Occupational Therapist-Adult

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Non-Profit Medical Rehab Facility seeking a PRN Occupational Therapists for our Adult Medical Rehab team.

Job Overview:

Under the general direction of the Supervisor performs patient care-related tasks.

  • Responsible for assessment and treatment of daily living activities including self-care, assistive devices as well as a strong emphasis on feeding and related oral motor skills, oral aversion and defensiveness.
  • Addresses fine motor skills including motor control, pre-writing, handwriting, and bilateral integration.
  • Addresses visual skills including visual perception, visual motor, eye-hand coordination, and ocular motility.
  • Evaluates and treats sensory processing skills in the areas of self-regulation, attention, body awareness, sensory defensiveness, and praxis.
  • Family/primary caregiver training and education.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited school required.

Experience:

  • No experience required.
  • Prior hospital or neuro-rehab experience preferred.

Physical/Environmental/Other

  • Ability to work comfortably in a variety of positions including seated on the floor.
  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds

Knowledge/Skills/Licensure/Certification:

  • Appropriate state license or license eligible
  • Flexibility with good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing required
  • Able to work collaboratively with team members of other disciplines
  • Able to apply new skills/information to existing practices
  • Able to consistently meet billable unit expectations
  • Able to complete required documentation within established timeframes-Word processing experience preferred
  • Able to work with families from a variety of ethnic, cultural, linguistics, social economic and religious backgrounds
  • CPR certification or eligible

Routine Contacts:

Routine contacts include facility staff, physicians, patients, case managers, students, visitors, physician office staff, patient’s family members/support system, insurance companies, employers, community organizations, and equipment/supply vendors.
This position shall have access only to patient or client Protected Health Information on a need-to-know basis (only that Protected Health Information that is required to perform the job duties described in this job description).

Who We Are:

As a Kansas City based not-for-profit since 1947, Ability KC builds brighter futures for children and adults with disabilities through medical, educational, and vocational therapeutic services. The depth, breadth, and continuum of expertise within the Ability KC team is internationally recognized through multiple accreditations and more importantly through the achievement of milestones by the individuals and families served. The Ability KC mission and culture is founded upon legacy that continues to innovate and evolve through the connectedness of team, those served, families and caregivers, referral and partner organizations, supporters, volunteers, and community. Ability KC is a designated comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility (CORF) since 2002, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities since 1971 and accreditation with National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Ability KC is a leading hub of therapeutic services supporting the continuum of disabilities across ages. From our goal-oriented approach in services to our long-range planning, our teams are continually looking towards building a foundation of success for those we serve and our organization today and into the future. As we look ahead to the next chapter in our history, we envision a more inclusive community that prepares individuals of all varying abilities to fully participate and contribute to our community. We envision communities that are more adaptable, more inclusive, and stronger as individuals and their families’ partner with Ability KC for every transition in life.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Background and post offer drug screenings required.

Join Our Team Today

With a rich history that spans over 75 years, Ability KC has provided services that have helped change and shape the lives of thousands. Come join us in our efforts.

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