At the Long Island State Veterans Home, our Occupational Therapists are responsible for assessing, evaluating and planning treatment for all residents. They carry out treatments on restorative residents and supervise the maintenance care provided by COTAs and Aides. The OT also functions as a resource for all other allied health workers and attends interdisciplinary team meetings to coordinate goals and treatment plans.
Duties of an Occupational Therapist may include but are not limited to the following:
Performs admission, annual, and status change assessments of assigned residents within designated time frames, make clinically sound recommendations, and follows up on each item, determining rehab nursing, restorative, or maintenance needs.
Evaluates residents and Adult Day Care registrants prescribed for Occupational Therapy and establishes proper treatment techniques, realistic goals, and treatment plans for restorative and maintenance residents, carries out restorative care, and supervises maintenance care performed by the COTA.
Designs nursing rehab protocols for each resident, instruct Nursing in its implementation, and supervise the COTA in follow-up instruction.
Schedules and prepares for resident treatment, considering interventions and appointments carried out by other team members.
Works closely with the nursing staff, physicians, and all other departments to assure an interdisciplinary approach to resident care. Represent Occupational Therapy at interdisciplinary care meetings and addresses any problems associated with rehabilitation, ADL's, and safety. Completes appropriate sections of the MDS and CCP within designated time frames.
Completes all necessary reports, inventories, equipment requests, and chart documentation as per policy and procedure.
Responsible for maintaining Occupational Therapy services in accordance with standards established by the medical staff, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and any state, local, or federal standards which may apply.
Responsible for the daily and periodic inspection and maintenance of all equipment being used within Occupational Therapy Clinic and makes recommendations as necessary to the Senior OT.
Performs daily billing, reviews billing weekly as needed and checks MD orders to meet fiscal and regulatory guidelines.
Working conditions may involve exposure to infectious disease, blood, body fluids and/or tissue as well as other unpleasant elements such as accidents, injuries and illness. May be exposed to and be required to handle varying unpredictable, emergency and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours and pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries, as well as weather related situations.
Required Qualifications: Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy and 2 years of combined professional clinical experience in physical dysfunction Occupational Therapy and/or in SNF. In lieu of Masters degree in Occupational Therapy, Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy and 6 years of combined professional clinical experience in physical dysfunction Occupational Therapy and/or SNF. NYS licensure.
Special Notes: The Long Island State Veterans Home is a tobacco-free environment. Tobacco products are strictly prohibited anywhere on our 25-acre campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from the Long Island State Veterans Home Employee Health Department, clear a background investigation, submit three (3) written references, and provide a copy of the required license(s)/certificate(s), if applicable. Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
The Long Island State Veterans Home , located on the campus of Stony Brook University, is a 350-bed skilled nursing facility with a 40-slot Adult Day Health Care Program dedicated to the care of honorably discharged Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, their spouses and widows as well as Gold Star parents. Join an organization whose people make a difference every day and where commitment, compassion, initiative and leadership are recognized and rewarded. We care for America's heroes every day.
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Official Job Title: TH Occupational Therapist II
Job Field: Occupational Therapy
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Occupational Therapy-Long Island State Veterans Home
Schedule: Per Diem Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: Vary Pass Days: Variable
Posting Start Date: Jul 31, 2020
Posting End Date: Aug 15, 2020, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: SL3
Internal Number: 2002083
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