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Wellforce Occupational Therapist in Lowell, Massachusetts

The Occupational Therapist maintains current knowledge and responsibility for organizing and performing diversified medically-prescribed occupational therapy procedures to restore patient physical functions, to prevent disability following disease, injury or loss of a body member and to instruct patients in attaining optimum performance.

  • Demonstrates the ability upon receiving a referral from a physician, to perform an evaluation of the patient, document results of the evaluation, establish short and long-term goals and initiate an appropriate treatment plan to achieve the stated goals.

  • Applies diagnostic and prognostic muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests to plan the required therapy program via manual skills and various modalities

  • Documents daily treatments to assess appropriateness of actions taken and to make changes in the program when needed.

  • Perform treatments which include activities of daily living, splinting, and fabrication of adaptive equipment.

  • Perform a variety of modalities, (i.e. hot packs, cold packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, T.E.N.S., paraffin, massage, whirlpool) exercise programs, exercise equipment (i.e. UBE, weights, theraband) mobility.

  • Demonstrates the ability at the time of discharge to home or another facility, a discharge summary will be done and forwarded to the appropriate agency (i.e., VNA, rehabilitation facility, nursing home, or MD office)

  • Working with all populations from Neonate to Geriatric

    Requirements:

  • 2+ years of Acute Care experience preferred

  • BLS required

  • BSN preferred

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