School Occupational Therapist

St. Louis, Missouri

Category: Schools

Contract - Full Time

Job ID: 795377

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 52 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $48 / Hour

Posted Date: 6/11/2024

St. Louis, Missouri

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Schools

Contract Duration: 52 Weeks

Contract - Full Time

Est. Pay: $48 / Hour

Job ID: 795377

Posted Date: 6/11/2024

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– Summer School and 2024/25 School Year
– 7/8–8/1 (Summer School)
– 8/19–End of 2024/25 School Year
– Tues and Thurs 8am-4pm; Weds 8:30am-1:30pm
– 20 hours/week

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for performing client evaluations, developing and providing occupational therapy services, and documenting services in accordance with the plan of care developed for each patient.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides skilled occupational therapy services/interventions in accordance with physician orders
Reevaluates client for rehabilitation needs, and works in collaboration with the physician and other members of the healthcare team to modify the plan of care as appropriate
Assesses patient needs, plans for, evaluates and modifies care to meet goals of Occupational Therapy Interventions
Collaborates with all disciplines to plan and evaluate team goals for each patient
Instructs patient/family/caregivers on patient’s total occupational therapy program
Advises, consults and instructs members of the multi-disciplinary team in specific occupational therapy modalities
Observes and reports patient progress and/or changes in patient status to physician and appropriate multi-disciplinary team members
Refers individual to other disciplines as deemed appropriate and as approved by the physician
Teaches new skills or retrains clients in once-familiar daily activities that have become difficult or unfamiliar due to illness or injury
Establishes equipment needs to facilitate independent living
Instructs individual and/or family/caregiver in the use of various types of adaptive equipment to improve function; ensures equipment is in good working order
Trains individual and/or family/caregiver in use of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices
Performs work capacity evaluations and may refer individual to specialized vocational training in accordance with policy and regulations
Provides accurate and timely documentation according to the plan of care
Participates in care conferences or other meetings as required to ensure coordination of home health services (if applicable)
Prepares and submits clinical progress-summary based on the progress of goals
Provides in-services/education programs for various disciplines as needed
Participates in peer consultation process
Supervises Occupational Therapy Assistants according to company policies/procedures and state regulations
Participates in discharge planning when applicable 
Complies with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding professional standards and practice standards
May fabricate splints and instruct individual and/or family/caregiver in the use, application and benefits
Performs other duties as assigned/necessary
Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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