Occupational Therapist

Seeking Occupational Therapist with a minimum of 2 years experience and licensed in California.

Duties/Responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to:
Provider shall complete the Occupational Therapy metric (e.g. weekly worksheet, daily stats, etc.) and the contractor's monthly summary. These forms must be signed by the Institution's CEO/CME/CMO or designee who must be a civil service employee and accompany the monthly invoice.
Under the supervision of the Institution's CEO/CME/CMO or designee the Occupational Therapist assigned to the facility is responsible for developing and implementing specialized Occupational Therapy services for patient-inmates. Such therapeutic interventions are designed to promote social interaction, encourage profitable and appropriate use of leisure time and provide preparation for re-entry into general population or other levels of treatment. Participation in Interdisciplinary Treatment Teams (IDTT) and coordination of services with primary clinicians, correctional counselors and other custody providers;
Evaluate Occupational Therapy needs for patient-inmates with particular attention to activities of daily living, communication skills, physical exercise, and coping strategies;
Develop individual treatment plans;
Leads, instructs, monitors and encourages patient-inmates in the program of individual and group activities of a physical, social and cultural nature to promote recovery and wellness;
Reassessment of patient-inmate when significant change occurs;
Consult with clinical and custody staff;
Plan treatment goals providing specialized programs and services for specific patient-inmates which promote mental, and physical well-being, encourage and promote social interaction, and encourage the development of optimal levels of functioning using recognized therapeutic techniques in working toward these goals with groups and individuals;
Design and maintain a written recreation activity schedule for identified patient-inmates;
Provide appropriate documentation in the Unit Health Record. Documentation shall include, but is not limited to; initial evaluation, treatment plan, progress notes, reports to the physician, and discharge notes;
Maintain confidentiality of documentation;
Maintain facility security policy at all times;
Maintain security of work areas and work materials/equipment at all times;
Participate in IDTT meetings or staff meetings as requested;
Provide training to non-clinical staff in the special needs of mentally, physically and developmentally disabled patient-inmates;
Maintain knowledge of theory and practice of mental and physical rehabilitation of mentally, physically and developmentally disabled patient-inmates;
Assess the patient-inmate capabilities, limitations, and/or observed behaviors, and provide appropriate therapeutic intervention; and
Maintain a safe, secure physical environment conducive to patient-inmate treatment in accordance with facility regulations, electrical/fire codes and established institution standards.

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