Kennedy Krieger Institute OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST I -PRN (INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY) in Baltimore, Maryland

Overview

JOB ID 4256

the Occupational Therapist I (OT I) will perform evaluation and planning, execution, delegation and supervision of treatment programs for persons with acquired or developmental disabilities. The OT I will participate in intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary training programs. The OT I will provide patient care, supervise COTAs and rehabilitation technicians and maintain appropriate patient records consistent with KKI policies and procedures and in accordance with Laws and Regulations of the Board of OccupationalTherapy Practice of Maryland.

Responsibilities

  1. Evaluate assigned patients using a variety of examination techniques including descriptive, quantitative, objective, standardized, reliable, and valid measurement tools.

  2. Consistently use and document program-specific and required examination techniques or objective measures, and measures that address impairments and functional status of each patient. Document assessment, recommendations, discharge planning and plan of care.

  3. Re-evaluate patient as clinically necessary and required by state law. Document recommendations, plan of care, discharge planning, coordination of care, progress toward goals, patient education and home programs/

  4. Execute patient plans of care using methods and procedures consistent withStandards of Practice established by theBoard of OT Practice of Maryland and within the OT’s competency to perform. Appropriately delegate to COTAs, and document communication regarding plan of care. Ensure competency of COTA and technician skills as relate to specific task delegation.

  5. Provide direct supervision of all technicians, aides, and trainees and assist with orientation, mentoring and training of students, trainees, and volunteers as assigned. Evaluate results of same and provide meaningful feedback to trainee and supervisor.

  6. Complete all written documentation related to patient evaluation/re-evaluation, execution of plan of care, letters of medical necessity, and patient advocacy in a timely manner. Document notes consistently with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Standards of Practice, and according to policies and procedures of the ICSCI program, OT department, & KKI

  7. Effectively communicate with patients, families, caregivers, rehabilitation team, case manager, attending physician regarding patient evaluation / re-evaluation, execution of plan of care, functional status, progress toward goals, response to intervention, recommendations and discharge planning., including caregiver education related to home-based exercises or programs.

  8. Actively participate in meetings and committees including execution of tasks related to preparing for regulatory review and performance improvement projects and attend staff meetings, supervisory meetings and training sessions.

  9. Participate in care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Eligible for license to practice as an OT in the state of Maryland.

  • Continuing education or certification in Occupational Therapy or a related field is preferred

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from an accredited undergraduate program for OT’s

  • Graduate degree (M.S. or higher) preferred

EXPERIENCE:

  • One-year experience working in a related Occupational Therapy practice setting is preferred.

  • Experience working with or treating children or adults with developmental or acquired disabilities is preferred.

RELATED TRAINING:

  • CPR certification from American Heart Association or American Red Cross

Department International Center for Spinal Cord Injury

ID 4256

Pos. Category Rehab Therapy - Occupational Therapy

Job Location : Street 801 N. Broadway

# of Hours 1

Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer M/F/Disability/ProtectedVet