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Occupational Therapist

*All interested applicants please email your resume to Kiley Dostal at [email protected]

Job Description:

Avita Health System currently operates three major healthcare facilities and 31 clinic locations throughout North Central Ohio. Within the last three years, the system has tripled in size branching out into ten communities throughout the region. There are over 1,800 employees and 110 employed member multispecialty group of physicians and advanced practitioners that provide these communities with optimal, high-quality healthcare. In 2015, Avita has received a national award, placing them in the top 10 percent nationally in customer service.

Job Summary:

Responsible for the evaluation, planning, directing and administering of occupational therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. Administers treatments in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability, including ADL training, therapeutic activities and the design, fabrication and application of orthoses and adaptive equipment. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities.

Full-Time (80 hours)

Monday-Friday

1st shift-varies

Location varies (Bucyrus, Galion & Ontario)

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program and possess a bachelor’s degree, or higher in occupational therapy.
  • Must be licensed to practice as an Occupational Therapist in the State of Ohio.
  • Current BLS certification.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience with Public Speaking.
  • Certified Hand Therapist.
  • Minimum of one year of experience as a licensed Occupational Therapist.
  • Transitional Work Developer or experience with transitional work.
  • Ergonomic certification or ergonomic experience.
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Posted July 2 - August 2, 2019


FULL TIME OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST NEEDED FOR YOUNGSTOWN AND AKRON AREAS DUTIES: Provide skilled occupational therapy service on an intermittent basis to patients in their homes in accordance with the physician's orders.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist the physician in evaluating the patient's level of function by applying diagnostic and prognostic procedures. Conduct initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments of the patient's needs, including Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) assessments. Evaluate the patient's significant other(s), and the home situation to determine what instruction will be required and what family assistance will be available in caring for the patient, as well as what other Agency and community services will be required. Assure that the physician's orders are appropriate and discuss necessary changes. Assist in development and implementation of the interdisciplinary patient care plan to include Occupational Therapy in consultation with the physician. Instruct patient in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, splints, and prosthetic and orthotic devices. Establish patient goals. Makes arrangement for outpatient services. Prepare clinical/progress notes on the day of the visit which are incorporated into the chart within 72 hours. Communicate with the physician on a regular basis regarding patient's status,obtaining additional orders, if necessary. Communicate with other team members and, when appropriate, instructs them in Occupational Therapy techniques that they may use while working with the patient. Supervise the Home Health Aide per agency policy when Occupational Therapy is the only professional discipline involved in the patient's care. Supervise the Occupational Therapy Assistant at least per agency policy. Participate in Agency activities, in-services, and meetings, when appropriate. Confirm, on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Director of Nursing in order to coordinate Agency visits. Participate with the staff, the patient, and the physician in discharge activities and completes an Occupational Therapy Discharge Summary. Assume responsibility for self-development by continually striving to improve his/her health care knowledge through educational programs, attendance at workshops and conferences, active participation in professional and related organizations and individual research and reading.
ASSISTS IN THE AGENCY ADMISSION PROCESS: Obtain a medical history, particularly as it relates to the present condition. Evaluate the patient, the patient's significant other(s) and the home situation to determine what instruction will be required, what assistance will be available from the family in caring for the patient, and what other Agency and community services will be required. Assure that the physician's orders are appropriate and discusses necessary changes.
JOB CONDITIONS: The ability to drive and the ability to access patients' homes which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible are required. Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the patient's condition and to perform patient care. On occasion, may be required to bend, stoop, reach and move patient weight up to 250 pounds; lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds. Must be able to effectively communicate in English.
QUALIFICATIONS 1. Must be a graduate of an Occupational Therapy school approved by the Council of Medical Education of the A.M.A. in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association. 2. Preferably should be a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 3. Must be licensed or registered by the State. 4. Must have at least one year of institutional experience. 5. Must have a criminal background check. 6. Must have current CPR certification. 
Apply:  Email resumes to  - [email protected]  or mail to Michele Giuliano 986 Tibbetts Wick Rd. Girard, OH  44420
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Posted June 28 - July 28, 2019