The Occupational Therapist evaluates and treats patients of all ages. Serves as a role model in the delivery of professional services and as a clinical resource for staff and students.
Bachelors Occupational Therapy
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Occupational Therapist (OT) Illinois and Basic Life Support (BLS). Attend and satisfactorily complete all required continuing education regarding the care of acute stroke patients
Skills/knowledge in an outpatient and inpatient setting
Demonstrates the ability to perform patient transfers with assistance as needed from the bed,chairand floor.
If applicable is aware of and demonstrates safe and appropriate body mechanics to reduce the risk of injury to self, staff, patients.
Designs an appropriate plan of care that integrates goals, treatments, outcomes and discharge plan.
Adjusts the care based on patient response and available evidence.
Educates patients, family, caregivers, students and other health care providers using relavant and effective teaching methods.
Evaluates clinical findings to determine physical therapy diagnoses and outcomes of care.
Performs examination, selecting reliable and valid examination methods relevant to the chief complaint, results of screening and history.
Screens patients using procedures to determine the effectiveness of and need for further therapy services, if appropriate.
Uses support personnel according to legalstandards and ethical guidelines.monitors the care delivered by support personnel and provides regular feedback.
Documents evaluations and plans of care according to department policy including goals,modifications of treatment plans and patients' response to treatments.
PRN - As Needed