Nov 07, 2020

Occupational Therapist - Gateway

  • Ensign Therapy
  • Pocatello, ID, USA

Job Description

GatewayTransitional Care Center  in Pocatello, ID, is seeking an Occupational Therapist to join our in-house therapy team and work with us in providing our programs and services  to our deserving patients. You will have a flexible schedule and the support of a dynamic and highly qualified rehab director, therapy team members and facility staff. In return for your clinical excellence and professional passion we can offer you a highly competitive compensation package, paid CEU's and on-going professional development opportunities.    Gateway 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. We have been in-house with therapy for many years which gives us a significant edge going into the current payment model changes. Our therapy and nursing teams work collaboratively to ensure outstanding outcomes for our patients. While some companies are preparing for layoffs, we are gearing up for amazing rehab programs! 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 within forty-eight (48) hours of physician referral 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 act 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 training programs for other staff in the facility Document all regulatory and clinically required information in the electronic documentation system and maintains 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 Coordinate 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  This position is open to OTs at all experience levels.   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    Gateway Transitional Care Center 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.