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Occupational Therapist

2022-07-28T10:55:14-0500

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Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley

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Gina Coulter
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Email: gcoulter@eastersealsdfvr.org

Human Resource Manager
Gina Coulter
830 S. Addison Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
Fax: 630.620.1148

Download Posting: staff-occupational-therapist-exempt-2022.pdf

Summary:

The occupational therapist is responsible for evaluating, planning, and implementing occupational therapy services as prescribed by a referring physician and in accordance with Center’s policies and procedures.  In addition, he/she is expected to participate (voluntarily or upon request) in the manning of existing Center programs and the development of new Center programs.

Basic Responsibilities:

I. Ethical Standards of Practice

A. Delivers services consistent with established Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region Mission, Values, and Philosophy
B. Maintains patient confidentiality and respects the rights and dignity of all individuals.
C. Complies with current AOTA Code of ethics, state licensure laws, and all prevailing Federal, State and local laws regulations.

II.  Evaluations             

            A.  Screens, consults and/or evaluates patients upon request/referral.

            B.   Performs evaluations/screenings within Center’s formats of 

    a.  IDE
    b.  Single discipline
    c.  Reviews relevant reports to facilitate evaluation.
    d.  Selects appropriate evaluation tools and implements them as indicated.
    e.  Makes appropriate recommendations from evaluation results.
    f.  Writes patients evaluations in accordance with Center policies.

III.  Administration of Therapy

           A.  Establishes a Treatment Plan from initial evaluation.
           B. Administers program effectively:

  • Utilizes appropriate treatment procedures and techniques.
  • Adapts treatment to patient’s needs and abilities.
  • Identifies resources and integrates information on resources into program planning and implementation.

C. Continually evaluates, predicts outcomes and updates Treatment Plan based upon client’s/family’s changing needs.
D. Provides appropriate client and family education and training.
E. Acts in coordination with other therapies in planning therapy program, as appropriate.
F. Communicates with other internal and external team members, referring physician, and other relevant stakeholders as authorized by client family/legal guardian.
G. Serves as client case manager, when assigned.
H. Establishes the discharge/transition plan and refers client to other services/programs, as needed.
I. Provides follow-up procedures:

      • Gives home program.
      • Increases or decreases therapy as indicated.
      • Discharges when appropriate or refers to appropriate alternative placements.   

J. Attends and participates in staffings, clinics, etc., as requested.
K. Assists in ordering, fitting equipment and splinting when necessary.

Additional responsibilities in PDF Document

Qualifications:

  1. Must have a degree or a certificate in Occupational Therapy from a school approved by AOTA.
  2. Must be licensed or license eligible as defined by the Illinois Occupational Therapy Act.
  3. EI/CFC certified or eligible.
  4. NBOTC certified
  5. Maintain current CPR certificate.

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