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Occupational Therapist (OT) Travel Contract

Job Code
1020343
Job Location
Alexandria, VA
Job Type
Contract
Last Updated
06/05/2018
Company
Soliant Health
 
 

Soliant is searching for an experienced Occupational Therapist to work in the Alexandria,Virginia. This is a 13 week contract position in an Adult Neuro ACUTE INPATIENT REHAB facility. Join our team and Apply Today!

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating and treating adult neuro patients with CVA, TBI, SCI and a small general rehab patient population (fractures, debility, misc neuro).
  • Provide training in self-care activities (e.g., bathing, dressing) with adaptive or durable medical equipment and/or compensatory techniques if needed.
  • Use neuromuscular re-education, trunk stabilization, and balance activities to improve clients’ ability to move in and out of bed and maintain an upright posture necessary to perform self-care and, eventually, home management activities.
  • Use relevant occupation-based activities and preventive splinting to preserve muscle balance and range of motion for functional tasks.
  • Address cognitive and perceptual deficits, including compensatory techniques.
  • Provide wheelchair assessment and management to promote endurance and mobility, depending on patient readiness.
  • Contribute to safe discharge planning, including recommendations for transitioning to the next level of care.
  • Train patients in postsurgical orthopedic protocols, including appropriate weight bearing and/or precautions during activities of daily living (ADLs).
  • Develop home programs and instruct patients, family members, and caregivers in how to use them to continue rehabilitation after discharge.
  • Fabricate or provide assistive devices and protective orthoses and splints, and train patients in their use, to promote healing and maximize independence.
  • Where applicable, teach specific techniques for functional mobility (e.g., safe car transfers).

Qualifications:

2 years of experience required

Must have Adult Neuro Acute Rehab experience

BLS certification 

 


 
 

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