Occupational Therapist - Desert Terrace

Desert Terrace
Phoenix Arizona
Full Time
 
Desert Terrace in Phoenix, AZ, is seeking a full time OT to join our amazing in-house therapy team. We are a very busy 108-bed skilled nursing facility in the heart of Phoenix, AZ, located at the corner of Thomas and 25th Street. We see a diverse and interesting adult and geriatric caseload with a wide variety of programs for neuro and orthopedic rehab, Parkinson’s, dementia, residual limb therapy, contracture management, wound healing and pain management to name a few. In return for your clinical expertise and professional passion, we can offer you a strong facility team with excellent administration and nursing, a highly competitive compensation package and a culture that promotes ownership and facility level decision making.
Desert Terrace receives support from Ensign Services who provides a wide range of clinical and operational assistance to over 200 independently owned healthcare operations located throughout the United States. Help us build something great and share in the Ensign experience with these in-house facility teams where our core values of ownership, passion for learning, loving one another, and celebration are evident every day. Be sure to ask us about facility specific specialty programs like Heart PARC, Abilities Care, Music & Memory, Alter G, Big & Loud, and opportunities for you to continue learning and receive focused program training to enhance your therapy career.
Duties:
  • Evaluate patients within 48 hours of physician referral
  • Develop effective treatment plans and obtains approval for services from referring physician
  • Treat patients according to the physician’s treatment plan
  • Supervise Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides in direct patient care and patient related activities and adhere to facility Supervision Policy and Procedure Matrix
  • Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans
  • Participate in Patient Care Conference, Utilization Review Meeting and Rehabilitation Conferences
  • Participate in inservice training program for other staff in the facility
  • Document all regulatory and clinically required information in the electronic documentation system and maintain patient records according to company policy
  • Record treatment charges daily per facility policy and procedures
  • Instruct patient’s families or nursing staff in maintenance programs
  • Participate in discharge planning
  • Coordinate necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate safety and independence in ADL’s
  • Report any problems with department equipment so that it is maintained in good working order
  • Comply with Occupational Therapy Practice Act and the facility Policy and Procedures
Experience/Qualifications:
Licensed Occupational Therapist
This position is open to therapists at all experience levels.
Desired Skills:
  • Exhibits a sincere desire to help patients and residents in their rehabilitation process
  • Superior interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong writing skills required for documentation of the care you provide
  • Exhibits knowledge and understanding of therapy practice
  • Possesses and conveys high degree of credibility and integrity
  • Enjoys team cohesion, is a team player, has a positive attitude and a strong desire to make a constructive impact on organizational excellence
  • Understands and accepts the unpredictable nature and needs of the therapy function in a busy rehab department
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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Last updated 2021-10-15
 
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