Occupational Therapist III

Discovery Solutions Published: January 9, 2018
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Occupational Therapist III
COMPANY: For more than 60 years, this company has been dedicated to
improving the health of their members and the communities
we serve, by creating safe, healthy environments and
providing quality health care and coverage for all.
LOCATION: Fairfax, Virginia
DESCRIPTION: Responsible for occupational therapy management of
patients under the direction and supervision of the
Occupational Therapy Supervisor.
Essential Responsibilities:
Assumes all responsibilities as outlined in Occupational
Therapist II job description.
Provides consultation and mentoring to the occupational
therapy staff in their specific area of specialization.
Provides education to occupational therapists through
formal and informal education in their specific specialty both
locally and regionally.
Assists in the development and implementation of new
clinical practice models for the delivery of care to members
who require their expertise.
For their area of specialty, acts as a consultant to staff
members for the management of patients and is a resource
for on-going, professional development of the staff in their
specialty. Assesses staff competencies, clinical judgment,
education, and training needs in their specialty. Provides
direct patient care, especially for patients with complex
problems related to their specialty.
Provides competent patient care at a senior level as
defined below. Senior therapists provide leadership to the
department, supervise OTA's students and support staff.
Provides a leadership role to enhance the effectiveness and
efficiency of occupational therapy services.
Provides clinical direction to staff in our role as senior
staff.
Assumes responsibility for the management of high
volume of patients, including those with complex problems
or special needs in their area of specialty.
Provides assistance to Supervisor as needed and covers
for Supervisor when out of the office.
Provides coverage as needed in other facilities within the
service area if appropriate.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum five (5) years of full-time practice experience in
the area of specialty practice required.
Expertise or specialization required in any of the
following:
Completion of a post graduate degree from an accredited
university with a specialty focus.
Completion of a fellowship or has obtained a certificate
from an accredited body or organization in a subject matter
that is pertinent to our patient population and is clinic based.
Can demonstrate expertise 100% competency in a
particular subject matter in a clinical subject matter in high
demand or in a clinical subject matter that we have limited
resources or specialists on staff.
Can demonstrate 100% competency that has been gained
from years of clinical experience from treating a pertinent
diagnosis or patient population.
Demonstrate leadership skills and problem-solving abilities
in the clinic and to our members.
Demonstrates behavior consistent with the criteria for
professional practice.
Successfully be able to perform all core competencies
completely.
Demonstrate leadership in project management, teaching,
clinical instructor for students, committee membership.
Be involved in staff development and mentoring.
Preferred Qualifications:
Hand/wrist/splinting experience is a must for this
position.
CHT preferred, but candidate with experience considered.
EDUCATION: Education
Graduate of an accredited occupational therapy
curriculum with a bachelor's or masters or doctoral degree
with certification in occupational therapy or foreign-trained
equivalent required.
License, Certification, Registration
Licensure to practice occupational therapy by the State of
Virginia, Maryland, and/or the District of Columbia required.
National Provider Identification (NPI) required.
BLS certification required.
Enrollment in PECOS within 30 days of assignment to
position required.

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