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HOME CARE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Job Description:

  • Provides patient care services along with direct treatment and follow-up.
  • Evaluates patients new to service where there are physician orders, utilizing motor evaluation, sensory-perceptual-cognitive evaluation, and/or performance evaluation as indicated by the patient s condition.
  • Develops a plan of care appropriate to the patient s diagnosis, utilizing assessment findings and data.
  • Establish measureable goals in compliance with patient s physical assessment.
  • Documents patient care data accurately, thoroughly, and in a timely matter, reflecting evidence of improvement/progress/decline in patient s condition.
  • Coordinate regularly with COTA s and provide monthly supervision of the COTA s patient care.
  • Submits the daily/weekly patient visit schedule to the Scheduler.
  • Communicates as necessary with intercompany and intracompany contacts.
  • Discusses company and third party reimbursement policies and guidelines with the patient/family and discuss treatment plans with the Patient Care Coordinator, physician, and patient/family.
  • Coordinates with Patient Care Coordinator in making referrals to appropriate disciplines.
  • Provides in-service education, health care professional education, and public education in addition to supervising peers and supporting personnel and students in training as needed by the company.
  • Conducts research and assists with orientation of new employees as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum bachelor s degree in occupational therapy from an accredited school of occupational therapy, successful completion of the National Certification Exam and current licensure from the state where therapy will be provided.
  • Prefer a minimum of one year s therapeutic experience in a non-home health care environment.
  • Strong knowledge of theory and concepts relating to the practice of physical therapy and the ability to evaluate and treat patients for whom a physician s order exists.
  • CPR certified and strong communication and organization skills.
  • Minimum of twelve hours of continuing education annually.
  • Accept travel and working conditions as assigned.


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