The Occupational Therapist has overall responsibility for Therapeutic Activities. Supervises the Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) on the Admissions Unit. Performs the duties of a Registered Occupational Therapist on the Admissions Unit, including assessment as well as individual and group therapies. Completes documentation as required by Federal and State regulations and Norwood Policy. Functions as a Treatment Team member on the Admissions Unit. Advises. Guide/advise unit staff and activity staff in development of goal-oriented individualized activities and approaches with supervision and guidance in carrying out scheduled activities. Supervises COTA’s on Admission Unit.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Advises staff on the Admissions Unit for treatment issues.
Directs overall function of Activity Services on the Admissions Unit.
Supervises Activity staff on the Admissions Unit.
Assists in planning and carrying out unit functions.
Participate in the development of the budget as it pertains to Occupational Therapy and Activities and assist in monitoring compliance with the budget.
Acute Psychiatric Hospital Unit:
Directs and maintains the Occupational Therapy and Activity program on the Admissions Unit.
Complete activity assessment and other documentation, including summaries of group and individual activities/therapies and weekly progress notes within established time frames, either directly or through the COTA.
Gather/record/analyze data for Quality Improvement studies, as needed.
Direct the updating of the unit activity schedule, as needed.
Participate as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team.
Provide continuing education and communication to other staff relative to Occupational Therapy and Activity goals and changes.
Attend Treatment Team staffings and consultations, as scheduled/requested.
Attend requested educational programs to keep up with current trends in the field of Occupational Therapy.
Provides in-services, as needed.
Master of Science degree required. Completion of the Occupational Therapy training requirement and applicable registration and licensure. Post-training experience as an Occupational Therapist in a Psychiatric setting preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license.