Occupational Therapist at Primly Services
Job Title: Occupational Therapist
Key Job Functions
- Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to patients
- Complete and maintain necessary records about the patient.
- Evaluate patients’ progress and prepare reports that detail progress.
- Test and evaluate patients’ physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.
- Select activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills within limits of their mental and physical capabilities.
- Plan, organize, and conduct occupational therapy programs in hospital, institutional, or community settings to help rehabilitate those impaired because of illness, injury or psychological or developmental problems.
- Recommend changes in patients’ work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities.
- Consult with rehabilitation team/Clinical Psychologist to select activity programs and coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities.
- Help clients improve decision making, abstract reasoning, memory, sequencing, coordination and perceptual skills, using computer programs.
- Develop and participate in health promotion programs, group activities, or discussions to promote client health, facilitate social adjustment, alleviate stress, and prevent physical or mental disability.
- Provide training and supervision in therapy techniques and objectives for support workers and nurses and other medical staff.
- Design and create, or requisition, special supplies and equipment, such as splints, braces and computer-aided adaptive equipment.
- Plan and implement programs and social activities to help patients learn work and school skills and adjust to their situation.
- Lay out materials such as puzzles, scissors and eating utensils for use in therapy, and clean and repair these tools after therapy sessions.
- Advise on health risks in the workplace and on health-related transition to retirement.
- He/she is to focus on the restoration of skills and abilities that might have been numbed by addiction or mental illness; get patients to participate I things they want and need to do through therapeutic use of everyday activities.
- He/she is to join the multidisciplinary team in designing a treatment plan for the patients.
- He/she is to help patients with emotional problems cope with and engage in daily life activities by teaching skills such as time management, doing household chores, using public transportation, and other life skills.
- He/she is to collaborate with patient’s employer to change patient’s work environment or schedule as well collaborate with parents/guardian in restoring back the patient to education.
- He/she educates a patient’s family and employer about how to accommodate and care for the patient.
- He/she is to evaluate a patient’s home, workplace and based on the patient’s health needs identify potential improvements to be done
- He/she is to demonstrate exercises, such as dexterity related activities for patients
- He/she develop a treatment plan for patients laying out the type of activities and specific goals to be accomplished.
- He/she is to evaluate patients’ condition and needs with appropriate documentation to aid in recovery
- Observe patients doing tasks, ask them questions and review their medical history
- Plan vocational training for individual patients as well as group vocational training and see to its execution.
- Candidates should possess relevant qualifications.
Application Closing Date
30th November, 2017.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the Job Title as the subject of the email.