||Screens/evaluates individuals to assess therapy needs. Provides therapy (developing/ modifying treatment plan) and re-evaluations as needed. Provides clinical support to staff as needed. Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team.
•Completes an initial evaluation for all newly-referred individuals, making recommendations as appropriate.
•Develops treatment plans as required in the areas of occupational therapy, such as sensory motor development, visual-perceptual, cognitive and neuromuscular fine/gross motor development. Treatment plans also include: activities of daily living, adaptive equipment
and wheel chair positioning/maintenance.
•Provides clinical supervision and training to COTAs or other staff involved in providing services, and assures completion of required treatment.
•Completes and/or reviews required documentation of therapy services.
•Provides therapy as needed.
•Provides direct clinical supervision to COTAs.
•As a member of the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team, participates in professional meetings as assigned, integrating services with other providers.
•Counsels patients and their family members/caregivers (if applicable) regarding the patient’s occupational therapy services.
•Provides orientation to COTA staff and participates as needed in the orientation process for all staff; participates in in-service training.
•Provides consultation to staff for development of individual goals.
•Makes recommendations for the purchase of specialized equipment, materials, and wheelchair modifications.
•When indicated, develop discharge planning with individual/family and interdisciplinary team. Establish/teach individual/family home exercise program and teach safe and proper use of adaptive equipment as needed.
•Referable to other disciplines if necessary.
•Assists in provision of therapy services in ancillary clinics as necessary.
•Complies with all agency policies and procedures.
•Other duties as assigned.
Provides direct clinical supervision to the COTAs.