Easterseals Nevada Occupational Therapist FT and PT (Las Vegas, Nevada) in Las Vegas, Nevada
Occupational Therapist FT and PT (Las Vegas, Nevada)
- Early Intervention
Las Vegas, NV, USA
$50- $60 per hour
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ABOUT EASTER SEALS NEVADA
Since 1950, Easter Seals Nevada has been advocating for, and working with, infants, children, youth and adults who have disabilities and other challenges. Easter Seals Nevada works to address the community's social service gaps and to leverage partnerships and other strategic opportunities to increase participation in economic and civic life for all people. The organization is one of Nevada's largest community disability agencies serving 8,500 people with disabilities and their families each year.
Responsibilities and Duties:• Examining the condition of patients and analyzing their needs.• Develop ideas, plans, and procedures for initiation, expansion, improvement, and evaluation of therapy programs• Completes initial evaluations and re-evaluations for patients in the program.• Preparing reports and attending multidisciplinary case meeting to decide and review the continuing treatment.• Prioritizes and schedules work tasks independently.• Maintains clinical and administrative records in accordance with professional standards, state guidelines and agency system policy.• Adheres to federal and state regulation, and policies that affect occupational therapy practice.• Participates in continuing education for professional development to ensure practice consistent with best practice and to meet Nevada Licensure requirements.• Uses professional Code of Ethics and standards of practice to guide ethical decision making in practice.• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:• Ability to manage patients with different types of personalities• Ability to work in an environment with individuals with severe disabilities who may be developmentally and behaviorally challenged.• Ability to represent agency in a professional manner at all times; including demonstrated ability to interact professionally with all persons both within and outside the organization,• Ability to determine the need for an occupational therapy evaluation and to select and administer appropriate assessment tools to evaluate the patient.• Ability to interpret evaluation data and write a comprehensive report that reflects strengths and barriers to client participation; directs program development; and guides evidence-based intervention.• Current knowledge of treatment practices per discipline and drive to continually learn and grow in the profession• Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion pertaining to the work environment.• Knowledgeable and skilled in computer/word processing software and excel.• Knowledge of the federal, state local legislation, regulations, policies and procedures that mandate and guide occupational therapy in practice.• Skilled in effective oral and written communication.