Former Occupational Therapist at The Scripps Research Institute
almost 2 years ago
FAST! Time management is key! Patients need to be seen back to back and time needs to be allotted for prompt yet efficient charting. After clocking in, you get started with the first patient. If they are new to you, a quick chart review will be needed. Decide what activity or intervention you will be implementing as you walk to the room. Allot for time if you are transporting the patient to the gym area, or if you need to grab a few items to bring into the room with you. Allow for time to transition at the end of the session, chart notes, and get to the next patient. This is repeated all day long until your shift is up. You may be given orders to see patients on other floors of the hospital, which you will need to be prepared for as well. Occasionally there may be a need for a home visit to assess the safety of the home the patient is returning to after discharge.