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Occupational Therapist - On Call/PRN

Job ID 4504506 Date posted 04/24/2017


Charlestown is a continuing care retirement community located on a beautiful 110 acre campus in Catonsville, MD. At Charlestown, we create communities where residents want to live and employees want to work. Our residents experience retirement the way it is meant to be, invigorating and fulfilling. Our employees experience an exceptional work environment as a member of a passionate and caring team.

Position Summary

Responsible for Occupational Therapy evaluation, screenings and treatments to meet residents’ needs.Is a role model of customer service principles and consistently monitors and implements quality efforts.Ensure that the department functions accordingly to accepted quality standards with a customer service focus.

Essential duties and responsibilities (include but not limited to)

Occupational Therapist Responsibilities

1.Demonstrates respect for, adherence to and promotion of the mission and philosophy of Erickson Living Health Services.

2.Follow Medicare, state and federal regulations, AOTA and company policies and procedures and ensure departmental understanding and compliance in the areas of care provision, documentation, billing reimbursement, resident rights, customer service and compliance and other requirements as defined in the respective regulations.

3.Compliant with HIPAA guidelines, provides privacy and maintains confidentiality and ensures residents’ independence and right to make personal decisions to accommodate their needs in accordance with the resident’s interdisciplinary care plan

4.Consistently and appropriately responds to the needs and concerns of residents, families, and visitors in a pleasant, respectful, and courteous manner.

5.Demonstrates awareness of potential hazards and reports unsafe conditions to appropriate staff to maintain a safe environment for residents, families and staff.

6.Participate in facility and department meetings as appropriate.

7.Work with the interdisciplinary team to achieve/maintain the highest functional level of all customers and promote coordinated, efficient care with a customer service focus.

8.Demonstrates strong time-management skills to efficiently and effectively manage administrative and patient care delivery responsibilities.

9.Provide therapy duties in all settings across the continuum of care, as needed.

10.Document services and billing completed accurately, in a timely manner, according to company and regulatory requirements.

11.Ensure that the patient’s plan of care is communicated to patient and to family, if appropriate.

12.Complete appropriate screening of customers in order to determine whether the individual warrants an evaluation.

13.Evaluate, develop and carry out occupational therapy treatment plans in consultation with physician and in compliance with physician order.Monitor plans and modify when necessary.

14.Orient and train new staff as requested.

15.Maintain compliance with company productivity standards as appropriate.

16.Other duties as assigned.


Compassion, Customer Focus, Managing Diversity, Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust, Listening, and Patience.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and passionate about work, life and people.
  • Must be a strong team player and be skilled at developing teams and fostering teamwork.

Education and/or Experience:

·Minimum of a bachelors’ degree in occupational therapy is required.Degree and training must meet current Medicare and state personnel requirements for Occupational Therapy.

·Current CPR Certification

·Need to utilize good reasoning and judgment skills to develop and adjust plans of care base upon status changes of the customer.

·Must be able to accurately complete documentation, billing, timesheets and tally evaluative tests.

·Experience in therapeutic care of the older adult across multiple diagnostic groups is preferred.

Language Skills:

Must be able to document (both hand-written and via typed electronic documentation) clearly to meet reimbursement and regulatory requirements.Reasonable typing and computer skills required.Must be able to speak clearly, be understood by customers and hear conversational speech.

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations:

Possess a valid current state license (for state in which the community provides service) in occupational therapy, where applicable.Must meet CEU requirements to maintain valid state licensure in the state in which the community provides service.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A therapist must be able to lift 50 lbs. from the floor to waist and be able to transport a resident in a wheelchair andwalk for long distances or periods or time while pushing weights up to 250 pounds.Therapists must also be able to kneel, bend from waist to floor, stoop, twist torso laterally in all directions, and grasp small and large objects.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.There is a risk of exposure to blood or body fluids in this job.

·May be required to walk long distances.

·May be required to carry a beeper or cell phone during working hours and rotate coverage during evenings, weekends and holidays.

·Must be available some evenings, weekends and holidays to provide support and to assist with community events.

·May be subject to call-backs during emergency conditions (e.g. severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).

OSHA Occupational Exposure Category: After careful analysis, it has been determined that this position falls into OSHA Occupational Exposure Category I and requires any or all of the following protective equipment worn by anyone filling this position: gloves, masks, goggles or gowns. Training will be provided in how to properly and effectively use the equipment listed above in addition to education regarding precautionary measures, epidemiology, modes or transmission and prevention of HIV/HBV.

EEO Statement

Erickson Living, its affiliates, and managed communities are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender/sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by the federal, state, or local law.


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