Experience:
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
12/27/2017
Job Category:
Occupational Therapy
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Occupational Therapist
SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH | Breckenridge, Colorado
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Job Description

Summit County Public Health Early Intervention Colorado is seeking to contract with a well- trained, licensed, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST who is enthusiastic about working with young children (0-3) and their families. Early Interventionists work in community based settings and create a flexible schedule. Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest & resume by clicking apply now.

Occupational Therapist Job Duties:

  • Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining occupational therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
  • Helps patient develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities by implementing programs involving manual arts and crafts, practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, and homemaking skills, activities of daily living, and sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities; directing aides, technicians, and assistants.
  • Promotes maximum independence by selecting and constructing therapies according to individual's physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest.
  • Prepares patient for return to employment by consulting with employers; determining potential employee difficulties; retraining employees; helping employers understand necessary physical and job result accommodations.
  • Evaluates results of occupational therapy by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommending and implementing adjustments and modifications.
  • Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.
  • Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing and instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

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