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Occupational Therapy Aides

Under close supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations.

Salary Breakdown

Occupational Therapy Aides

Average

$39,930

ANNUAL

$19.2

HOURLY

Entry Level

$27,750

ANNUAL

$13.34

HOURLY

Mid Level

$41,480

ANNUAL

$19.94

HOURLY

Expert Level

$55,210

ANNUAL

$26.54

HOURLY


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Occupational Therapy Aides

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Customer and Personal Service

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Psychology

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Therapy and Counseling

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Public Safety and Security

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Active Listening

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Speaking

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Service Orientation

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Social Perceptiveness

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Writing

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Job Opportunities

Occupational Therapy Aides

  • Brookline College - Program Director - Occupational Therapy Assistant
    Unitek Learning, Inc.    Tucson, AZ 85702
     Posted about 4 hours    

    At Brookline College, we are dedicated to our students’ success and committed to providing them with our best service from start to finish. Our helpful admission representatives will help students define their goals and choose a program. Our experienced instructors will educate their students and provide hands-on training. Our devoted staff will support and help every student complete their program, and once they graduate, they’ll assist the student with their job search.

    We are looking for a Program Director, Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our team.

    The Program Director is directly responsible for the oversight of the academic programs in their specialty including the activities that relate to the student experience and student success. Program Directors are responsible for ensuring full program compliance with the State Department of Education and all regulatory bodies, institutional and programmatic. These responsibilities require leadership in both the academic quality and workforce areas and include meeting student retention goals; directing and participating in educational planning: program organization; staffing, training and supervision of fulltime, part-time, and adjunct faculty; evaluating program faculty and student performance; motivating and advising students; developing and maintaining the program budget and generating program reports at the institutional level, as needed. The position is responsible for ensuring that information is disseminated to lead faculty and faculty for the program. This position is also required to serve as faculty member in their department, while also performing administrative oversight of the program.

    Teach course(s) in a term(s). Once the program reaches 75 students, program directors do not teach and move to a fully administrative role. Sufficient release time will be given to ensure that the needs of the program are being met

    Manage and administer the program, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, and maintenance of accreditation and commitment to strategies for professional development

    Conduct and maintain all faculty course observations and perform the feedback to the faculty member within 48 hours of completion. All new hire faculty must have an observation within the first 30 days of instruction and continuing faculty must have an observation each quarter

    Selection of lead faculty the program which includes performance management, hiring, performance evaluations and disciplinary actions

    Create and maintain all faculty accreditation files in accordance with all state, federal and regulatory agency requirements

    Determine, establish, and implement program goals. This includes working with each campus lead faculty in publishing the Program Effectiveness Plan on a bi-annual basis with all outcomes and revision of all action plans. Communication of all outcomes at the campus quarterly meeting is required by the Program Director and lead faculty

    Maintain the standardization and congruency of the curriculum

    Maintain student grades and attendance in accordance with established polices. Ensure the program lead faculty and all other faculty in the department have final grades prepared each term in accordance with established policies and timelines

    Review student success rates by class to develop and implement plans to reduce student attrition and fail rates. Meet with students to encourage and motivate them to complete their educational goals. In campuses where program leads are overseeing the program, follow up to ensure that all meetings have occurred, and policies and procedures are being adhered to

    Collaborate with other college leadership staff to achieve desired organizational results in areas of customer satisfaction, student retention, staff retention, graduation rates and satisfactory student progress

    Provide quality student services by ensuring proper and timely orientation, and advising and documenting students on academic issues, including hybrid students where applicable

    Maintain copies of current curriculum for the program, including course objectives, syllabi and daily lesson plans for each course. Ensure all updates to the curriculum are have been communicated to all lead faculty and all accreditation files, electronic and hard copy have been updated

    Maintain and manage a sufficient inventory of program equipment and supplies in an Excel spreadsheet

    Prepare requests for equipment and supplies and enter orders in the ReqLogic system while maintaining the departmental budget

    Participate in curriculum review meetings

    Facilitate monthly programmatic faculty meetings, this includes publishing an agenda and minutes

    Monitor and maintain suitable textbook, supply, instructor’s material, and equipment inventory for program that are within those required/approved for the program

    Establish a program advisory board that fulfills the accreditation requirement for the program and meets at least annually, this includes publishing an agenda and minutes. Minutes should be reviewed at the curriculum review committee meeting to ensure that the advisory board suggestions are being incorporated into the consideration of all updates

    Maintain records, reports, examinations, data and all other program specific items as required by the College, accreditation, or governmental agencies

    This position possesses direct responsibility for meeting all programmatic accreditation regulations and submitting required accreditation documentation accurately and on time and to the appropriate personnel

    Prepare accreditation reports as required by the program and institution

    Notify programmatic accrediting agencies of all program changes, expected and unexpected to ensure full compliance. This includes coordinating renewals and updates as required by the accreditor

    Monitor and maintain compliance with all applicable institutional, governmental and accreditation standards

    Support all company initiatives by process and procedure as communicated

    Adhere to all company policies and procedures

    Complete other duties as assigned to meet the business needs of the organization

    The program director must be an initially certified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant who is licensed or otherwise regulated according to regulations in the state(s) or jurisdiction(s) in which the program is located. • The program director must hold a minimum of a master’s degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). The master’s degree is not limited to a master’s degree in occupational therapy. For degrees from institutions in countries other than the United States, ACOTE will determine an alternative and equivalent external review process. • The program director must have a minimum of 5 years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy. This experience must include:

    Clinical practice as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant

    Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting

    Scholarship (e.g., scholarship of application, scholarship of teaching and learning)

    Understanding of and experience with occupational therapy assistants

    At least 2 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level

    Preferred minimum of one (1) year of management and/or educational leadership experience preferred

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

    The Program Director must be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization and with third parties regardless of their level of education or sophistication or socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Effective interaction across departmental boundaries must be maintained

    Must have experience working with computer programs, including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the ability to work with designated Brookline College databases

    Experience with Moodle Learning Management system is preferred; however, experience with an LMS is required and a level of comfortability in learning new technologies is a must

    Must have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, be a proactive, creative problem solver, and display a high level of objectivity and integrity

    ID: 2021-1882

    External Company Name: Unitek Learning, Inc.

    External Company URL: www.uniteklearning.com

    Street: 5441 E 22nd St


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Occupational Therapist
    The MENTOR Network    Scottsdale, AZ 85258
     Posted about 5 hours    

    NeuroRestorative, a partner of The MENTOR Network provides rehabilitation services for people of all ages with brain, spinal cord and medically complex injuries, illnesses and other challenges. In a variety of locations and community-based settings, we offer a range of programs, including vocational and therapy programs, day treatments, and specialized services for infants, children, adolescents, Military Service Members and Veterans.

    Occupational Therapist

    Join us in our mission to make a positive difference in the lives of others. You have the opportunity to use your passion, skills and experience as this role is critical to our success and exemplifies the wonderful mission driven work we do here every day.

    + Evaluate and test individuals served and develop effective treatment plans while providing quality service.

    + Administer treatment program for individuals served and communicate treatment needs to staff.Provide re-evaluation, programmatic changes, and effectively manage a caseload.

    + Set up appropriate home exercise programs for individuals served and perform home evaluations.

    + Maintain documentation including report of services, weekly schedule to meet therapy goals of staff and individuals served.

    + Serve on rehabilitation treatment team, including meetings, attending conferences, departmental meetings for program development and establishing a system of operations for team enhancement.

    + Collaborate with physicians, staff, professionals/paraprofessionals, consultants, families, and community resources to ensure effectiveness of occupational therapy program.

    Qualifications:

    + Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and one year human services experience

    + One year experience in Neuro-rehabilitation preferred

    + Must be licensed OT/L in state and a member in good standing with American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

    + Current driver's license, car registration and auto insurance

    + Effective communication skills

    + A reliable, responsible attitude and a compassionate approach

    + A commitment to quality in everything you do

    You will make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to the individuals we serve.

    Why Join Us?

    + Full, Part-time, and As Needed schedules available.

    + Full compensation/benefits package for employees working 30+ hours/week.

    + 401(k) with company match.

    + Paid time off, holiday pay, annual bonus plan.

    + Rewarding work, impacting the lives of those you serve, working alongside a great team of coworkers.

    + Enjoy job security with nationwide career development and advancement opportunities.

    EOE/AAE/ADA

    Come join our amazing team of dedicated and caring professionals. Apply Today!

    The MENTOR Network is a national network of local health and human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services. At The MENTOR Network, our core values—Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Growth—and the behaviors that define them, guide how we interact with each other and how we approach our work. As an organization of people serving people in 37 states, you’ll have opportunities from coast to coast.

    Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
    Reliant Rehabilitation    Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
     Posted 3 days    

    Overview
    When you join Reliant's therapy team, you join a team that makes a very real impact in the lives of the patients and residents we serve. As a leading rehab therapy provider for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), Reliant therapists provide necessary rehabilitation services for our most vulnerable population.
    As a Reliant therapist, you also have the opportunity to advance your career through our continuing education platform, climbing our clinical ladder and utilizing the opportunity to serve with others who are working at the top of their discipline. Our executive team started their own careers as therapists working with patients, and we take great pride in promoting from within the company.
    We also have a team of clinicians who provide continuing training, as well as systems and proven protocols to help ensure everyone is providing therapy in the most effective way for the patients and the most compliant way to help ensure our SNF partners are covered.
    Why Reliant:


    * Reliant is the largest independent rehab therapy provider to skilled nursing facilities and long-term acute hospitals (LTACHs)
    * Great Corporate Support
    * Therapy company ran by Therapists with decades of experience
    * A company that desires for you to grow as a therapist and as a leader in our industry
    * Currently in 38+ states in approximately 850 buildings with plenty of opportunities that fit any therapists needs in location, schedule, or development

    Reliant Benefits May Include:


    * Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

    * Multiple plans to choose from

    * Life Insurance (Free and add-on)
    * 401K
    * PTO (Increased over time)
    * Competitive Pay Packages
    * Voluntary Short Term and Long Term Disability
    * CEU Courses provided by CEU 360
    * Tuition Repayment Programs
    * Clinical Leadership Support
    * Flexible Schedules

    Responsibilities
    Occupational Therapy Assistant
    Summary:Provide Occupational Therapy and related services for patients under the direction of a licensed Occupational Therapist (OT) while maintaining positive levels of interaction with facilities and clients in accordance with the principles and practices of occupational therapy and within Reliant Rehabilitation guidelines. Provide quality patient care including: ongoing treatment per a plan of care, supervision of Rehab Techs (where required), and case management responsibilities. Maintain professional conduct that represents Reliant Rehabilitation's commitment to quality and service in all interactions with clients, including positive levels of interaction and rapport with facilities and clients. Adhere to all state and federal regulations regarding occupational therapy.
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


    * Under the direction of the licensed occupational therapist, optimize the functional abilities and skills of patients.
    * Build a strong occupational therapy assistant program.
    * Enhance clinical expertise, professional and management skills through interaction with managers, therapists and other professional staff, self-study, and other continuing education activities.
    * Maintain valid state license. Maintain awareness of issues related to the profession of occupational therapy and the health care environment.
    * Understands various relevant payment models related to billing and treatment guidelines, as well as clinically appropriate means/modes of delivery. Provide quality care as well as reasonable goals and outcomes within the guidelines.
    * Be compliant with infection control procedures and environmental safety protocol within a facility.
    * Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend in English: instructions, correspondence, charts, memos, and reports

    Qualifications
    Education/Experience:


    * Graduate of an ACOTE accredited school of occupational therapy.

    Computer Skills:


    * Computer literate and proficient in clinical documentation
    * Basic Internet navigation skills

    Certificates and Licenses:


    * Valid Occupational Therapist Assistant state license

    Interested in learning about us or other opportunities? Please visit our website.
    *complete job description available upon request User Supplied Image


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Occupational Therapist Acute
    Northern Arizona Healthcare    Flagstaff, AZ 86011
     Posted 10 days    

    The practice of Occupational Therapy shall include assessment, treatment, planning, implementing, education, communication and demonstration of leadership to address the needs of patients and their families as well as to foster a positive working relationship among professionals and ancillary staff. This person may be caring for infants, children, adolescents and/or senior patients and will have the knowledge and skills to care for the physical and developmental needs of these populations. The Occupational Therapist will practice within defined standards of care and direct the practice of support staff in order to achieve the patient's functional goals. S/he is expected to communicate effectively with other professional and support staff in order to promote a positive, problem-solving environment.

    Care Management * Provides appropriate supervision to supportive personnel (OTA's, techs, students) while assuming responsibility for care of patient.

    * Attends and actively participates in patient team conferences and family conferences.

    * Determines needs for follow up outpatient therapy and makes post-discharge recommendations.

    Documentation

    * Documents within EMR and charting accurately reflects a logical flow between data collected, action taken, and patients response to the action.

    * Plans specific measures to meet assessed learning needs and documents in patient record.

    * Recognizes and addresses patient, family, and appropriate others in the learning needs of the individual.

    * Presents information clearly and in a manner appropriate to the level of patient and family understanding.

    * Implements the treatment plan and evaluates and records the patient responses to the treatment sessions.

    * Participates in the development of individual discharge plans that are responsive to patient/family concerns.

    * Able to revise/update plan based on assessment.

    * Completes documentation per department policy.

    Education

    * Acts as a resource person to peers within the rehabilitation department, fielding questions, mentoring, or providing educational opportunities.

    * Acts as a resource person to other departments and community, fielding questions, mentoring, or providing educational opportunities.

    Patient Care

    * Reviews patient's history and appropriate data prior to initiating evaluation.

    * Evaluate and treat patients without a physician order or referral as established by Board of Medical Directors Rule.

    * Assists patients and families in planning for discharge.

    Compliance/Safety

    * Responsible for reporting any safety-related incident in a timely fashion through the Midas/RDE tool; attends all safety-related training programs; performs work in a safe manner; monitors work environment for possible safety issues and ensures others are also performing work in a safe manner.

    * Stays current and complies with state and federal regulations/statutes and company policies that impact the employee's area of responsibility.

    * If required for the position, ensures all certifications and/or licenses are up-to-date and valid prior to expiration dates.

    * Completes all company mandatory modules and required job-specific training in the specified time frame.

    * Completes charges in a timely manner and according to proper procedures.

    * Meets productivity goals according to departmental standards.

    * Attends 75% of department monthly meetings in a 12-month period.

    * Responds to new orders promptly in compliance with department policy.

    * Adheres to regulatory and organizational standards affecting patient care and safety as well as all hospital and departmental.

    * Responsible for 100% of department meeting content including reviewing minutes, asking questions as needed, and reviewing handouts.

    Bachelor's degree- Required

    Master's degree- Preferred

    Certification & Licensures

    Current license in the state of Arizona- Required

    Experience

    Clinical documentation experience- Preferred

    Healthcare is a rapidly changing environment and technology is integrated into almost all aspects of patient care. Computers and other electronic devices are utilized across the organization and throughout each department. Colleagues must have an understanding of computers, and competence in using computers and basic software programs.

    Requisition ID: 2020-8761

    Street: 1200 N, Beaver St.

    Call Required: No

    Full Name: First Last: NOELLE VAN WAGENEN

    Email Address: noelle.vanwagenen@nahealth.com

    Shift: Days


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Occupational Therapist - OT - PRN
    Symbria    Tucson, AZ 85701
     Posted 11 days    

    Are you an Occupational Therapist (OT) with a desire to impact the lives of the older adult population? If so, our Rehab Team at Fellowship Square in Tucson, AZis seeking a PRN employee.

    Interested? Interview now! Text PRN to 40458.

    As a PRN Occupational Therapist (OT), you will establish appropriate goals and creatively execute the treatment plans along with supervision of the Occupational Therapist Assistants. As a member of our interdisciplinary team, you will be required to maintain productivity standards and complete required documentation. More importantly, you will help your patients achieve critical outcomes while acting as a trusted partner to the community you serve.


    * Be a graduate of an accredited school for Occupational Therapists.
    * Hold a valid state license.
    * Ability to work flexible hours and weekends.
    * It's great to have had acute care, long-term care and/or rehabilitation experience but not always required!

    Why work for us?

    We are a 100% employee-owned company through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). You, along with your co-workers, have an ownership stake in this company!For more than 20 years, Symbria has been providing an outstanding work environment for talented employees to deliver patient-centered care to the geriatric population in senior-living and post-acute settings.


    * 401(k) Pre-tax and Roth Post-tax 401(k) Plans
    * Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (Company-paid)

    Symbria's Talent Team handles candidate communication directly rather than utilizing outside agencies; if interested in this role, direct application to the job posting and contact with a Symbria talent team member is recommended.

    EOE

    APPHPT


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Registered Occupational Therapist (OT)
    Life Care    Payson, AZ 85541
     Posted 12 days    

    Position Summary:

    The OT Occupational Therapist provides direct rehab care in occupational therapy to patients upon physician referral in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

    Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements:

    * Must be NBCOT certified upon hire, but renewal is optional going forward

    * Must be a graduate of an accredited program in occupational therapy (BSOT or MSOT)

    * Must be currently registered/licensed in applicable State. Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employment.

    * One (1) year experience in post acute care or related setting preferred

    * Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.

    Specific Job Requirements:

    * Participates in community health matters/projects as appropriate

    * Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and e mail

    * Liaisons with patients, families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for patient needs

    * Must demonstrate good body mechanics at all times

    * Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

    * Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility

    * Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department

    * Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation

    * Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.

    * Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information

    * Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures

    * Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care’s Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

    Essential Functions:

    * Must be able to follow occupational treatment plans for patients (i.e., activities of daily living)

    * Must be able to establish, assess, and modify realistic, measurable, timely, and functional goals

    * Must be able to oversee and evaluate care given by OTAs, Rehab Aides, and students

    * Must be able to chart appropriately and timely

    * Must be able to utilize therapy software appropriately and accurately

    * Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients

    * Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients

    * Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance

    * Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment

    * Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team

    * Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours

    * Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

    An Equal Opportunity Employer


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Registered Occupational Therapist (OT)
    Life Care    Scottsdale, AZ 85258
     Posted 12 days    

    Position Summary:

    The OT Occupational Therapist provides direct rehab care in occupational therapy to patients upon physician referral in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

    Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements:

    * Must be NBCOT certified upon hire, but renewal is optional going forward

    * Must be a graduate of an accredited program in occupational therapy (BSOT or MSOT)

    * Must be currently registered/licensed in applicable State. Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employment.

    * One (1) year experience in post acute care or related setting preferred

    * Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.

    Specific Job Requirements:

    * Participates in community health matters/projects as appropriate

    * Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and e mail

    * Liaisons with patients, families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for patient needs

    * Must demonstrate good body mechanics at all times

    * Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

    * Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility

    * Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department

    * Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation

    * Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.

    * Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information

    * Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures

    * Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care’s Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

    Essential Functions:

    * Must be able to follow occupational treatment plans for patients (i.e., activities of daily living)

    * Must be able to establish, assess, and modify realistic, measurable, timely, and functional goals

    * Must be able to oversee and evaluate care given by OTAs, Rehab Aides, and students

    * Must be able to chart appropriately and timely

    * Must be able to utilize therapy software appropriately and accurately

    * Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients

    * Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients

    * Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance

    * Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment

    * Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team

    * Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours

    * Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

    An Equal Opportunity Employer


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Occupational Therapist - DE
    Indian Health Service    Red Mesa, AZ 86514
     Posted 13 days    

    Summary

    This position is located in the Rehabilitation Department of Four Corners Regional Health Center (FCRHC), which is located in Red Mesa, AZ. Provides Occupational Therapy (OT) consultation, evaluation, and treatment to in and out patients of all diagnoses and all age levels referred to OT. Incumbent reports to Director of Rehabilitation Department.

    Responsibilities

    Plans, organizes, and manages the occupational therapy program including responsibilities for policies and procedures, quality assurance, risk management, and infection control, strategic planning, ongoing preparation for the Joint Commission, etc.

    Develops and directs a comprehensive occupational therapy program that addresses care and treatment of all diagnosis and all age levels.

    Provides occupational therapy consultation, evaluation and treatment to in and out patients.

    Address evaluation and treatment of the upper extremity including expanded functional exercise programs, assistive technology, orthotic and prosthetic training and management.

    Addresses pain control, restoration of function and meaningful activity, daily living skills, mobility issues, fitness and strength, balance and coordination, cognitive function, adaptive equipment, etc. This position is being announced concurrently under Merit Promotion/Excepted Service Examining Plan procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-21-NN-11017349-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements.

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    Selectee may be subject to a probationary period

    U.S. Citizenship is required

    Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

    Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.

    This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.

    Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

    The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.

    Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/. Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.

    Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation.

    Qualifications

    To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):

    EDUCATION: A graduate or higher level degree that included: An occupational therapy curriculum approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or a professional accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained; and Completion of the clinical requirements prescribed by the school. CERTIFICATION: For all grade levels, applicants must have passed the national examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    GS-11: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR, one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level.

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Program planning, monitoring, and adhering to established Occupational Therapy Performance. Provide Occupational Therapy consultation, evaluation and treatment for inpatient and outpatient clinics. Customize treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities, job site evaluations, recommendations, performance skills assessment, etc. Provide quality and innovative rehabilitation methods to improve and restore patient's lifestyle. Promote prevention of injury and/or disease.

    Note: Applicants who have completed an approved graduate level curriculum and who subsequently completed additional graduate training in a specialized field of clinical practice designed to assure professional competence to practice in the specialty meet the requirements for GS-11. Additional information concerning specialty practice areas is available at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) website. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

    Education

    For positions requiring positive education requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution. Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

    Additional Information

    Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 240 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

    Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

    This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

    Government housing upon availability

    Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a one (1) year service agreement will be required.

    The Indian Health Service (IHS), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have student loan repayment programs for qualifying health disciplines. This is a competitive process separate from the hiring process. Opportunities for LRP are based on agency hiring priorities and availability of funds. For additional information please visit:

    For IHS - https://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment/

    For NHSC - https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/

    For HRSA Nurse Corps - https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Occupational Therapist - ESEP/MP
    Indian Health Service    Red Mesa, AZ 86514
     Posted 13 days    

    Summary

    this position is located in the Rehabilitation Department of Four Corners Regional Health Center (FCRHC), which is located in Red Mesa, AZ. Provides Occupational Therapy (OT) consultation, evaluation, and treatment to in and out patients of all diagnoses and all age levels referred to OT. Incumbent reports to Director of Rehabilitation Department.

    Responsibilities

    Plans, organizes, and manages the occupational therapy program including responsibilities for policies and procedures, quality assurance, risk management, and infection control, strategic planning, ongoing preparation for the Joint Commission, etc. Develops and directs a comprehensive occupational therapy program that addresses care and treatment of all diagnosis and all age levels. Provides occupational therapy consultation, evaluation and treatment to in and out patients. Address evaluation and treatment of the upper extremity including expanded functional exercise programs, assistive technology, orthotic and prosthetic training and management. Addresses pain control, restoration of function and meaningful activity, daily living skills, mobility issues, fitness and strength, balance and coordination, cognitive function, adaptive equipment, etc. This position is being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-21-NN-11029658-DE; for eligibility requirements.

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period

    ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period

    U.S. Citizenship is required

    Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes. Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required. Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities. The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service. Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/. You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you. Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process. Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation.

    Qualifications

    To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):

    Individual Occupational Requirements

    Basic Requirements

    Note:Employees currently assigned to positions in this occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered to have met the basic requirements for the position occupied. Education

    A graduate or higher level degree that included: An occupational therapy curriculum approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (external link) (ACOTE) or a professional accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained; and Completion of the clinical requirements prescribed by the school. Note: Applicants who have completed an approved graduate level curriculum and who subsequently completed additional graduate training in a specialized field of clinical practice designed to assure professional competence to practice in the specialty meet the requirements for GS-11. Additional information concerning specialty practice areas is available at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) (external link) website. Certification: For all grade levels, applicants must have passed the national examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (external link) (NBCOT). In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    GS-11: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR, one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level. Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at the GS-10 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Program planning, monitoring, and adhering to established Occupational Therapy Performance. Provide Occupational Therapy consultation, evaluation and treatment for inpatient and outpatient clinics. Customize treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities, job site evaluations, recommendations, performance skills assessment, etc. Provide quality and innovative rehabilitation methods to improve and restore patient's lifestyle. Promote prevention of injury and/or disease. Time In Grade

    Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP). You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

    Education

    For positions requiring positive education requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.

    Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

    Additional Information

    Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 240 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement. Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit. Government housing upon availability Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a 1 year service agreement will be required. This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: https://www.usphs.gov/. The Indian Health Service (IHS), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have student loan repayment programs for qualifying health disciplines. This is a competitive process separate from the hiring process. Opportunities for LRP are based on agency hiring priorities and availability of funds. For additional information please visit:

    For IHS - http://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment/

    For NHSC - https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/

    For HRSA Nurse Corps - https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Occupational Therapist (OT), Home Health
    HealthPRO - Heritage    Phoenix West Valley, AZ
     Posted 13 days    

    PART TIME OT HOME HEALTH OPPORTUNITY IN WEST VALLEY, AZ!!!

    At HealthPro Heritage we hire people who share our vision, who work diligently and provide the kind of care that will help change patient's lives for the better. As an Associate, your dedication and commitment deserve respect and recognition. If you're looking for a career and straightforward and realistic 'care' expectations, maybe it's time to look at our company.

    The Occupational Therapist evaluates and treats residents in accordance with orders of the physician through the use of therapeutic procedures and assistive devices intended to maximize functional potentials in all areas of a resident's life. The Occupational Therapist participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing support and information within the area of Occupational Therapy.

    1. Review available resident information and evaluate the impact of this information on the assessment and treatment process.

    2. Conduct and document a thorough functional assessment of the resident, utilizing standardized procedures. Assessment of home/vocational and equipment needs.

    3. Develop and implement an individualized treatment plan based on resident needs and containing achievable functional goals.

    4. Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines and consistently maintain timely and accurate departmental records.

    5. Enter a progress note in the resident record following each treatment session.

    6. Revise treatment plans, as needed, throughout the treatment process.

    7. Document the course of treatment in a clear, concise discharge summary utilizing a prescribed format.

    8. Instruct Assistants in treatment procedures to be utilized and provide close supervision while such staff members are working with residents.

    9. Orient residents to program services and treatment procedures appropriate to their needs. Inform residents of any potential risk during any procedure.

    10. Work with nursing staff, resident and families to maximize resident's use of functional abilities.

    11. Establish and instruct resident and family/other caregiver in exercises and therapeutic procedures to be continued following discharge.

    12. Assist in the referral process when a resident requires additional services following discharge. Maintain current knowledge of community resources.

    13. Attend and participate or provide information for rehabilitation team conferences regarding resident progress, problem or needs.

    14. Attend and participate in other department/facility meetings, as required.

    15. Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical currency.

    16. Participate in the quality improvement process by responding appropriately to results of medical record audits, resident/referral source satisfaction surveys, safety activities and regulatory requirements.

    17. Act in compliance with Heritage Healthcare’s regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.

    18. Provide input to the Rehabilitation Manager on clinical performance of assistants as requested and appropriate.

    19. Promote the programs and services of Heritage Healthcare through formal and informal interactions with the community.

    20. Adhere to company and facility policies and procedures and participate in facility quality improvement and safety programs.

    21. Perform other duties as assigned and required to provide quality care to residents.

    22. Understands reimbursement by various payers and allocates therapy resources efficiently in accordance with resident goals and outcomes related to discharge destination.

    23. Demonstrate a knowledge of OBRA regulations, HIPAA, Local Coverage Determination Policy and third party reimbursement guidelines.

    24. Support the company’s commitment to Compassionate Care; project a professional image to foster confidence in the Rehab Program.

    25. Perform duties in an independent manner and recognizes situations where direct supervision is needed; willingly helping

    26. Maintain the expected productivity level that has been discussed and is expected for your position at your particular facility/facilities

    1. Bachelor/Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.

    2. Current license/certification in the state of practice.

    3. Prefer supervision, training and/or experience in a setting serving the same age/type of resident population served by this facility.

    4. Certification, if applicable, and demonstrated competency in identified areas of specialization.

    5. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

    6. Demonstrated ability to assess resident needs and develop and implement a comprehensive plan of care.

    7. Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements.

    8. Ability to complete the following activities safely, and at times, for prolonged periods:

    • Standing: Maintaining an upright position on the feet, especially for prolonged periods of time

    • Pushing: Applying pressure and exerting force against an object for the purpose of moving it forward or away from the source of the force – push or pull force up to 35 lbs.

    • Lifting: Raising an object from a lower to a higher position, or moving an object laterally, from position to position-Required to lift up to 50 lbs of force independently. May be required to lift over 50 lbs with assistance of another person or a mechanical lift

    • Stooping: Bending the body forward and down from the waist, hips and knees, sometimes for a prolonged length of time.

    • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction away from the body

    • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or moving surfaces

    lcromley@healthpro-heritage.com

    Requisition ID: 2020-38438

    External Company Name: Healthpro Heritage, LLC

    External Company URL: www.healthpro-heritage.com

    Full Name: First Last: Laura Cromley

    Number: (918) 906-1390


    Employment Type

    Full Time


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