At the Long Island State Veterans Home, our Occupational Therapists are responsible for assessing, evaluating and planning treatment for all residents. They carry out treatments on restorative residents and supervise the maintenance care provided by COTAs and Aides. The OT also functions as a resource for all other allied health workers and attends interdisciplinary team meetings to coordinate goals and treatment plans.
Duties of an Occupational Therapist may include but are not limited to the following:
Performs admission, annual, and status change assessments of assigned residents within designated time frames, make clinically sound recommendations, and follows up on each item, determining rehab nursing, restorative, or maintenance needs.
Evaluates residents and Adult Day Care registrants prescribed for Occupational Therapy and establishes proper treatment techniques, realistic goals, and treatment plans for restorative and maintenance residents, carries out restorative care, and supervises maintenance care performed by the COTA.
Designs nursing rehab protocols for each resident, instruct Nursing in its implementation, and supervise the COTA in follow-up instruction.
Schedules and prepares for resident treatment, considering interventions and appointments carried out by other team members.
Works closely with the nursing staff, physicians, and all other departments to assure an interdisciplinary approach to resident care. Represent Occupational Therapy at interdisciplinary care meetings and addresses any problems associated with rehabilitation, ADL's, and safety. Completes appropriate sections of the MDS and CCP within designated time frames.
Completes all necessary reports, inventories, equipment requests, and chart documentation as per policy and procedure.
Responsible for maintaining Occupational Therapy services in accordance with standards established by the medical staff, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and any state, local, or federal standards which may apply.
Responsible for the daily and periodic inspection and maintenance of all equipment being used within Occupational Therapy Clinic and makes recommendations as necessary to the Senior OT.
Performs daily billing, reviews billing weekly as needed and checks MD orders to meet fiscal and regulatory guidelines.
Working conditions may involve exposure to infectious disease, blood, body fluids and/or tissue as well as other unpleasant elements such as accidents, injuries and illness. May be exposed to and be required to handle varying unpredictable, emergency and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours and pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries, as well as weather related situations.
Required Qualifications: Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy and 2 years of combined professional clinical experience in physical dysfunction Occupational Therapy and/or in SNF. In lieu of Masters degree in Occupational Therapy, Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy and 6 years of combined professional clinical experience in physical dysfunction Occupational Therapy and/or SNF. NYS licensure.
Posting Overview: The position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).
If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate was identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
Working conditions may involve exposure to infectious disease, blood, body fluids and/or tissue as well as other unpleasant elements such as accidents, injuries and illness. May be exposed to and be required to handle varying unpredictable, emergency and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours and pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.
The Long Island State Veterans Home is a tobacco-free environment. Tobacco products are strictly prohibited anywhere on our 25-acre campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
Essential Position: This position has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. This means that when the Long Island State Veterans Home is faced with an emergency, employees in such positions are required to remain at their work location or to report to work.
The LISVH is a 24/7 skilled nursing facility. As such, all positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary to meet the operating needs of the facility.
The use of Vacation or Personal Leave accruals during the first 6 months of employment will not be authorized unless prior approval has been granted by Human Resources.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from the Long Island State Veterans Home Employee Health Department, clear a background investigation, submit three (3) written references, and provide a copy of the required license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
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Official Job Title: TH Occupational Therapist II
Job Field: Occupational Therapy
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Occupational Therapy-Long Island State Veterans Home
Schedule: Per Diem Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: Vary Pass Days: Variable
Posting Start Date: Apr 9, 2021
Posting End Date: Jul 10, 2021, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: SL3
Internal Number: 2101113
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