Emory Healthcare/Emory University Occupational Therapist II, Integrated Memory Care in Atlanta, Georgia
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Provides comprehensive evaluations and testing, occupational therapy treatments, and education to seriously ill patients or those having complex medical problems and families which are consistent with patient's individualized needs and carried out within an interdisciplinary environment.
Assists in supervising support staff and students and in developing in-service training programs for continuing staff development.
Performs other related duties as required.
Maintains an established inventory of supplies; ensures the proper use and maintenance of equipment and maintains a work area which is free of debris and clutter.
Participates in routine evaluations of quality assurance activities and consistency with established standards for patient care.
Provides guidance and instruction on an ongoing basis to ensure efficient operations and supervises/orients students and support staff.
Communicates regularly with members of the patient care team, the patient, family members and others involved with the patient's care.
Assess and assists the staff in assessing complex patients and problems.
Assists the department in performing peer reviews.
Instructs and trains patient and family regarding pertinent aspects of the patient's care.
Offers the patient increased knowledge and skill within an identified area of expertise.
Plans, develops and implements a results-oriented treatment plan responsive to the individualized needs of the patient and includes clear, measurable goals.
Modifies the treatment plan according to the patient's responses.
Provides direct patient care; performs specialized treatments according to the patient's individualized plan of care.
Collaborates with other members of the patient care team and uses community resources to plan for the continued care, support and follow-up of the patient after discharge.
Recommends and procures appropriate equipment.
Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development.
Attends educational in-services as appropriate.
Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
Follows established protocols to document specifics related to the patient program/setting. Accurately records daily charges for services rendered.
Practices organizational and universal standards for sterile technique and infection control in carrying out daily responsibilities including proper cleaning and sterilization of work surfaces, equipment and instruments.
Provides consultation and direct assistance to staff and physicians in the management of patients.
Conducts in-service programs, provides other staff with training in area of expertise and serves as a clinical instructor to students.
Assists in providing consultation related to clinical management to professional community and community at large. Responds to request for professional information or advice and refers more complex matters to the appropriate staff.
Assists the department in maintaining a clear and accurate interdisciplinary and interdepartmental information flow.
Participates in committees addressing patient care related matters or other committees as requested by the department.
May support and participate in research activities.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from an American Occupational Therapy Association accredited program.
Current licensure in the state of Georgia from the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Must have and maintain NBCOT certification.
At least one year of relevant experience.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association required.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
(Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks.
Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting ; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation ; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
Integrated Memory Care is seeking a full-time licensed clinical Occupational Therapist for their growing team. The practice, established as a new model of care for people living with dementia in 2015, is expanding its reach to include not only a clinic but also care in senior living communities. The OT will play a significant role in the care of these patients and will work closely with a group of Dementia Care Assistants (companions to assist with implementing tasks recommended in the OT plan).
The IMCC ( www.emoryhealthcare.org/imcc ) is an advanced primary care model for people with a dementia diagnosis, managing everything from a runny nose to hypertension and urinary tract infections along with the cognitive and behavioral symptoms of dementia. The practice also offers dedicated services for their family care partners including individual psychotherapy, stage-based support groups, and psychoeducational programs. The practice is nationally-recognized by the NCQA as a Patient-Centered Medical Home and by IHI as an Age-Friendly Health System as well as a best practice exemplar by the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care.
The practice emphasizes doing its work as a high-functioning team as much as it values its national recognition. The best fit for the team is someone who is driven to perform at the top of their professional game, is compassionate and generous toward people living with dementia and their care partners, and has a track record of collaborative and collegial practice. The OT in this practice will be conducting evaluations and treatments in the assisted living, personal care, and clinic settings.
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Division The Emory Clinic
Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30329
Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta
Department TEC Geriatric Med - IMCC
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Job Number 111127
Job Category Therapy
Standard Hours 40 Hours
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