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ABA - Occupational Therapist - H

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Requisition #:

Saint Louis, MO 63111


$40.00 - $50.00 per hour

Position Details

Position Overview
The ABA Occupational Therapist is responsible and accountable for evaluation, coordination and administration of quality occupational therapy services.

Essential Job Functions
• Provide occupational therapy services as prescribed by the physician
• Follow policies and procedures and conforms to all applicable patient care standards, licensure regulations and state laws
• Provide a written evaluation defining occupational therapy needs, goals and expected outcomes in conjunction with referring physician's Plan of Treatment
• Provide a written Plan of Care from the nursing staff to provide continuing care
• Carry out appropriate techniques according to identified goals and treatment programs
• Participate in coordination of services (including discharge planning), with health care team, physicians, parent/guardians, nurses, and appropriate others
• Administer care to ensure safety for the patient
• Update self on the patient's clinical condition
• Maintain effective communication between staff, health care team members, and family.
• Serves as a resource consultant for clinical staff
• Provide physicians and Aveanna with written evaluation of patient's needs, goals, and progress on a weekly basis or as ordered
• Attends patient case conferences when requested. Attends and participates in in-services as indicated
• Supervises other personnel (COTA, HHA) when required

• Occupational Therapy Master’s Degree from an accredited university/program
• Certification in Occupational Therapy
• Completion of accredited Occupational Therapy Program
• Current and unrestricted license in the state of practice
• Current CPR certification
• Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with nursing care and policies and procedures

Additional state specific requirements:
• Any additional Occupational Therapist licensure board requirements in the state of practice
• Continuing Education as required by state

• One (1) year of recent experience as an Occupational Therapist in an acute care setting
• Pediatric experience

Other Skills/Abilities
• Ability to adhere to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries at all times
• Attention to detail
• Time Management
• Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution
• Good organization and communication skills

Physical Requirements
• Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English
• Must be able to travel
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds
• Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting
• Must be able to sit and climb stairs
• Must have visual and hearing acuity
• Must have strong sense of smell and touch
• Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance
• Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home or during transport

• Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions
• Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases

Other Duties
• Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.


Why work for Aveanna?

  • Thorough training
  • Flexible schedules
  • Electronic charting
  • Access to a clinical supervisor 24/7
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Weekly pay via multiple payment options