The Occupational Therapist - Medical position is responsible for providing direct therapy services to UCP of Central Florida (UCP) in-clinic and outpatient clients according to all local, state, and federal regulations. The Occupational Therapist - Medical reports to the Therapy Practice Office Manager (TPOM) at each campus where services are rendered. The Occupational Therapist - Medical ensures all clients under her/his caseload receive a high- quality therapy program by optimizing each client abilities.
- Selects, conducts, and implements appropriate and effective therapy evaluations, re-evaluations, and therapy sessions/interventions.
- Interprets evaluative data and establish measurable goals.
- Applies and adapts therapy sessions according to clients’ needs and established goals. Recognizes when patient has received optimal benefit from therapy services.
- Meets productivity according to annual goal.
- Collaborates with education staff to facilitate incorporation of clients' therapy goals into classroom activities, when applicable.
- Participates in multi-disciplinary planning with staff members (other therapy disciplines, education, nursing, etc).
- Participates in client’s meetings, wheelchair clinics, orthopedic clinics, and in hospital, doctor's office, school, and medical equipment company visits when applicable.
- Assesses client needs and makes recommendations for splints, orthotics, assistive technology devices and/or equipment when applicable.
- Measures, orders and/or fabricates splints, orthotics, assistive devices, or equipment when applicable.
- Assesses other equipment needs and make recommendations.
Working with Parents:
- Provides parent consultations and instructions for home programs.
- Coordinates equipment loans for home use, such as: seating devices, balls, bolsters, adaptive utensils, etc.
- Speaks to parent groups and provide educational materials.
- Generates monthly parent therapy notes for medical clients according to agency guidelines.
- Ensures compliance of UCP Confidentiality and HIPAA patient rights procedures for all client documentation and information in therapist caseload.
- Documents and completes accurate daily progress notes at the end of each session according to UCP guidelines.
- Reports accountability data according to agency guidelines. 75% of caseload should achieve 75% of their individual goals per year.
- Documents care plans, Part C/Early Step reports, assistive technology reports, equipment recommendations, discharge notes, and school reports according to agency guidelines.
- Documents evaluations, re-evaluations, and addendums and turn them in according to UCP guidelines.
- Completes daily super bill per site and turns it in before the end of each workday.
- Provides/generates correspondence to community resources regarding client care (i.e., physicians, schools, vendors, etc.) when applicable.
- Collaborates with other community agencies as directed and/or needed.
- Assists with therapy presentations and video demonstrations for agency public relations/marketing purposes.
- Demonstrates therapy functions to community groups such as college students, physician residents from area hospitals, etc., for educational purposes.
- Participates in in-service training programs.
- Attends at least 2 continuing education courses (or equivalent) per FY focused on areas authorized by the agency.
- Assists with training and monitoring interns, students, employees, and others when applicable.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- One (1) year preferred with pediatric developmentally challenged population in multidisciplinary setting. New graduates with pediatric internships will be considered.
- Minimum of bachelor’s degree in therapy Field (Master’s or Doctorate preferred)
- Licensed as an OT in the State of Florida.
- Demonstrates expertise in understanding local, state, and federal therapy practice guidelines.
- Demonstrates expertise in understanding agency clinical therapy service policies and procedures and service delivery model.
- Demonstrates high professional and personal standards of integrity.
- Works Independently
- Demonstrates ability to create a positive environment that values and respects others.
- Demonstrates knowledge of UCP charter school, therapy, and administration.