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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST / PATUXENT WOODS THERAPY/REHAB

Overview:

the
Occupational Therapist
will perform evaluation and subsequent planning, execution, and supervision of therapy programs for persons with neuromotor dysfunction. The Occupational Therapist will participate in intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary training programs for affiliating students, staff, and community agencies, clinical supervision of Occupational Therapists, OT students, COTAs, and volunteers/aides, and maintain appropriate patient records. Administrative supervisory responsibilities include ensuring compliance with departmental and organizational policies and procedures, performance appraisals, goals setting, progressive discipline, work/leave schedules and day-to-day workplace interventions and problem resolution. Responsible for at least one specific clinical/research/administrative component within the Occupational Therapy Department (i. e. Spina Bifida clinic, Seating clinic, Autism clinic, AT clinic, Downs clinic, Rett Syndrome clinic, etc. ). Has the potential to participate in clinical research within identified program area.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate assigned patients; plan programs; execute, supervise, and document programs as planned.
  • Provide instruction to caregivers regarding home and community programming.
  • Maintain written documentation, including patient reports, progress notes, initial and discharge reports, according to procedures of the department, KKI, and Maryland OT guidelines.
  • Supervise affiliating students/trainees and clinical staff as assigned.
  • Assist in the development of documentation, treatment protocols, and clinical policies and procedures specific to program area.
  • Implement program development, evaluation, and performance improvement/performance evaluation measures within an assigned area.
  • Assist in care and maintain of department equipment and supplies.
  • Participates in planning and execution of programs for personal and professional growth and development.
  • Functions effectively within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Qualifications

    EDUCATION:

    • Graduate of an accredited program in Occupational Therapy with a minimum Baccalaureate Degree or basic Masters in Occupational Therapy (MA/MS in OT preferred).
    • Eligible for license to practice Occupational Therapy in the state of Maryland.

    EXPERIENCE:

    • One year licensed experience in Occupational Therapy is required.
    • Previous experience in pediatrics and/or rehabilitation and treatment preferred but not required.

    OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST / PATUXENT WOODS THERAPY/REHAB

    Kennedy Krieger Institute
    Columbia, MD
    Full Time

    Published on 06/11/2021

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