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Occupational Therapist - PT

OSS Health
Job Description
Description:
The Occupational Therapist (OT) provides occupational therapy for home health patients in accordance with the individual patient’s needs and goals as addressed in the plan of care. The OT must have knowledge and understanding of a patient’s illness or injury and the ability to assess these needs and plan appropriate interventions. The role of the occupational therapist is to work as part of the home care team including RN, PT, SLP, MSW and Home Health Aides to assist the patient in achieving their optimum goals.
Qualifications and Education:
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 of two years clinical experience as an Occupational Therapist. Community/home health experience preferred.
Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification:
  • Current license as an Occupational Therapist from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or made application for same.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license.
  • Must have the use of an automobile in good working condition and automobile insurance.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check.
  • Maintains current CPR certification.
 
Essential Duties and 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 independent living.
  • Participates in the development of and communicates the plan of care to attending physician, home care team members and patient/family and/or caregivers as it relates to occupational therapy services.
  • Teaches patient and/or family/caregivers new skills or retrains in activities of daily living, in accordance with the plan of care.
  • Fabricates splints as needed and instructs patient, families and/or caregivers in the use of various types of adaptive equipment to improve function.
  • May train patient, family and/or caregiver in the use of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices.
  • Reports patient’s reaction to treatment or changes in care to patient’s physician as needed and appropriate. 
  • Instructs and educates other home care personnel, patient and/or family/caregivers in patient’s therapy treatment regime, as well as the goals of therapy. 
  • Participates in OSS Health At Home’s Quality Management/Assurance program as requested.
  • Confers with the attending physician, home health team members and patient and/or family/caregivers to promote coordinated and comprehensive care.
  • Participates in meetings, in-services and other related activities as needed.
  • Maintains appropriate clinical records, progress notes and reports to the physician and submits these records in a timely manner in accordance with OSS Health At Home, state and federal guidelines and regulations.
  • Meets or exceeds delivery of OSS Health At Home service standards in a consistent fashion.
  • Adheres to OSS Health At Home’s Code of Conduct.
  • Complies with local, state and federal laws, Medicare home health regulations and established OSS Health At Home’s company policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a professional attitude and demeanor; communicates effectively and relates courteously and cooperatively with patients, caregivers, colleagues, supervisor, co-workers and all others. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate optimism, enthusiasm and willingness to work constructively with other health care team members and reflect concern for the well-being of patients and others.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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