DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan is one of the nationâ��s largest hospitals specializing in rehabilitation medicine and research. RIM is known for its clinical expertise in spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, amputee, orthopedics and catastrophic injury care. The Institute houses the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery and the Southeastern Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury System (SEMTBIS), one of only 16 federally designated model systems of care for brain injury care and research. RIM also operates 31 outpatient sites throughout southeast Michigan specializing in sports medicine and orthopedics.
Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, evaluates & treats patients using standard occupational therapy procedures. Responsible for treating the complex/specialty cases for assigned site(s).
- Evaluates patients motor and neurological capabilities and documents findings.
- Directs, plans, organizes and executes occupational therapy programs for patients.
- Exercises professional judgment in selection of treatment media, consistent with attending physicians prescriptions.
- Implements programs designed to enhance motor, sensory, cognitive and interpersonal skills of the patient in order to promote patient independence and productivity.
- Works with attending physician in order to establish patient therapy goals that are consistent with physicians diagnosis.
- Prepares treatment plans consistent with therapy goals; provides group or individual therapy selecting from a variety of occupational therapy modalities.
- Documents patient treatments, initial evaluation, progress notes and discharge summaries in accordance with established departmental and service line policies and protocols.
- Provides staff mentoring and develops/implements educational in-services for staff.
- Attends interdisciplinary team conferences and various meetings to consult with other team members regarding patient treatment & program development.
- May oversee, instruct and evaluate occupational therapy assistants, aids, students and/or volunteers as assigned.
- Co-signs notes written by occupational therapy assistants, aids or students.
- Maintains professional expertise through workshops, lectures, in-services, conferences, etc.
- Assists in the implementation of programs & services to foster interdisciplinary approach and a service line system of care.
1. Bachelors or Masters degree in Occupational Therapy.
2. Three years of clinical experience in order to acquire skills for independent patient treatment.
3. Current license to practice as an Occupational Therapist in the State of Michigan.
4. Initial certification with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
5. Minimum of 60 points on the professional growth and development criteria .
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