- Schofield is actively seeking an experienced and skilled OT to work Per Diem in our Nursing Home Facility.
- MUST BE A LICENSED OT
Why consider Schofield for employment?
- We are dedicated to providing a team oriented environment with long term career advancement and opportunities
- Our mission and philosophy center around our outstanding patient and resident care.
- Schofield Care is ranked 4 out of 5 stars by the Federal Government and is ranked as being one of the most experienced and respected providers of home and long term care health care services in Western New York.
- You will become apart of a passionate and caring team dedicated to making a difference in someone's life all while building your own career through top level expertise and experience.
- We offer an environment that is equipped to allow our staff to provide the highest level of professional care.
The Occupational Therapist is responsible for completing evaluations and creating plans of care for residents in the Nursing Facility who have mental and physical impairments. Services can be provided toward improvement (restorative) or maintenance of the impairments.
- Education and Training – An individual who meets one of the following criteria:
- Registered with the American Occupational Therapy Association; or
- Either a graduate of a program in occupational therapy approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association; or a graduate of a curriculum in occupational therapy which is recognized by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and is eligible for registration with the American Occupational Therapy Association.
- Must be registered and licensed by the New York State Education Department, or have a valid limited permit.
- Experience - Two years experience preferably with experience in long term care rehabilitation or homecare.
- Character – The individual must possess good moral character, patience and compassion for the chronically ill and disabled.
Essential Job Functions
- Assess patient’s home safely and effectively, and efficiently complete evaluations in the home setting.
- Relate to and communicate effectively with the elderly, disabled and chronically ill and/or their caregivers.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Occupational Therapist is supervised by the Rehabilitation Manager. The job duties and responsibilities are to be performed while observing the following standards: job standard (knowledge, ability, skills), technical skill, quality, quantity, judgment/problem solving, decision making, and initiative. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Perform Occupational Therapy evaluations and establish appropriate plans of care based upon noted impairments.
- Complete all paperwork in an accurate and timely manner, including but not limited to, evaluations, progress notes, re-evaluations, discharge summaries and screenings.
- Supervise COTAs, OT/COTA students, and therapy aides.
- Work as a member of the interdisciplinary team including physical therapy, speech therapy, nursing, social services and dietary.
- Provide education to staff, residents, and family members.
- Participate in meetings with families, residents and/or interdisciplinary team, as appropriate.
- Evaluate need for equipment, order and maintain equipment and therapy materials.
- Participate in and/or present inservice programs.
- Possess a valid driver’s license and have a car available for use.
- Have knowledge of, and follow rules and regulations of the NYS and Federal Health Code. Interpret and follow Medicare and Medicaid guidelines.
- Communicate with the physician and/or interdisciplinary team regarding resident status.
- Maintain current, accurate clinical records. Documentation is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
- Participate in scheduling treatment and training sessions.
- Conduct home evaluations as needed, including coordination with family and resident to ensure resident participation.
- Complete billing documentation accurate and timely.
- Provide direction to COTA/CNA/Students for completion of plan of care.
- Review and co-sign COTA and student documentation.
- Evaluate results of program by observing, noting and evaluation resident’s progress, recommending, and implementing adjustments and modifications.
- Maintain resident confidentiality by following HIPAA guidelines.
- Follow standard precautions and any further infection control procedures.
- Maintain state licensure and continuing education requirements.
- Able to adjust to multiple interruptions and re-prioritize.
Perform other related duties as required by their manager.
The Schofield Residence provides excellent wages and benefits including but not limited to:
- Medical Insurance
- Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts
- 401(k) employer matching program
- 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity
- Extensive Paid Time Off
- Voluntary insurance programs