Occupational Therapist - Home Health - PRN

Company: HomeChoice Health Services ( Learn More )

General Information
US-MS-Biloxi
N/A
Not Specified
Full-Time
At least 1 year(s)
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False
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Job Description Unique Opportunity for a Occupational Therapist with a Home Health Leader -
Become A Senior Advocate! 

Home Choice Health Services of Biloxi is an exciting joint venture with Almost Family, a leading provider of home health nursing, rehabilitation and personal care services. Our Senior Advocacy Mission raises the bar with programs designed to achieve better outcomes for our patients. For over 30 years, we have developed a culture that fosters innovation, clinical excellence, and integrity.

Summary: The Occupational Therapist contracted or employed through the Agency provides a variety of services to patients, to include coordination, implementation and supervision of the clinical practice of occupational therapy services. The Occupational Therapist is responsible for providing comprehensive diagnostic, consultative, and/or treatment services for individuals with disorders that cause impaired functioning in activities of daily living. Plans, directs, or conducts therapy modalities designed to improve patient quality of life. Responsibilities:• Evaluates patient's functional status (muscle function, endurance, visual coordination, written and verbal communication skills, self-care ability, work capacity, etc.). Evaluates home environment for hazards or barriers to more independent living. Identifies equipment needs. Participates in the development of the total plan of care.
• Develops treatment program and establishes goals for improved function. Communicates plan of care to referring physician and other Agency professionals.
• May teach new skills or retrain patient in once familiar daily activities that have been lost due to illness or injury, in accordance with Agency and Organization policy.
• May fabricate splints and instruct patient in the use of various types of adaptive equipment to improve function.
• May train patient in the use of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices.
• Maintains appropriate clinical records, clinical notes, and reports to the physician any changes in the patient's condition. Submits these records in accordance with Agency and Organization policy.
• Maintains contact/communication with other personnel involved in the patient's care to promote coordinated, efficient care.
• Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and refers as appropriate.
• Instructs patient's family/caregiver and other Agency health care personnel in patient's treatment regime when indicated and appropriate.
• Supervises certified occupational therapy assistants according to organization policy and state regulations.
• When therapy is the only skilled service, instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care per Agency guidelines and regulations.
• Participates in discharge planning for patient.
• Should be good steward of all agency financial resources, including but not limited to arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services needed.
• Performs duties in accordance of and under the direction/supervision as defined by the Agency's organizational chart.
• Follows agency policies and procedures. Maintains confidentiality of patients and agency information.
• Participates in appropriate team conferences, staff meetings, in-service and committees with physicians and agency staff to ensure continuity of care.
• Completes and submits all documentation, including clinical and progress notes in a timely manner according to agency policy.
• Attends in-service and education as required.• Adheres to Federal/ State guidelines rules regulations, statutes and law.
• Follows the Code of Conduct policy.
• Complies with corporate and departmental policies and procedures. Requirements:

Licenses/Certifications:
•Current/active license as Occupational Therapist in the State.
•Registered with the National Registration Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
•Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.
•Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
•Must complete required department competencies to validate and maintain competency.

Education/Experience:
Education: Graduate of an occupational therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association. Experience: Minimum one year of clinical experience as an occupational therapist, preferably in acute care facility, out- patient, home healthcare or skilled nursing facility.

Benefits:

Almost Family, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefits package that helps safe guard your health and well- being, and provides savings options for you and your family. We offer the following benefits to full time employees:
• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• Life and Accidental Death Insurance
• Voluntary Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical & Dependent Care)
• Paid vacation, sick days, holidays and personal time
• 401-k Retirement Plan

If you have a passion for seniors, a special place awaits you on our Senior Advocacy Team!


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