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Rehabilitation Therapist 4 - Richmond State Hospital

Date Posted:  Oct 10, 2019
Requisition ID:  25629
Location: 

Richmond, IN, US, 47374

Summary/Objective:

The Rehabilitation Therapist provides rehabilitation services in a state institution, hospital or community center through planning, organizing and conducting individual treatment programs in a specific area such as occupational therapy, recreation, music and vocational services. These services are designed to raise the functional level of patients/residents, enabling them to remain in the community, or if hospitalized, to return to the community.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team and participates in the development of individual patients’/residents’ treatment plans;
  • Assesses individual patient/resident interests, needs, skills and limitations to provide input into development of appropriate treatment plans and training programs;
  • Plans and directs various rehabilitative activities for individual and group participation in accordance with treatment plans;
  • Stimulates patients’ interest in activities to encourage their participation and progress;
  • Advises and reinforces patients on acceptable social behavior;
  • Prepares and maintains monthly reports, progress reports and daily documentation as necessary;
  • Supervises, trains and coordinates activities of non-professional and lower-level direct-care staff;
  • Evaluates patients’/residents’ progress as measured against treatment goals and objectives;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited school required.
  • Specialized knowledge of purposes, principles and practices of providing rehabilitation services usually with emphasis on recreation, music, vocational or occupational therapy;
  • Working knowledge of causes, symptoms and limitations of various mental and developmental disabilities and methods of rehabilitation;
  • Ability to provide input into development of individual treatment plans integrating rehabilitation programs into an interdisciplinary approach to treatment;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with individuals of all functioning levels and to lead individual and group activities;
  • Ability to train, supervise and coordinate work of lower-level professionals and non-professionals;
  • Ability to evaluate patients’/residents’ progress and to make recommendations regarding effective rehabilitation activities.
Difficulty of Work:

Work involves the assessment and selection of standard therapy methods for input into specific individual treatment pans. The Rehabilitation Therapist follows applicable laws, regulations and guidelines related to protection and treatment rights of patients. Uses professional judgment in assessing patients’ needs and in tailoring treatment plans to individuals.

Responsibility:

Supervisor, prior to the course of work, provides general instructions and caseload responsibilities. Unusual treatment or program problems are discussed with supervisor and work is reviewed for effectiveness of treatment methods and soundness of judgment in providing input into treatment plans. Recommendations regarding individual treatment plans involve the application of general rehabilitation methods to individual treatment plans.

Personal Work Relationships:
This individual will be expected to partner with agency personnel and related stakeholders working towards completion of assigned functions. Exceptional customer service is provided to agency partners and/or the general public.
A high level of judgement and effective communication is required during times of contact with facility residents/offenders.
Partnership with relevant public agencies, federal, state & local governments and/or community leaders may be required.
Facility residents or offenders may have family, friends, community partners and/or other interested parties come to the facility requesting information or to visit with the resident according to policies and procedures.
Working Conditions:
This role performs work in a state operated hospital facility.
Operations may require this role to be available after hours (on-call) and/or work rotating shifts, evenings and weekends, or irregular hours.
There is potential for exposure to infectious diseases in this role.

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Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana