• Occupational Therapist / Outpatient / Senior Care

    Aegis TherapiesDecatur, GA 30032

    Job #969453510

  • Aegis Therapies® is one of the nation's leading providers of rehabilitation and wellness services. We offer short-term and long-term therapy services in over 1,100 locations in 36 states.

    Aegis specializes in providing services that adapt to each individual's needs, using leading-edge technology and innovation to help restore strength and confidence after illness, injury or surgery. More importantly we help individuals return to the activities they love.

    When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards while building your professional skills and reaching your most ambitious goals - whether in a home health setting, outpatient, occupational, physical or speech therapy, medially oriented gyms or office support.

    Attention all Outpatient Therapists!

    We are expanding outpatient services in your area!

    This is a unique opportunity where you will treat patients in an Assisted/Independent Living community in the outpatient clinic or in their apartment, all on-site! Grow your expertise in senior care with one of the nation's leading providers of rehabilitation therapy and wellness, and see how rewarding it is to improve the quality of life of your patients by keeping them active and healthy.

    Outpatient treating onsite Assisted/Independent Senior Living Communities - Wesley Woods and Holbrook, split position. Requires aquatics experience or interest.

    The Occupational Therapist ( OT) will provide physical rehabilitative services to patients under specific medical orders as part of a coordinated team at our outpatient geriatric community located in Wesley Woods and Holbrook. The OT will plan initial and subsequent treatment programs on the basis of clinical findings. Participate in clinical conferences to share and coordinate the plan of care for patients.

    GENERAL PURPOSE

    Performs evaluations and develops effective patient treatment plans to restore, maintain or prevent decline of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing outpatient and home health care. Services may be performed in therapy clinic or individual patient residence.

    ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

    • Provides initial occupational therapy assessment when requested in accordance with the patient's plan of care. Plans and administers prescribed occupational therapy treatment programs. Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining treatment plans in consultation with physicians, and by prescription. Helps patients accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment to facilitate independence in patients

    • Administers therapy treatments according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician. Directs treatments given by assistants. Complies with regulatory conditions of participation for outpatient and home health services

    • Evaluates effects of therapy treatments by observing, noting and evaluating patient's progress; providing medically necessary treatment plan and modifications

    • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures to allow accurate and complete billing. Documentation may be completed using a company furnished electronic device).

    • Protects patients and employees by adhering to treatment location infection control policies and protocols and keeping information confidential per company and federal requirements. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with treatment location and department procedures, rules and regulations.

    • Provides services in multiple settings (including outpatient clinics in stand-alone and host (i.e. AL, IL) locations and patient homes) as determined by supervisor and patient/resident need

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Graduate from Occupational Therapy program

    • Current license as Occupational Therapist in the state of practice

    • Previous experience in outpatient, preferred

    • Must meet Clinical Competency requirements

    • Ability to travel within 50 minutes of your assigned primary building(s) as needed.

    • Current CPR certification, if practicing in home health

    • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORS

    • Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing

    • Good problem-solving skills

    • Good computer skills with ability to learn company or customer systems

    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient, employee and company proprietary information

    • Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, caregivers, and other employees at all levels

    PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

    • Medium work involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. If someone can do medium work, we determine that he or she can also do sedentary and light work.

    • Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication with patients, staff, family, visitors, etc.

    • Vision (corrected) adequate for reading

    • Intelligible speech and normal language/cognitive skills

    • Must be able to push patients in wheelchairs

    • Lifting patients*, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds rarely

    • Sitting, standing, walking required throughout the day

    • Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion crouching, crawling and reaching overhead

    • Must be able to transfer patients*.

    • Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients/caregivers

    • Work in a fast-paced clinical environment

    • Weekend and holiday work may be required

    • Work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.

    *Several tasks and job duties involve a risk of exposure to Blood borne Pathogens and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).

    CODE OF CONDUCT

    Must adhere to the Company's Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy including documentation and reporting responsibilities

    EEO Statement: Aegis Therapies and its Family of Companies ("the Company") is committed to a diverse workforce, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For detailed information on your rights, click here. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact our Human Resources Service Center at ~~~ or via email at ~~~ for assistance. The affirmative action plan will be made available for applicants to review. Please contact the location leader to schedule. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Drug-Free Workplace. Click here to view our Pay Transparency Non Discrimination Provision. Click here: ~~~

    Work Type: Part Time Category: Occupational Therapy

    • Decatur, GA - Georgia

    EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.