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Amergis Education Services School Occupational Therapist, $55/hr+ in Hoquiam, Washington

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for performing client evaluations, developing and providing occupational therapy services, and documenting services in accordance with the plan of care developed for each patient.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provides skilled occupational therapy services/interventions in accordance with physician orders
  • Reevaluates client for rehabilitation needs, and works in collaboration with the physician and other members of the healthcare team to modify the plan of care as appropriate
  • Assesses patient needs, plans for, evaluates and modifies care to meet goals of Occupational Therapy Interventions
  • Collaborates with all disciplines to plan and evaluate team goals for each patient
  • Instructs patient/family/caregivers on patient's total occupational therapy program
  • Advises, consults and instructs members of the multi-disciplinary team in specific occupational therapy modalities
  • Observes and reports patient progress and/or changes in patient status to physician and appropriate multi-disciplinary team members
  • Refers individual to other disciplines as deemed appropriate and as approved by the physician
  • Teaches new skills or retrains clients in once-familiar daily activities that have become difficult or unfamiliar due to illness or injury
  • Establishes equipment needs to facilitate independent living
  • Instructs individual and/or family/caregiver in the use of various types of adaptive equipment to improve function; ensures equipment is in good working order
  • Trains individual and/or family/caregiver in use of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices
  • Performs work capacity evaluations and may refer individual to specialized vocational training in accordance with policy and regulations
  • Provides accurate and timely documentation according to the plan of care
  • Participates in care conferences or other meetings as required to ensure coordination of home health services (if applicable)
  • Prepares and submits clinical progress-summary based on the progress of goals
  • Provides in-services/education programs for various disciplines as needed
  • Participates in peer consultation process
  • Supervises Occupational Therapy Assistants according to company policies/procedures and state regulations
  • Participates in discharge planning when applicable 
  • Complies with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding professional standards and practice standards
  • May fabricate splints and instruct individual and/or family/caregiver in the use, application and benefits
  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary


Minimum Requirements:


Current licensure as an Occupational Therapist in the State of practice

Must be a graduate of an accredited school or program of Occupational Therapy

One (1) year of prior professional Occupational Therapy experience preferred

Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice 

Participation and completion of Maxim's Competency program when applicable

Current CPR if applicable

TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable 

Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation) 

Must meet all federal, state and local requirements 

Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site 

Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements  

Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language is required  

Computer proficiency required