Medical Therapy Employee - Occupational Therapist
The Occupational Therapist - Medical position is responsible for providing direct therapy services to UCP of Central Florida (UCP) in-clinic and outpatient clients according to all local, state, and federal regulations. The Occupational Therapist - Medical reports to the Therapy Practice Office Manager (TPOM) at each campus where services are rendered. The Occupational Therapist - Medical ensures all clients under her/his caseload receive a high- quality therapy program by optimizing each client abilities.
Selects, conducts, and implements appropriate and effective therapy evaluations, re-evaluations, and therapy sessions/interventions. Interprets evaluative data and establish measurable goals. Applies and adapts therapy sessions according to clients’ needs and established goals. Recognizes when patient has received optimal benefit from therapy services. Meets productivity according to annual goal. Collaborates with education staff to facilitate incorporation of clients' therapy goals into classroom activities, when applicable. Participates in multi-disciplinary planning with staff members (other therapy disciplines, education, nursing, etc). Participates in client’s meetings, wheelchair clinics, orthopedic clinics, and in hospital, doctor's office, school, and medical equipment company visits when applicable. Assesses client needs and makes recommendations for splints, orthotics, assistive technology devices and/or equipment when applicable. Measures, orders and/or fabricates splints, orthotics, assistive devices, or equipment when applicable. Assesses other equipment needs and make recommendations. Working with Parents:
Provides parent consultations and instructions for home programs. Coordinates equipment loans for home use, such as: seating devices, balls, bolsters, adaptive utensils, etc. Speaks to parent groups and provide educational materials. Generates monthly parent therapy notes for medical clients according to agency guidelines. Client’s Records:
Ensures compliance of UCP Confidentiality and HIPAA patient rights procedures for all client documentation and information in therapist caseload. Documents and completes accurate daily progress notes at the end of each session according to UCP guidelines. Reports accountability data according to agency guidelines. 75% of caseload should achieve 75% of their individual goals per year. Documents care plans, Part C/Early Step reports, assistive technology reports, equipment recommendations, discharge notes, and school reports according to agency guidelines. Documents evaluations, re-evaluations, and addendums and turn them in according to UCP guidelines. Completes daily super bill per site and turns it in before the end of each workday. Provides/generates correspondence to community resources regarding client care (i.e., physicians, schools, vendors, etc.) when applicable. Public Relations:
Collaborates with other community agencies as directed and/or needed. Assists with therapy presentations and video demonstrations for agency public relations/marketing purposes. Demonstrates therapy functions to community groups such as college students, physician residents from area hospitals, etc., for educational purposes. Training:
Participates in in-service training programs. Attends at least 2 continuing education courses (or equivalent) per FY focused on areas authorized by the agency. Assists with training and monitoring interns, students, employees, and others when applicable. Performs other duties as assigned.