Careers2017-07-18T03:27:09+00:00

WORK WITH ARKANSAS QUALITY THERAPY CO.

Are you looking for a career that will make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities?  Apply for a position with Arkansas Quality Therapy Co.

DIRECT CARE COMPANION

FULL TIME/PART-TIME/PRN   •   ALL AREAS

JOB SUMMARY:
Direct Care Companions will directly assist the Direct Care Supervisor in providing care to the clients in their care. Direct Care Companions are responsible for maintaining the day-to-day activities of the client’s home and community activities.

SKILLS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • A high school diploma, GED, or at least two years of direct care experience working with the Developmentally Disabled.
  • High level of ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Have adequate analytical, administrative and decision making skills.
  • Considerable knowledge regarding the needs of persons with disabilities, service planning, ability to work with other and manage crises.
  • Reliable and trustworthy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Become familiar with the customer’s medical needs, medications, diagnoses, strengths and limitations, etc.
  • Monitor, support, and follow daily schedules and routines.
  • Follow Individual Service Habilitation Plan goals and objectives.
  • Discuss with the client, as necessary, issues regarding problem solving, information sharing, and crisis intervention.
  • Assist client in maintaining a clean and orderly home environment.
  • Accompany the client into the community to engage in age appropriate activities.
  • Maintain required records and complete data collection, keep daily progress logs and service information.
  • Maintain open line of communication with customer, and other staff and supervisors.
  • Attend weekly team meetings to provide input on organizational, behavioral, academic issues, etc.
  • Consult with DC Supervisor each week about any outstanding issues that need to be address.
  • Complete responsibilities in areas of money management, living maintenance, physical/mental health and safety, appearance and hygiene, age appropriate activities, mobility and transportation, attendance management, vocational, housing, laundry, shopping, household organization, meal planning and preparation, housekeeping, etc., as outlined in service plan.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Maintain 12 hours of training in “Best Practices” for working with DD individuals.
  • Maintain documentation in personnel file.
  • Attend and become certified in CPR/First Aid.
  • Willingness to work overtime and fill-in as necessary.

SCHEDULE

  • Hours for this position may vary from full-time to part-time as well as from daytime, overnights and weekends.
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SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

PART TIME   •   ALL AREAS

JOB SUMMARY

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.  Supervises CFY’s and SLPA’s as needed. (As required by company policy and Medicaid regulations.)

REQUIREMENTS

Completes speech therapy evaluations for all new patients as prescribed/indicated. Re-evaluations for all current patients will be completed every six months for patients younger than two years of age and annually for all patients aged two years and above. In addition, all patients discharged from speech therapy services will be re-evaluated six months following discharge to assess for possible regression.

Completes a formal written report of findings within one week of completion of testing. This report will be submitted to the CSC or clinic designee.

If the patient qualifies for speech therapy services, the SLP will develop an individualized speech therapy treatment plan.

Reviews and updates each patient’s treatment plan on a quarterly basis. The SLP will document these reviews and update the current Master Treatment Plan (MTP) located in the patient’s medical chart.

Conducts speech therapy services, as appropriate. The number and length of these sessions will be determined by the SLP in accordance with Medicaid therapy guidelines, and Ascent standards.

Supervises CFY’s and SLPA’s as needed.

For every service billed, the SLP will provide progress notes in the appropriate format which contains all information as required by company policy, CHMS and/or RSPMI guidelines, and/or other applicable regulations. The SLP will keep detailed records of all work with all patients he/she serves. Required supporting documentation must be done in compliance with company standards.

The productivity expectation of an SLP is defined as delivering all of the prescribed therapy units on your caseload. Expectations are that a therapist will spend approximately 6 ½ hours (26 units) out of an 8 hour day providing direct care to patients. Productivity will be assessed as part of the employee’s performance evaluation.

Ensures that Credible visits are completed for each patient served on a daily basis.

Assists with completion of other documentation related to speech pathology evaluations and therapy, as appropriate.

Refers patients for additional clinical services, as needed.

Attends and actively participates in job-related center functions such as parent meetings, transition conferences, peer reviews, conferences with supervisors, staff workshops, and job orientations, as indicated.

Represents the program to parents, visitors, and the public in a positive way.

Maintains familiarity with health and safety guidelines, including universal precautions and daily operating procedures, as implemented by the clinic nurse.

Immediately reports any information regarding health and safety concerns to supervisor or clinic nurse.

Completes relevant and approved continuing professional education each year as required to maintain professional licensure.

Provides supervisor/HR with renewed license.

Is familiar with the company’s policies and procedures and guidelines, as well as those requirements set forth by regulatory agencies, including CHMS, AR Child Care Licensing, and the AR Health Department.

Displays concern for the rights of patients and families served by the clinic.

May perform other related and non-related duties as assigned and agreed upon by both parties.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be physically able to walk, stand and stoop for several hour each day
  • Must be willing and able to sit on the floor and get up without assistance
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SPEECH THERAPY PATHOLOGIST: ASSISTANT

PART TIME   •   ALL AREAS

JOB SUMMARY

The SLPA may execute specific components of a speech and language program as specified in treatment plans developed by the SLP.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Self-identify as SLPAs to families, students, patients, clients, staff, and others. This may be done verbally, in writing, and/or with titles on name badges.
  2. Exhibit compliance with The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations, reimbursement requirements, and SLPAs’ responsibilities.
  3. Assist the SLP with speech, language, and hearing screenings without clinical interpretation.
  4. Assist the SLP during assessment of students, patients, and clients exclusive of administration and/or interpretation
  5. Assist the SLP with bilingual translation during screening and assessment activities exclusive of interpretation; refer to Knowledge and Skills Needed by Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists to Provide Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (ASHA 2004).
  6. Follow documented treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising SLP.
  7. Provide guidance and treatment via telepractice to students, patients, and clients who are selected by the supervising SLP as appropriate for this service delivery model.
  8. Document student, patient, and client performance (e.g., tallying data for the SLP to use; preparing charts, records, and graphs) and report this information to the supervising SLP.
  9. Program and provide instruction in the use of augmentative and alternative communication devices.
  10. Demonstrate or share information with patients, families, and staff regarding feeding strategies developed and directed by the SLP.
  11. Serve as interpreter for patients/clients/students and families who do not speak English.
  12. Provide services under SLP supervision in another language for individuals who do not speak English and English-language learners.
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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

PART TIME   •   ALL AREAS

JOB SUMMARY
Show patients how to use appropriate adaptive equipment to help them perform a number of daily tasks, allowing them to function more independently.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Observe patients doing tasks, ask them questions, and review their medical history.
  • Evaluate a patient’s condition and needs.
  • Develop a treatment plan for patients, laying out the types of activities and specific goals to be accomplished.
  • Help people with various disabilities with different tasks, such as leading an autistic child in play activities.
  • Demonstrate exercises that can help relieve pain for people with chronic conditions.
  • Evaluate a patient’s home or workplace and, based on the patient’s health needs, identify potential improvements, such as labeling kitchen cabinets for an older person with poor memory.
  • Educate a patient’s family and employer about how to accommodate and care for the patient.
  • Recommend special equipment, such as wheelchairs and eating aids, and instruct patients on how to use that equipment.
  • Assess and records patients’ activities and progress for patient evaluations, for billing, and for reporting to physicians and other healthcare providers.
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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: ASSISTANT

PART TIME   •   ALL AREAS

JOB SUMMARY
Helps occupational therapy clients by providing rehabilitative services, under the direction of occupational therapists, to persons with mental, physical, emotional, or developmental impairments.

SKILLS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • A high school diploma, GED, or at least two years of direct care experience working with the Developmentally Disabled.
  • High level of ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Have adequate analytical, administrative and decision making skills.
  • Considerable knowledge regarding the needs of persons with disabilities, service planning, ability to work with other and manage crises.
  • Reliable and trustworthy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Verifies client information by interviewing client; reviewing and/or recording medical history; confirming purpose of treatment.
  • Helps clients improve their quality of life by helping them compensate for limitations, such as, helping injured workers improve their motor skills and re-enter the labor force, and teaching persons with learning disabilities to prepare meals or to use public transportation and increase their independence,
  • Follows treatment plan developed in collaboration with occupational therapist by teaching techniques, such as, the proper method of moving from a bed into a wheelchair, and the best ways to stretch and limber muscles; monitoring activities to make sure they are performed correctly; providing encouragement, bringing treatment that is not having the intended effect to the attention of the therapist
  • Maintains patient occupational therapy records by recording client’s progress for use by the occupational therapist.
  • Generates revenues by recording billing information of services rendered.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Serves and protects the occupational therapy practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances occupational therapy practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Documentation Skills
  • Scheduling
  • Verbal Communication
  • Patient Services
  • Health Care Administration
  • Hospital Environment
  • Teamwork
  • Use of Medical Technologies
  • Bedside Manner
  • Dependability
  • Health Promotion and Maintenance

SCHEDULE

  • Hours for this position may vary from full-time to part-time as well as from daytime, overnights and weekends.
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PHYSICAL THERAPIST

PART TIME   •   ALL AREAS

JOB SUMMARY:
The Physical Therapist provides physical therapy treatment and patient care according to hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines.

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION

  • Must be in posession of current state license or certification on or before the first day of employment.
  • CPR certification preferred unless otherwise required by hospital policy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Requires effective communication skills for working with patients, families, caregivers, and departmental and interdepartmental relationships.
  • Requires competency in physical therapy evaluation, assessment, care planning and treatment.
  • Requires task delegation and supervision of physical therapist assistants and technicians.
  • Maintains open and on-going communication with hospital departments to ensure patient, staff, and hospital needs are met.
  • Creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by providing patient safety and patient-centered treatment.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Successful completion of a degree from an accredited Master’s Degree program or accredited Bachelor’s Degree program, plus sufficient experience in the field.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT

  • Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.
  • Ability to lift, lower, push and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients.
  • Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements.
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PHYSICAL THERAPY: ASSISTANT

PART TIME   •   ALL AREAS

JOB SUMMARY:
The Physical Therapy Assistant  contributes to the PT effectiveness by identifying patient care issues; providing information and commentary; recommending options and courses of action; implementing physical therapy directives.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assesses patient health by interviewing patients; performing physical examinations; obtaining, updating, and studying therapy histories.
  • Assesses abnormal conditions by reviewing physical therapists’s interpretations of patient evaluations and test results.
  • Assesses abnormal conditions by reviewing physical therapist’s interpretations of patient evaluation and test results.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Perform therapeutic procedures by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities; and in using supportive devices, such as crutches, canes and prostheses.
  • Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; promoting wellness and health maintenance.
  • Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient managment plans.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Maintains production objectives by noting current treatement trends; monitoring actual physical therapy services rendered to production objectives.
  • Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by adhering to policy positions concerning federal, state, and local regulations, and jacho standards; anticipating emerging issues.
  • Updates knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances physical therapy and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Successful completion of a degree from an accredited program, plus sufficient experience in the field.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT

  • Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.
  • Ability to lift, lower, push and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients.
  • Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements.
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