their specialty provided to their clients/patients. Follows and adheres to accepted clinical practice guidelines of professional organization. Exhibits flexibility with acceptance of variable work schedules/assignments. Participates in activities to promote the department, Good Samaritan and Sanford Health. Will be interacting with individuals outside of the department including but not limited to providers, case managers, family members, third party payers, public organizations, etc. May be asked to supervise assistants, aides, and students as they provide patient care, treatment, or other services. Will be expected to provide ongoing education and training to peers in the area(s) of expertise as determined by the department leadership. Performs other related duties as requested by manager. Creates a team environment of accountability and commitment for reaching project goals. Classifies symptoms using proper assessment and diagnosis techniques and communication skills. Adheres to legal regulations and organizational policies when discussing patient health information. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships within and outside area. Identifies the importance of monitoring patient responses and reactions during therapy. Demonstrates knowledge of development and delivery of patient education for diverse audiences. Seeks opportunities to serve as a mentor. Analyzes the physical mental and social components of an activity to develop a therapy plan. Utilizes the occupational therapy process to assess, treat and evaluate patient progress. Identifies common patient safety risks within the organization and how they can be avoided. Knowledge of the value of self-motivation and initiative; ability and willingness to seek out work and the drive to accomplish goals. Recognizes ethical requirements within own specialized areas of responsibility. Follows guidelines, regulations, standards and safety procedures in the therapy process.

Qualifications

Appropriate education level required in accordance with state licensure. Must be licensed in the state(s) of practice as Occupational Therapist. Must also be certified through the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). When applicable, may require valid driver's license. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications.

Travel up to 50%.

The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive, employee-approved benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. The variety of benefits include health benefits, a retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, voluntary benefits and much more! To review all of the great benefits and benefit eligibility, visit https//www.good-sam.com/jobs/benefits

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or other protected status. For more information including state-specific protections, please visit https//www.good-sam.com/lp/careers/eeo-and-affirmative-action

Division: _Department

Req ID: req45421