+ Job Summary
+ Under general direction, provides occupational therapy services to mentally and/or physically impaired patients, including assessment, treatment program planning and implementation, related documentation, and communication. Directs patient participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance; facilitates the learning of those skills to promote functional independence. Required to follow the State Practice Act KRS.319A. Demonstrates a commitment to professional accountability and growth to maintain and expand knowledge and skills. Contributes to the mission and philosophy of the Organization. Contributes to the effective operation of the Organization by demonstrating dependability in job performance. Exhibits the F.I.R.S.T. values (Friendliness, Innovation, Respect, Service, and Trust).
+ Working Conditions, Hazards and Physical Effort
+ Works inside a typical therapy setting on patient floors, outpatient clinic, or off ground/unit activities as indicated. May be required to work a flexible schedule. The task of this job involves occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals and equipment. Exposure to stress of dealing with patients experiencing pain/discomfort or who have physical/ mental disabilities. Considerable stooping, kneeling, pulling, lifting, carrying and walking are involved. The task of this job includes occasional exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissue. Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. independently.
+ Minimum Qualifications or Equivalents
+ Education: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.
+ Experience: Minimum of three (3) months exposure to related field to include successful completion of clinicals.
+ EQUIPMENT USED/SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED: Paraffin, hot packs, cold packs, computer, wheelchair, hospital beds, heat gun. Transfer training, CPR required. BTE work simulator as needed, site specific.
+ Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations
+ National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and Kentucky Occupational Therapy Licensure.