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MedStar Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization. It operates more than 120 entities, including ten hospitals in the BaltimoreWashington metropolitan area of the United States. We employ PT, OT and SLP in a variety of settings includi
Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
11 days ago

Description

MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital

Occupational Therapist – Driver Rehabilitation Specialist

Job Summary

The driver rehab clinical specialist is responsible to plan, develop, coordinate, and implement low tech driving services. This role includes participation in driver rehab education to health professionals and special interest groups and collaboration with programs such as Carfit and AARP driver safety.

MedStar Health offers comprehensive driver rehabilitation services, which includes an assessment for safe driving by a specialist, both in the clinic and on the road. We test vision, physical skills, reaction time, visual perception, and cognition, as well as the ability to drive safely on local roadways, with or without adaptive equipment.

To assist with the clinical driving assessment, we have access to standardized testing and specialty tools such as the BITS, Dynavision, Optec5000 & the Virage Driving Simulator. We have a fleet of adapted instructor vehicles, including 2 sedans and a fully accessible minivan to accommodate clients with varied physical needs. There are several local NMEDA QAP Mobility Equipment Dealers in the area to collaborate with for vehicle adaptations for a smooth install and final fitting process.

The Occupational Therapist also provides occupational therapy services to patients, to include but not limited to screening and evaluation, treatment planning, treatment implementation, treatment re-assessment and revision, patient/client re-evaluation, discharge planning, and documentation. The Occupational Therapist participates, as requested, in program planning and protocol development and assists the team in meeting established goals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides evaluation services including review of pertinent history information, performance of specific assessments, and determination of recommendations and documentation of results. Explains evaluation findings and treatment plan to patient and family and incorporates patient and family in the goals setting.
  2. Demonstrates proficiency in implementation of treatment protocols based upon evaluation findings, the patient's presentation, and the evolving health care environment. Consults with other healthcare professionals as indicated. Recognizes and documents changes in patient's condition requiring modification of the plan of care and/or the need for medical/rehabilitation consultation.
  3. Completes appropriate discharge planning and follow-up care. Accurately and timely documents and charges for patient care activities in light of our evolving health care environment, painting a clear picture of the patient's course of care including focused initial evaluation/plan of care that establishes baseline and goals, legible daily encounter notes, interim progress summaries, and discharge evaluation.
  4. Demonstrates effective time management and meets productivity expectations. Manage an accurate schedule. Is timely and punctual for meetings. Demonstrates a professional commitment to provide frictionless patient access to care through flexibility, adaptability, creativity, and actions/behaviors that display empathy in our patient consumer driven environment.
  5. Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts. Participates in hospital and community-based marketing activities as appropriate to your role.
  6. Contributes to the development and achievement of established department goals and objective. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  7. Takes initiative in pursuing and directing continuing education for professional growth and competency for self and organization. Serves as a clinical instructor to assign students. Assists with orientation and mentoring of new staff, students, volunteers, and technicians
  8. Performs other Duties as assigned


Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Training: Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate Degree in Occupational Therapy. Graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy.

ExperienceMinimum one (1) year of experience working in Driver Rehabilitation preferred

License/Certification/Registration: Maryland, District of Columbia (DC), and/or Virginia licensure required as deemed necessary for your specific location(s). American Heart Association’s BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR certification required.

Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist Preferred. Driver rehab specialist encouraged to apply

Valid Driver's license required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Professional competency as a general practitioner in occupational therapy; demonstrates independent use of varied evaluation and treatment approaches. Able to work in a team environment; organized, timely, detail-oriented; customer service skills for interacting with patients, including communicating with patients and family members of diverse ages and backgrounds; takes initiative in following through with all procedures and policies; effective communication; must be able to utilize computer systems

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64791839
  • Location:
    Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
  • Position Title: Occupational Therapist Driver Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Company Name For Job: MedStar Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization. It operates more than 120 entities, including ten hospitals in the BaltimoreWashington metropolitan area of the United States. We employ PT, OT and SLP in a variety of settings includi
  • Job Function: Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year

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