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Occupational Therapist - Per Diem

Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Location: Holmdel
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Description: How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system. -The Occupational Therapist evaluates, plans and implements a goal oriented Occupational Therapy treatment program that focuses on restoring function, activities of daily living, fine motor skills/coordination, cognitive functioning and preventing further disability as a result of trauma, disease, amputation, congenital defects, surgery and other debilitating illnesses. Provides an optimum environment for functional goal achievement. Utilizes interdisciplinary collaboration and available resources to provide care.
Responsibilties: A day in the life of an Occupational Therapist at Hackensack Meridian Health -includes: -1. Committee Representative: Participates on committees as requested by the supervisor.
2. Customer Service: Delivers the highest level of service to all residents, families and visitors..
3. Delivery of Care: Models and maintains a safe environment in which to deliver services and employs correct body mechanics during activities. Demonstrates and implements appropriate treatment techniques and skills with residents. Completes resident treatments as scheduled. Gather all information necessary to properly evaluate the patient's needs as per department policy, including testing and consultations with other health care professionals, as appropriate.
4. Discharge Plan: Discharge planning established at initial evaluation and updated through the course of therapeutic intervention. Discharge summaries are completed in a timely manner, reflecting patients' functional status, long-term goal achievement and appropriate recommendations.
5. DME Assessment: Demonstrates appropriate knowledge in assessing the need for DME for residents to improve their functional independence safety. Follows through with appropriate professionals to ensure proper fitting of the wheelchair to the resident.
6. Documentation Compliance: Prepares written documentation such as Progress Notes, Reassessments and Discharge Summaries. Progress notes and Reassessments are completed as per departmental policy and procedure, and monitor the resident's status and progress towards goal achievements. Re-evaluations are completed in a timely manner. Goals and treatment plans are updated as per department policy.
7. Effective Communication: Develops a rapport and mutual respect with the resident to foster an optimum environment for goal achievement. Provides education to residents/families based upon the identified learning needs, in a manner that the residents/families can demonstrate their concerns.
8. Therapeutic Equipment: Recommends and provides education related to utilization of appropriate occupational therapy equipment (i.e.: reachers, splints, etc).
9. Treatment Program: Develops and implements an individualized program of treatment focused on identified resident needs. Focuses on achievement of the established goals. Participates in the ongoing development of the discharge plan that was initiated at the time of initial assessment.
10. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
11. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.
Qualifications: Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:1. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited school.
2. Demonstrates the ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing patient needs.
3. Strong sense of accountability for improving the lives of patients and their caregivers.
4. An exceptional focus on teamwork and the ability and passion to deliver the highest quality of care based on a strong sense of patient focus.
5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
6. Proficient computer skills that include but are not limited to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms. -Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:1. Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. -Licenses and Certifications Required:1. Occupational Therapist License. -Licenses and Certifications Preferred:1. AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification. -If you feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

Keywords: Hackensack Meridian Health, Brick , Occupational Therapist - Per Diem, Healthcare , Holmdel, New Jersey

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