Occupational Therapist

US-NY-Vallhalla
9 months ago
Job ID
2016-9904
# Positions
1
ArchCare at Home
Experience (Years)
2
Category
Rehabilitation Services
Work Days Per Week
1
Shift
D
Shift Start Time
9:00 AM
Shift End Time
5:00 PM
Type
Fee for Service
# Hours
7.5

Overview

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for evaluating the patient’s level of physical functioning in the Rehabilitation Coordinator and to provide training and/or assistive devices to eliminate or reduce areas of deficit.  The therapist works with other professional staff to establish rehabilitation and maintenance goals and activities in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and Agency policies.

Responsibilities

  1. Carries out the Agency’s mission, philosophy, goals and objectives within guidelines of Agency policy and position function.

 

  1. Performs an initial and ongoing occupational therapy evaluation according to AOTA standards of practice and New York State

 

  1. Provides occupational therapy services for the patient as ordered by the patient’s physician.

 

  1. Develops a plan of care with patient and caregiver involvement and in collaboration with the nurse, identifying short and long term goals.

 

  1. Evaluates, instructs and monitors specific functional exercise programs to increase strength, range of motion and coordination of upper extremities.

 

  1. Provides tools and other adaptive equipment for activities of daily living.

 

  1. Teaches use of adaptive equipment to patient, caregiver and other appropriate health team personnel to assist the patient to achieve maximum independence.

 

  1. Develops diversional activities in the home for the patient.

 

  1. Maintains communication with physician and other personnel involved in the patient’s care, through written reports, attendance at meetings and confirmed telephone calls.

 

  1. Documents general information, provisional diagnosis, special precautions, description of treatment rendered on the progress notes for each visit and in the discharge summary.

 

  1. Observes, records and reports to the physician and the nurse, the patient’s reaction to treatment and any changes in the patient’s condition.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of program in occupational therapy approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association; or a graduate of a curriculum in occupational therapy which is recognized by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and is eligible for registration with the American Occupational Therapy Association.

 

  • A current New York State license to practice as an Occupational Therapist.

 

  • A minimum of two year’s general occupational therapy experience with current home health, medical, surgical or critical care experience.

 

  • Possess and maintain good physical stamina and mental health, including satisfactory health clearance as required by New York State regulations and Agency policy.

 

  • Current Driver’s License, required insurance and car available for work as required.

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