Halcyon Rehabilitation is looking for a full time Occpational Therapist in Lake Placid, FL
We have a 180 bed SNF with a huge therapy gym (separate Speech, OT and PT Gyms with separate documentation area).
Therapy gym has:
Separate Alzheimer's unit.
This facility truly has a state of the art Therapy Department.
Laptops available to therapists for real time notes, Wifi in the building.
Our facility is a 180-bed facility located in Lake Placid, Florida. Lake Placid is a quaint village known as "The Town of Murals" and "The Caladium Capital of the World", in the south end of rural Highlands County. The facility is the largest employer in Lake Placid, with over 200 employees. In 2009, Lake Placid Health Care Center was honored with the Highlands County Business Excellence Award given by the Highlands County Economic Development Committee.
• Located at the entrance to Tomoka Heights Retirement Community
• Located next to Florida Hospital Lake Placid
• Lake Placid has 44 beautiful murals throughout the town
• Lake Placid has been recognized twice as Florida's Outstanding Rural Community
We take pride in assisting therapists in reaching a work/life balance coupled with professional growth.
Great Therapy Better Lives
Halcyon Rehabilitation services are designed to encompass honest, respectful, tolerant and committed individuals who are dependable, punctual and loyal, with integrity, innovation and effective communication, dedicated to establish a relationship amongst each other built on trust and collaboration.
Lake Placid, FL
|Education:||4 Year Degree|
The staff Occupational Therapist evaluates and treats patients/residents, communicates with families, physicians, and other health team members and maintains documentation of services in the medical record. Conducts in-services and training for facility staff on an ongoing basis in restorative techniques.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Evaluate patients/residents based upon the physician referral.
2. Develop effective treatment plans and obtain approval for services from referring physician.
3. Supervise Occupational Therapist Assistants and Rehab Aides in direct patient/resident care and patient/resident related activities per state practice act.
4. Treat patients/residents according to a treatment plan.
5. Screens patients/residents based upon identified need.
6. Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
7. Participate in Interdisciplinary Team Meetings, patient/resident care conferences, utilization review meetings, and other meetings as required or directed.
8. Participate in inservice training program for other staff in the facility.
9. Record clinical documentation according to accepted regulatory, corporate, and professional guidelines.
10. Record daily treatment charges per approved billing guidelines.
11. Instruct families and nursing staff in restorative/home program.
12. Participate in discharge planning.
13. Secure necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients/residents.
14. Report any problems with department equipment to the appropriate personnel so that it is maintained in good working order.
15. Acts as a clinical preceptor for affiliating Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapist Assistant schools with approved contracts.
16. Coordinates with members of other departments, attending physicians, committee members, and other staff within the Rehab department.
17. Performs other duties as required or directed.
The Occupational Therapist is at high risk for exposure to blood and body fluids.
Reports to the Director of Rehabilitation Services or Designee for both administrative and patient/resident care responsibilities.
Supervises Occupational Therapist Assistants, Rehab Aides, and therapy students.
1. Works in well-lighted/ventilated office and therapy areas.
2. Sitting, standing, bending, lifting and moving intermittently during working hours.
3. Subject to frequent interruptions.
4. Involved with patients/residents, family members, personnel, etc., under all conditions/circumstances.
5. Subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients/residents, family members, etc.
6. Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department supervisors.
7. Willingness to work beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
8. Must be constantly alert for patient's/resident's safety.
9. Attend and participate in continuing educational programs. May require overnight travel.
10. Subject to falls, burns from equipment, infectious diseases, odors, etc., throughout the workday.
11. Subject to lifting, carrying and supporting patients/residents.
12. Licensed and able to travel between facilities as indicated.
Graduate of an accredited college or university with a bachelors or masters degree in Occupational Therapy.
Two years experience as a Therapist is preferred.
1. Current registration/licensure as an Occupational Therapist.
2. Interest in subacute care, geriatric rehabilitation and general rehabilitation.
1. Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
2. Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner.
3. Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
4. Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately, so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
5. Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with patients/residents, personnel, and support agencies.
6. Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
7. Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times, hostile people within the facility.
8. Must be able to lift patients/residents, medical