Do you have:
- The need for flexibility over your daily schedule.
- The desire to work independently yet still be part of a collaborative team of skilled professionals.
- Experience in providing assessments, continuum of care and patient support for neurologically impaired and medically-complex patients including TBI, SCI and stroke.
If yes, read on..
CareMeridian operates a small rehabilitation care facility in Sacramento County (city of Granite Bay) and we are looking for an OCCUPATIONAL Therapist to independently contract for services.
Our facility is small (15 beds) and built upon the idea that people rehab better in a nurturing, beautiful and home like setting. In addition to therapists our dynamic team includes an activities director, nurses (RNS and LVNS), and CNAs. Our staff to patient ratio is 1:4. This means that you will be part of a care team that provides consistent care to patients and gives you assistance when you need it.
- Must be a licensed in the State of California
- Must have Professional Liability Insurance
- Must have a current CPR card
CareMeridian’s description of services to include but are not limited to:
Occupational therapy will provide services to residents that will assist and enable them to better participate in the activities of everyday life. They achieve this outcome by facilitating residents to do things that will enhance their ability to participate or by modifying the environment to better support participation. They provide intervention which will help residents regain function, maintain level of functioning, or make accommodations for any deficits they may be experiencing.
When the physician orders occupational therapy services, the therapist’s responsibilities shall include but are not limited to the following:
- Initial resident assessment, completed and documented within 72 hours of admission. Update quarterly, at a minimum, and as needed.
- Develop an individualized plan of care tailored to each resident’s needs upon admission to include long and short term goals. Update quarterly, at a minimum, and as needed.
- Assess and treatment of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
- Assess and treatment of range of motion deficits through exercise, positioning, and splinting.
- Tone assessment and use of muscle tone management, when appropriate.
- Assess and treatment of posture, overall strength and flexibility through therapeutic exercise.
- Assess and treatment of visual-perceptual skills, cognitive skills, and sensory-processing deficits.
- Assist in improving resident’s decision-making, abstract-reasoning, problem-solving, memory, sequencing, coordination, attention span, orientation, and perceptual skills, when appropriate.
- Assess and treatment of psychological, social, and environmental factors that may hinder the resident’s functioning.
- Assist and train in performing daily activities to include but not limited to personal care activities (ADL’s), personal management skills, and computer usage.
- Orthotic assessment and training program.
- Evaluate residents need for specialized equipment such as wheelchairs, bathing equipment, dressing devices, or communication aids.
- Teach residents to use assistive and adaptive devices.
- Teaching functional mobility including use of an ambulatory device and/or transfers to different surfaces, such as a bed, chair, toilet, or shower in order to perform self-care and personal tasks.
- Modifying the environment and adapting tasks to maximize safety.
- Addressing behavioral health needs of residents, such as depression or anxiety, in
collaboration with other facility staff.
- Enhancing quality of life and dignity by providing opportunities for engagement in meaningful activities despite client limitations.
- Assessment of home safety needs prior to discharge, when appropriate.
- Educate residents, family members and staff regarding impairments, disease processes, and treatment strategies.
- Monitor and document resident’s progress and adjust/modify occupational therapy treatment/program accordingly.
- Provide appropriate referrals for related services.
- Collaborates with other staff members of the interdisciplinary team, as appropriate, for case management.
- Participate in the Interdisciplinary Team Conference, as appropriate, and report on resident status, goals and interventions.
- Participate in resident community reintegration and discharge planning, as appropriate.
- Participate in Performance Improvement Program, as appropriate.
Please submit your resume using the form below.