Sep 03, 2020

Occupational Therapist - Mesa Springs

  • Ensign Therapy
  • Abilene, TX, USA

Job Description

Mesa Springs in Abilene, TX, is currently recruiting for a full time Occupational Therapist to join the therapy department of our in-house team of healthcare professionals. Mesa Springs is an elegant, upscale, resort-style community offering the entire range of services from independent living to long term care.  The facility team already has a very strong reputation for providing great care, and we are excited to expand on what they have established.  Join us as we grow in Abilene and enjoy comprehensive benefits including paid CEUs, a competitive salary and a non-corporate environment where you are empowered to practice therapy in a way best suited for your patients.   Mesa Springs receives support from Ensign Services who provides a wide range of clinical and operational assistance to over 200 independently owned healthcare operations located throughout the United States. Help us build something great and share in the Ensign experience with these in-house facility teams where our core values of  ownership, passion for learning, loving one another, and celebration are evident every day. Be sure to ask us about facility specific specialty programs like Heart PARC, Abilities Care, Music & Memory, Alter G, Big & Loud, and opportunities for you to continue learning and receive focused program training to enhance your therapy career.   Duties: Screen and/or evaluate patients Develop effective treatment plans and obtain approval for services from referring physician Treat patients according to the physician treatment plan Supervise Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides in direct patient care and patient related activities, following state practice acts and adherence to facility Supervision Policy and Procedure Matrix Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans Participate in Patient Care Conferences, Utilization Review meetings and Rehabilitation Conferences Participate in inservice training program for other staff in the facility Document all regulatory and clinically required information in the electronic documentation system and maintain patient records according to company policy Record treatment changes daily per policy and procedure Instruct patient's families or nursing staff in maintenance programs Participate in discharge planning Coordinates necessary durable medical equipment for patients to facilitate safety and independence in mobility; i.e., braces, walkers, canes, elevated toilet seats and grab bars Report any problems with department equipment so that it is maintained in good working order Act as a clinical preceptor for affiliating Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant Schools Comply with the Occupational Therapy Practice Act in the state and the facility’s policy and procedures   Experience/Qualifications: Licensed Occupational Therapist    Desired Skills:  Exhibits a sincere desire to help patients and residents in their rehabilitation process  Superior interpersonal communication skills  Strong writing skills required for documentation of the care you provide  Exhibits knowledge and understanding of therapy practice  Possesses and conveys high degree of credibility and integrity  Enjoys team cohesion, is a team player, has a positive attitude and a strong desire to make a constructive impact on organizational excellence  Understands and accepts the unpredictable nature and needs of the therapy function in a busy rehab department    Mesa Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.