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Occupational Therapist Assistant, Lead

Company: Empowerme Wellness
Location: Clearwater
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
Grow your career! Here, you'll find advanced training, opportunities for promotion, and great benefits - all while making a real difference in the lives of seniors! -EmpowerMe Wellness is on a mission to improve the lives of seniors! We provide fully integrated on-site therapy, diagnostic lab testing, pharmacy services, and more at senior living communities nationwide. Our compassionate, experienced team of nearly 3,000 clinicians and professionals focus on improving the health and wellness of the seniors we serve. Headquartered in St. Louis,?Missouri, EmpowerMe has a presence in 37 states and counting. You can find out more about us at empowerme.com! - - -As an Occupational Therapist Assistant, you will be responsible for providing, under the direction of an occupational therapist, therapeutic interventions in an interdisciplinary environment consistent with the position's qualifications, professional practices, and ethical standards. You will also contribute to program development, quality improvement, and problem-solving in accordance with company-wide policies and clinical initiatives, to optimize each patient's functional well-being and satisfaction.

Responsibilities:
Provide clinically appropriate therapeutic intervention that is evidence-based and comprehensive to the needs of the individual patient and/or as directed by physician orders in accordance with the standards set by the American Occupational Therapy Association, the state of employment, and the companyIdentify the need for, and make, referrals to other disciplines to address the comprehensive needs of patientsObserve, effectively document, and provide routine feedback to the Physical Therapist, patient/family, and other patient care personnel regarding treatment effect, progression, the accomplishment of short- and long-term goals, and discharge plansAssist in training and orientation of EmpowerMe Wellness and/or community staff, as well as students, in relation to rehabilitation therapyCommunicate professionally, clearly and maintain a good working relationship with physicians, care staff, the administrative team, and interdisciplinary teams, as well as demonstrate flexibility to ensure patient/facility/customer needs are being metEnsure documentation is completed, and charges are entered, in a timely, thorough, and accurate manner and in accordance with state guidelines and company policyPerforms all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors; manages and operates equipment safely and correctly; maintaining department cleanliness and safetyMaintain professional expertise through continued education as necessitated by licensure and as appropriate for the provision of specific treatments utilizing EmpowerMe Wellness educational resources when availableContribute to the development of the physical therapy department by frequently reviewing best practices, providing guidance for, and conducting, in-services and other educational training in compliance with federal and state professional requirementsParticipate in infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety, and fire safety programs, patient/family and team conferences and attend departmental / company training as requested, and provides positive contributions to interdepartmental discussionsAchieve productivity goals and expectations as identified by the CompanyTreat patients and their families with respect and dignity - identify and address the psychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their familiesComplies with HIPAA & PHI guidelines and protects confidentiality at all timesOffers to assist other staff and demonstrates flexibility in carrying out shared team functions including special projectsOther duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program with one (1) year of experience in rehabilitation in senior care communities or related settings is preferredCurrent licensure, in good standing, as an Occupational Therapist in the state or be eligible for a temporary license with supervision based on current state guidelinesBasic Life Support/CPR certificationKnowledge of Medicare payment systems and EHR/EMR systemsDemonstrate proficiency in occupational therapy modalities and ADLsExceptional communication and interpersonal skills along with the heart and passion to work with older adults while providing the best care possiblePassion to achieve results through self-motivation, initiative, and proactive orientation with a sense of professional curiosity, desire to learn new things, and to find/recommend solutions to problemsSense of professional curiosity, desire to learn new things, and to find/recommend solutions to problemsDriven to achieve and exceed goals and have the ability to motivate others to do the sameConduct oneself in a professional manner at all times with the ability to effectively perform conflict intervention and resolutionMust exhibit and promote a high level of professionalism, customer service, and friendliness in all interactions with employees, patients, and visitors throughout the organization -What We Offer For Full Time Employees:-401 K?? --Full Benefits?? --PTO?? --HSA and FSA?? --Life and Disability Insurance?? --EAP?? --Career Advancement Opportunities and Cross Training Opportunities?? --Recognition Programs?? --FUN and much more?? -? -??? -This employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.??

Keywords: Empowerme Wellness, Clearwater , Occupational Therapist Assistant, Lead, Other , Clearwater, Florida

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