Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant Per Diem Days Desert Regional Medical Center GENERAL DUTIES:Support and assist the development of the Rehabilitation Program area(s) assigned and for the provision of physical therapy services. Rehabilitation Services at Desert Regional Medical Center may include the provision of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and recreational therapy to patients on Acute units, Acute Rehab, the Skilled Nursing Facility, and in the Out-Patient Program. These programs provide services to include wound care, orthopedic, medical, medical-surgical, and neuro-rehab. Physical therapy services will be provided to infants, children, adolescents, adults and the geriatric population as indicated by qualified therapists. The therapist will be involved in multidisciplinary case conferences and discharge planning for patients of all ages treated at Desert Regional Medical Center. DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES: • Able to follow and implement plan of treatment under the supervision of the PT/OT to ensure timely provision of Physical Therapy services. Responsible for cost efficiency and quality of rehab services provided.• Demonstrated competence through direct observation during assessment, treatment and care of patients as evidenced by the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the patient’s needs as it relates to age-specific criteria, knowledge of growth and development, and the understanding of the range of treatment needed by these patients, as appropriate to the ages of the patients served.• Document accurately, clearly, legibly, timely ( the day and time of treatment) within the scope of practice. This will include evaluations, progress notes, reports and calls to Physicians, prescription updates, checking for authorization approvals prior to treatment and accurate charges, completing all necessary chart information to ensure accurate information for care and reimbursement. Therapists will attend and participate in care plan, daily, weekly and, discharge planning meetings and rounds as required on the unit served.• Meet productivity standard for primary cost center.• Give at least one inservice on issues pertaining to rehabilitation to improve the clinical strength of the department and impact program development.• Promote quality patient care by monitoring and implementing change through the Performance Improvement Program.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:Required: Valid California Occupational Therapy Assistant license OR Documentation of eligibility for valid California Occupational Therapy Assistant license Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS Required (maintain current at all times).Job: Occupational TherapyPrimary Location: Palm Springs, CaliforniaHospital Location: Desert Regional Medical CenterJob Type: PT2YShift Type: Days Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.
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