Mental health information centre. Full-fledged hospital (Outpatient clinic/Inpatient facility). Psychatric Rehabilitation Centre (with children and adult services). Physical Rehabilitation Centre. Wellness alliance centre. Centre for respite care. Addiction centre. Drop in centreDetails:Job purposeOccupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working.Occupational therapy practitioners provide mental health treatment and prevention services for children, youth, the aging, and those with severe and persistent mental illness, with a focus on function and independence.Duties and responsibilities
Meets the patient’s goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining occupational therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
Helps patient develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities by implementing programs involving manual arts and crafts, practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, and homemaking skills, activities of daily living, and sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities; directing aides, technicians, and assistants.
Promotes maximum independence by selecting and constructing therapies according to individual’s physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest.
Prepares patient for return to employment by consulting with employers; determining potential employee difficulties; retraining employees; helping employers understand necessary physical and job result accommodations.
Evaluates results of occupational therapy by observing, noting, and evaluating patient’s progress; recommending and implementing adjustments and modifications.
Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.
Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing and instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Develops occupational therapy staff by providing information; developing and conducting in-service training programs.
Complies with federal, state, and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
QualificationsBachelor of Medical Rehab(Occupational Therapy)Skills & Abilities
Ability to promote health maintenance
Creating a safe effective environment
Ability to listen and analyze information effectively
Other characteristics such as personal characteristics
The ability to listen “actively” and observe “comprehensively”
Experience1-2 years experience in the field of occupational therapy