+ POSITION SUMMARY
+ The role of the occupational therapist within Elliot Health
System is focused on the delivery of rehabilitative services. The
occupational therapist evaluates, plans and implements specific
treatment programs for patients according to the principles and
practices of the specific discipline (PT, OT, SLP) and setting
(acute care or outpatient).
+ KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
+ Prepares for patient evaluation by conducting medical record
review identifying areas of focus, contraindications and
precautions. Ensures orders for therapy are active and
+ Evaluates the skilled therapy needs of the referred patient
and develops a written prioritized plan of care, including short
and long term rehabilitation goals developed in collaboration with
the patient and/or other members of the health care team.
+ Meets all Elliot Health System (EHS) standards for timeliness
and quality of rehabilitation documentation and communication
utilizing the electronic medical record.
+ Updates treatment plan, re-evaluates patient and communicates
with referrer and other clinicians involved in the patient's
+ Performs treatments within specific discipline effectively and
efficiently, incorporating current best practices and evidence
supported treatment interventions, to promote optimal functional
outcome and attainment of patient centered goals.
+ Establish and implements discharge plan and instructs patient,
family member(s), and other essential personnel in effective
performance of home exercise programming or other strategies to
maximize function. These may include, but aren't limited to:
instruction in the use of home medical equipment, adaptive devices
or customized equipment (splints, orthoses, ACC devices, etc).
+ Provides clinical supervision of therapy assistant(s),
rehabilitation assistants, and/or other essential personnel in the
implementation and revision of the rehabilitation plan of care.
+ Meets production and quality expectations as established by
Elliot Health System rehabilitation leadership while adhering to
the Code of Ethics of professional practice within the specific
discipline (APTA, AOTA, ASHA).
+ Promotes patient safety and meets regulatory expectations by
adhering to EHS Infection Control and Environment of Care
+ Adheres to EHS Rehabilitation Services policies and
+ Provides support tasks as delegated by direct supervisor.
+ Supports EHS Rehabilitation Services commitment to clinical
development by participating in the departments clinical
affiliation program. After practicing successfully for a period of
1 full year, the occupational therapist is expected to act as a
clinical instructor, taking on a student as assigned every 18-24
+ Participates in EHS Rehabilitation ongoing clinical
development programming, with the delivery of an educational
presentation once per year on a topic of their choice.
Participation may include, but is not limited to: in services
(network or clinic), journal club, community outreach, or other
+ REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
+ Competency within the established clinical discipline.
+ Excellent customer service skills.
+ Knowledge of Infection Control Standards.
+ Excellent oral and written communication skills.
+ Ability to adapt to emergency situations and act according to
established policies and procedures.
+ Ability to endure periods of heavy workload or stress.
+ Ability to transport self to and from off-site locations.
+ Ability to operate a personal computer and related
+ Ability to interact with physicians and staff and participate
as a team member with individuals inside and outside the
+ Education: Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy
program with corresponding Entry Level Degree required.
+ Experience: Previous experience in clinical setting preferred,
but not required. Recent graduates eligible.
+ Certification/Licensure: Licensed as an Occupational Therapist
by the state of New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Governing Board
required. CPR certification required or able to complete within
first 90 days.
+ Software/Hardware: Experience with EMR preferred but not
+ OTHER REQUIREMENTS
+ Schedule: Days and early evenings, schedule to be determined
based on clinical setting.