The responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist are: To evaluate, plan, interpret and implement specific Occupational Therapy treatment programs for patients in order to facilitate the patient's maximum recovery potential. To supervise assigned students and support staff as applicable. To conduct self in a manner which brings credit to the department, the organization, and the profession of Occupational Therapy. To contribute to the team effort and show respect and compassion for patients, families and other staff.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Selects appropriate evaluation tools to assess patients' abilities and areas of impairment related to functional limitations.
Develops goals and a treatment plan based upon a comprehensive Occupational Therapy assessment and evaluation. Takes into the account goals of the patient, family, and/or caregiver as well as rehabilitation prognosis. Adjusts goals and treatment plan as necessary to meet patients' changing needs.
Provides effective, skilled, evidence-based therapeutic interventions through individual and/or group therapy to improve identified deficit areas including psychosocial, cognitive, developmental, perceptual, sensory, motor, and activities of daily living.
Participates in discharge planning, including making appropriate discharge recommendations, and may include educating patient, family, and/or caregiver, providing a home program, and recommending follow-up care.
Completes thorough documentation in a timely and appropriate manner meeting departmental, hospital, and regulatory standards for initial evaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries, daily documentation, and other documents as needed. Documentation supports charges billed, demonstrates skilled interventions, and identifies necessity for Occupational Therapy services.
Demonstrates effective time management skills and meets department standards (e.g. productivity, chart reviews, completion of documentation).
Demonstrates knowledge of own scope of service including any new regulatory changes in professional practice; monitors own compliance.
Communicates effectively with team members, other health care professionals, patients, families, and caregivers to achieve optimum care for patients, to facilitate team interaction and to positively represent the department and hospital.
Conducts self in a professional manner in all interactions, behaviors, and communication with leadership. Demonstrates accountability for own actions and job performance. Accepts constructive feedback in a positive manner.
Participates in the departmental quality process; contributes ideas for operational improvements. Supports change initiatives.
Master's degree in Occupational Therapy.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Very good communication skills both verbally and written.
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital is a freestanding, not-for-profit, 102-licensed bed facility onChicago’s West and Southwest Side that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs foradults and children. Schwab is a proud member of Sinai Health System and the first fully licensed andaccredited rehabilitation hospital in the Midwest.Our therapists see patients through the entire continuum o...f care, from acute inpatient admissions atMount Sinai Hospital, to inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services at Schwab. We alsohave a hospital-based rehabilitation-focused short-term sub-acute unit at Schwab that provides boththerapy and nursing services with exceptional outcomes.Our rehabilitation team takes a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to address the physical, cognitiveand psychosocial needs of each patient. Each patient is assessed and provided with a personalized careplan tailored to help achieve maximal independence and function. Schwab offers seven treatmentgyms featuring private treatment rooms, a warm-water indoor therapy pool, and an award-winningtherapeutic roof top garden.