Position Title: Occupational Therapist
Department : VNA
Shift:part time - Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8a-4p
POSITION SUMMARY: To provide quality care to clients in their home. The scope of practice includes direct client care and advocacy.
AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE All Care is committed to Service Excellence, outstanding communication and exceeding the expectations of those we serve, including our patients, our referral sources, those who support our agency and each other. The agency recognizes employees who deliver on this commitment through a formal recognition program. At minimum, All Care expects each employee to maintain a positive, respectful attitude, to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management, to meet departmental productivity standards, while keeping current the necessary skills to work in the home care environment. Each employee is expected to maintain open, honest and appropriate confidential communications with all customer groups in order to foster an effective service environment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides care in accordance with professional standards of practice.
Maintains the level of clinical expertise necessary to meet the needs of the home care population.
Maintains patient confidentiality as required by HIPAA.
Complies with infection control in accordance with Agency policy.
Seeks out additional supervision or resources as needed.
Submits patient visit schedule timely and accurately to ensure adequate patient care.
Will notify scheduler of availability and any updates to their schedule as their day progresses.
Provides home health aid supervision in accordance with Federal/State regulations and Agency policy as assigned.
Reports clinical status to primary clinician and/or other appropriate staff.
Performs any other duty or responsibility assigned by his/her supervisor.
Check company email on normally scheduled days as well as each Thursday after 2pm and respond to any time sensitive requests(i.e. QI, Billing, etc.)
Completes clinical assessments per Federal/State regulations, Agency policy, and professional best practices.
Develops an individual plan of care including patient specific goals for each admission.
Follows the established plan of care.
Completes reassessment visit per Federal regulation and Agency policy.
Establishes goals that are measurable, attainable and pertinent to patient's condition and rehabilitation potential.
Makes appropriate referrals for other services within the agency and community.
Updates and revises the plan of care and interventions as appropriate.
Provides appropriate teaching interventions to each client's status as appropriate.
Develops discharge plans.
Demonstrates knowledge of contraindications/precautions in relation to diagnosis and/or treatment.
Communicates with primary clinician and other clinical team members as needed to promote optimal patient care.
Participates and documents case conferences with other clinical team members as needed.
Completes documentation in accordance with Federal/State regulations, Agency Policy and per professional best practices.
Documents client's level of understanding and response to teaching on every visit.
Documents functional status in terms that are measurable.
Documents on each visit client's progress towards goals including barriers that impede progress.
Documents a skill for each billable visit.
Documents at point of care.
Complies with agency policy regarding computer transfers.
Any other tasks assigned by supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS Experience, Education and Licensure Graduate of School of Occupational Therapy accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Maintaining registration with NBCOT is recommended, but not required. Licensed to practice Occupational Therapy in the state where services are rendered. One year of experience as a staff Occupational Therapist under qualified supervision in a hospital, clinic or certified home care agency. Must be familiar with MS Word, Outlook and Excel.
Unless otherwise agreed upon by employer, employee must have a valid drivers license. Furthermore, employee shall have use of a vehicle during working times and insurance as a driver of that automobile.
Language Skills Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The employee is expected to act as a role model and to adhere to all Agency policies.
Nothing in this Job Description restricts the Company's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at anytime. This position is at will, which means that it can be terminated by the employee holding the position or by the Company at anytime, with or without notice or cause.