Occupational Therapist - Southland

Southland Lufkin
Lufkin Texas
Full Time
 
Southland Rehabilitation and Healthcare, a 150-bed facility located in Lufkin, TX, is recruiting for a full time OT to join our in house therapy team. As part of our team you will have exposure to our programs in neurology, ergonomics, orthopedics, splinting, manual therapy, and many more. In return for your clinical knowledge and professional passion, we can offer you a highly competitive hourly rate, comprehensive benefits including paid CEUs, and many career growth opportunities.
We have been in-house with therapy for many years which gives us a significant edge going into the current payment model changes. Our therapy and nursing teams work collaboratively to ensure outstanding outcomes for our patients. While some companies are preparing for layoffs or demanding outrageous productivity levels, we are gearing up for even more amazing rehab programs.
Southland Rehabilitation and Healthcare 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.
Experience/Qualifications:
Licensed Occupational Therapist
This position is open to OTs at all experience levels.
Duties:
  • Screen and/or evaluate patients within 48 hours of physician referral
  • Develop effective treatment plans and obtain approval for services from referring physician
  • Treat patients according to the physician treatment plan
  • Supervise Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides in direct patient care and patient related activities, following state practice acts and adherence 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 Conferences, Utilization Review meetings 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 maintains patient records according to company policy
  • Record treatment changes daily per policy and procedure
  • Instruct patient’s families or nursing staff in maintenance programs
  • Participate in discharge planning
  • Coordinates necessary durable medical equipment for patients to facilitate safety and independence in mobility; i.e., braces, walkers, canes, elevated toilet seats and grab bars
  • 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 the Occupational Therapy Practice Act in the state and the facility’s policy and procedures

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 2021-07-30
 
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