Occupational Therapist - Licensed - Home Health
Company: Interim HealthCare
Posted on: January 15, 2022
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Occupational therapy services are provided for treating physical
impairments, functional limitations, disabilities and/or changes in
physical function associated with a patient's health status. The
treatment and intervention provided is in accordance with the
patient's plan of care, accepted professional standards of
occupational therapy practice, applicable law and regulation, as
well as Interim HealthCare policies, procedures and clinical
Assists the physician or other licensed practitioner in evaluating
the level of patient function and performance and equipment needs,
as well as in developing the resulting plan of care/treatment
including appropriate long-term treatment goals, selection of
interventions, and the intensity, frequency and duration of
services to meet the needs of an individual patient.
Completes initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments at
appropriate time points as assigned.
Participates in ongoing interdisciplinary assessment of the
Participates in the development and evaluation of the plan of care
in partnership with the patient, representative (if any), and
Provides services that are ordered by the physician as indicated in
the plan of care.
Provides interventions and therapeutic treatment in accordance with
the physician certified plan of care and occupational therapy
professional standards of practice.
Selects and teaches task-oriented therapeutic activities designed
to restore physical function, and sensory-integrative function.
Teaches compensatory techniques to improve the level of
independence in the activities of daily living (ADLs).
Designs, fabricates and fits self-help devices.
Regularly assess changes in the patient's status since the last
visit/treatment day, and determines whether the planned services
should be modified, performing a re-evaluation and obtaining
revision orders from the physician as indicated.
Advises and consults with the family and/or other caregivers to
promote patient progress toward mutually agreed upon goals and
planning for discharge.
Counsels and educates the patient and the family, and other
caregivers to promote patient progress toward mutually established
goals and in meeting healthcare related needs.
Effectively communicates with other members of the
interdisciplinary healthcare team providing care to promote
coordination of patient care and planning for discharge.
Communicates with all physicians involved in the plan of care and
other health care practitioners (as appropriate) related to the
current plan of care.
Completes and submits timely, legible, accurate, relevant and
sufficient clinical documentation (written or electronic)
addressing the treatment and interventions provided, the patient's
response to the treatment and interventions, and the patient's
progress toward goals in accordance with professional standards of
practice, policy and procedures, and payor requirements.
Participates in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement
Participates in in-services or training, as requested.
Participates in the Office's Emergency Preparedness program, as
Supervises professional and paraprofessional staff, including
occupational therapy assistants, as assigned.
Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
Accesses personal health information ("PHI") necessary to fulfill
the above duties and responsibilities. - Access to use and ability
to disclose PHI is further defined by each
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
Current licensure or certification, if applicable, as an
occupational therapist in the state(s) in which he/she will
A graduate of an occupational therapy education program accredited
by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
(ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), or
its successor organizations of ACOTE and is eligible to take, or
has successfully completed the entry-level certification
examination for occupational therapists developed and administered
by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy,
In the last five (5) years, two (2) years of experience as an
occupational therapist that is relevant to the patient population
For Organizations That Must Meet the Medicare Conditions of
Refer to Addendum A of this job description for additional
qualifications that apply to:
licensed or otherwise regulated occupational therapists prior to
January 1, 2010; or
for occupational therapists educated outside of the United States
prior to January 1, 2010.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
Able to provide proof of current CPR certification, per
Able to demonstrate basic understanding of computers and workplace
Able to work with people, function well under stress, use clinical
judgment, be creative and accept challenges.
Able to effectively communicate in English with all levels of the
workforce, both clinical and non-clinical.
Able to perform and prioritize multiple functions or tasks.
Able to read and interpret technical instructions related to the
care of the patient and use of equipment in providing
Able to visually and aurally observe and assess the patient.
Able to effectively deal with multiple changes based on patient
needs and scheduling.
Able to provide proof of valid driver's license, if applicable.
Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if
assignment(s) include driving own vehicle to transport patient.
Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
Able to travel constantly within geographic area serviced by office
from assignment to assignment.
Meets the applicable health requirements to provide patient care
per applicable law or regulation.
Work is normally performed in a residence, aggregate living
facility, school or occupational setting.
Occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens
and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials and
situations that require following extensive safety precautions and
may include the use of protective equipment (e.g. face masks,
goggles, latex and or non-latex gloves).
Able to work flexible schedule and/or evening hours, as needed.
Able to constantly stand, walk, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach
Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers of
palm, i.e. manipulate pen, knobs or objects.
Able to constantly lift, reposition, and transfer patients.
Heavy physical activity that may require lifting, carrying, pushing
or pulling over 50 lbs., and physically stretching, bending,
stooping, twisting, standing, sitting, walking, reaching and
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