Occupational Therapist - La Canada

La Canada
Tucson Arizona
Full Time
 
La Canada Care Center, located in Northern Tucson, is seeking a full time OT to join our therapy team. We have a diverse mix of orthopedic and neurological conditions, and our facility features a multi-surface courtyard, allowing our patients to practice walking on a variety of surfaces with the supervision of our therapy team.  As an OT with La Canada, you can expect a stable and well staffed therapy team to work with, the freedom to do your job without corporate constraints, opportunities to create and implement the programs that will best serve your patients, and a focus on outcomes achieved for your patients rather than unrealistic productivity standards.  In addition, you will be eligible for a competitive compensation package including paid CEUs, on-going professional development opportunities and many career growth options with our expanding organization.
 

La Canada Care Center 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 in‑service 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
  • Act as a clinical preceptor for affiliating Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant Schools
  • Comply with Occupational Therapy Practice Act and the facility Policy and Procedures
Experience/Qualifications:
Licensed Occupational Therapist
This position is open to OTs 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 2021-12-02
 
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