Occupational Therapist (Adult Care)
Company: At Home Healthcare
Posted on: May 13, 2022
Overview:A registered professional who provides occupational
therapy to patients of all age groups. Plans, implements, and
evaluates patient care plans to restore or maintain patient
well-being. Evaluates occupational roles and occupational
performance of patients with physical, psycho-social and/or
cognitive impairments. Provides interventions for deficits and
elicits responses. Participates in the coordination of
- Performs ongoing clinical assessment, including OASIS
assessments at appropriate time points to identify patient needs
and determine level of functioning and appropriateness of patient
for home care.
- Evaluates the patient's occupational performance in the areas
of self-care, work, leisure, and rest. Assesses sensory-motor
neuromuscular, psycho-social, and cognitive-perceptual components
of occupational behavior. Assesses physical, social, and cultural
components of the patient's occupational environment.
- Assesses and facilitates through direct therapeutic
intervention the patient's ROM, strength, coordination, need for
and use of adaptive equipment and environmental modifications,
functional mobility and safety issues as related to the patient's
ADL performance needs. Fabricates and maintains adaptive equipment
and hand splints.
- Develops and evaluates the plan of care in partnership with the
patient, representative (if any), and caregiver(s). Documents,
prepares, and completes clinical notes, phone order and other
clinical record documentation on an ongoing basis and in a timely
manner. Revises the POC based on evaluations and ongoing assessment
- Provides services that are ordered by the physician as
indicated on the POC; oversees other team members, when applicable,
in the performance of patient care that is consistent with the
- Accepts clinical assignments that are consistent with education
and competence to care for patients. Provides services that are
ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care,
including patient, caregiver and family counseling and patient and
caregiver education. Provides supervision and guidance to
occupational therapy assistants and home health aides as
- Applies concepts of infection control and standard precautions
in coordinating or performing patient care activities to prevent
contamination and transmission of disease.
- Communicates with all physicians involved in the POC and other
health care practitioners (as appropriate) related to the current
- Meets mandatory continuing education requirement of the Agency
and licensing board.
- Uses effective interpersonal relations and communication
skills; facilitates the use of these skills by other team members
to achieve desirable outcomes.
- Provides patient caregiver, and family counseling; provides
patient and caregiver education.
- Assists and instructs patients and their families in transfer
techniques appropriate to patient abilities. Instructs on use of
equipment such as walkers, wheelchair, canes, etc., in a safe
manner. Utilizes appropriate therapy equipment specific to
patients' diagnoses and needs.
- Promotes the Agency philosophy and administrative
- Demonstrates commitment, professional growth, and
- Participates in the Agency's QAPI program.
- Participates in Agency-sponsored in-service training.
Physical, Mental, Miscellaneous Demands
- Ability to do heavy lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, and
standing. Prolonged standing and walking required.
- Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet
deadlines and patient needs and to meet patient and family
individualized psychosocial needs.
- Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
- Must have and maintain valid Driver's License, and proof of
current valid auto liability insurance.
- Requires current CPR certificate, and the ability to maintain a
current CPR certificate.
- Requires ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally
and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds
continuously to move objects.
- Work deals mostly with areas such as preparing and reading data
and figures, records, reports, visual inspection involving small
details. Although important, depth perception and field of vision
(peripheral) are not as critical as the ability to distinguish
small details and markings very near to the observer.
- Requires ability to grasp, pull, push, carry or otherwise
manipulate objects; ability to perform tasks requiring action of
muscles or groups of muscles and foot and/or hand-eye
- Requires ability to communicate clearly and make
self-understood effectively in face-to-face interactions;
articulate with accuracy to communicate using phone.
- Requires ability to hear and receive verbal instructions
correctly, answer phones, communicate professionally with people in
situations with some background noise.
- Requires ability to concentrate on fine detail with frequent
interruption; ability to focus attention on tasks for 10-20 minutes
at a time on a continuous basis, 20-60 minutes on occasion.
- Requires ability to understand and relate to specific ideas one
at a time and to the concepts behind specific ideas; ability to
remember verbal and written tasks/assignments from a few hours to
several day periods.
- Position requires sitting approximately 60% of time
standing/stooping/bending/ climbing approximately 20% of time; and
walking approximately 20% of time.
- Excellent computer software skills necessary to produce
accurate documents and materials required.
- Requires ability to work effectively under minimal supervision;
exercise excellent, sound professional judgment and maintain
confidentiality.Qualifications:Education: Bachelor of Science in
Licensure: Current State License as an Occupational Therapist or if
licensure does not apply, meets one of the requirements listed in
42 CFR -484.115(f). A military spouse may engage in the practice of
occupational therapy without obtaining the applicable occupational
therapy license if the military spouse is currently licensed in
good standing by another jurisdiction of the U.S. that has
licensing requirements that are substantially equivalent to the
requirements for the license in this state. Current driver's
Experience: One year experience as an Occupational Therapist
Skills: Therapy skills as defined as generally accepted standards
of practice. Good interpersonal skills. Proof of current CPR.
Knowledge of durable medical equipment.
Transportation: Reliable transportation and valid and current auto
Environmental /Working Conditions: Works in a health care facility
or patients' homes in various conditions; possible exposure to
blood and bodily fluids and infectious diseases; ability to work a
flexible schedule; ability to travel locally; some exposure to
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