This is a Sunday-Tuesday part-time Acute Care/in-patient position in the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service (PMRS) for VA Portland Healthcare System (VAPORHCS). The Occupational Therapist (OT) provides assessment and treatment interventions on an independent basis across the continuum of care and services provide by the service. S/he is expected to carry out general duty assignments but additionally serve as a subject matter expert in their assigned clinical area. The OT will provide occupational therapy program for patients with physical disabilities limiting independence in self-care and living skills; independently plans, develops, and implements occupational therapy services including patient care, staff in-servicing and clinical education. The OT evaluates and treats patients with multiple medical problems involving physical, psychosocial, and cognitive disabilities. Evaluates and treats patients appropriate to diagnosis and age. Other duties include but are not limited to the following: Provides direct patient care as assigned delivering Occupational Therapy services according to program requirements. Screens patients for Occupational Therapy services for appropriateness, types of services and rehabilitation potential. Independently develops and implements Occupational Therapy treatment using judgment to modify the treatment because of changing medical conditions. Evaluates a wide range of patients with complex disabilities to determine level of function using standardized and non-standardized tests. Assists multidisciplinary medical team in coordination or patient's treatment and discharge planning. Considers the age of the patients in designing treatment plans. Communicates with patients, families, treatment team members, and other Medical Center personnel and associates in the community to provide comprehensive services. Utilizes aides, students, and volunteers to implement Occupational Therapy services. Works collaboratively with the leadership to design and implement programs within PM&RS. Ensures proper supply levels are maintained for patient treatment. Maintains and submits in a timely manner statistics and other required reports. Understands and adheres to policies and procedures in the section manual. Employee works independently. H/She is responsible for the program and clinics to which he/she is assigned and confers with the supervisor at periodic intervals for the purpose of keeping him/her informed of problem cases, workload and progress reports. Notes must be completed within required timelines: Inpatient/CRU/NHCU/LTC: Within one day or following working day if received on a Friday or holiday. Outpatient: One week. Treats co-workers equally in all professional matters, regardless of age, minority status, handicap, or any other EEO factor. Contributes to a positive working environment by interacting with all persons pleasantly and courteously, demonstrating value-added service. Work Schedule: 20 hours per week; Sunday and Monday 7:30am to 3pm and Tuesday 7:30am to 2pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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