Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - PRN

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the nurse’s direct supervision, the Certified Nursing Assistant assists in direct patient care and assists patients with daily living activities.

JOB-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Coordinates the development and monitoring of the interdisciplinary treatment plans’ behavioral aspects in conjunction with a patient’s attending physician.

 Develops and provides training and support for team members to implement the Neurocognitive Therapy Program and the interdisciplinary treatment plans.

 Provides individual and/or group behavioral interventions for patients and their families under the patient’s interdisciplinary treatment plan.

 Educates internal staff members about behavioral interventions and effective communication and interpersonal strategies for caring for individuals with an acquired/traumatic brain injury or stroke.

 Participates in and/or coordinates weekly team conferences for all patients on caseload in conjunction with the interdisciplinary care team.

 Provides behavioral assessments, data assessments, psycho-educational instructions, and behavioral analyses to identify and treat handicapping conditions that may interfere with other therapeutic successes.

 Identifies and coordinates resolution of areas of concern or conflict with patients’ families, as these concerns or conflicts pertain to a patient’s care in a professional, proactive and courteous manner.

 Communicates with the clinical services department and coordinates intervention with all therapy departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness as an integrated, empirically-supported, specialized rehabilitation program.

 Communicates with the Director of Neurocognitive and Counseling regarding treatment planning, behavioral programming, clinical coordination, goals, objections, clinical concern areas, and services successfully implemented.

 Professionally presents self when representing the facility.

 Provides short-term, solution-focused individual, group, and family behavior-analytic services for an inpatient medical population directed by physicians.

 Establishes effective communication practices with psychological and medical staff to provide insight into the organizational and behavioral barriers that interfere with patient recovery and provide suggestions for improved staff/patient relations.

 Formally and informally, educates and in-services staff and the community about the role of behavioral/environmental management and psychology in effective patient care.

 Tracks and manages relevant therapeutic outcomes data to assess the effectiveness of the Healthy Eaters Feeding Program.

 Participates in discharge planning and provides recommendations for services post-discharge.

 Identifies areas of need, provides assistance, and coordinates support groups for patients and/or caregivers.

 Participates in marketing to the community and educating surrounding hospitals in coordination with the marketing team.

 Stays current with the latest research and practices in the behavioral management and care of patients with acquired/traumatic brain injuries and stroke as it applies to the psychological treatment team’s role.

 Attends conferences/workshops as appropriate to maintain a professional network of resources and educates other professionals (locally and nationally) on the programs available at the facility.

 Provides supervision to behavior therapy interns to monitor the implementation of behavioral aspects of the interdisciplinary treatment plans and safeguard the delivery of behavioral services to patients.

 Participates in ongoing program development meetings to assess current programs’ efficacy and make recommendations for treatment fidelity.

 Performs other duties as assigned.

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Job Requirements

Experience

  • Prefer at least six (6) months of experience working in a hospital/rehabilitation/long-term care environment

Education Required

  • A high school degree or GED required
  • Basic Computer skills

Additional Information

  • Certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State in which performing duties
  • Certified in AHA BLS
  • Must obtain current tuberculosis test within the first fourteen (14) days of employment and annually after that.
  • Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or obtain within thirty (30) days of hire