Home Care Occupational Therapist

Location
Dallas, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
1/27/2018
Closes
2/20/2018
Specialty
Home Health
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
 
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  We have an immediate opportunity for a Home Care Occupational Therapist.

General Summary: Provide coordinated care to clients of all age groups. Plans, implements and evaluates client care plans to restore or maintain patient well-being. Evaluates occupational roles and performance of clients with physical, psycho-social and/or cognitive impairments. Provides intervention to deficits and elicits responses.

Patient Population: Has contact with patients of all ages in a clinical setting; understands and demonstrates appropriate behavior when interacting with patients in all populations.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform clinical assessments; identifies patient needs and appropriateness of client.
  • Document, prepare/revises and completes a Plan of Care (POC), progress notes, phone orders, and other clinical record documentation on an ongoing basis.
  • Apply concepts of infection control and universal precaution in coordination/performing client cares activities to protect both client and staff (OSHA).
  • Assess and facilitate through direct therapeutic intervention client’s ROM, strength, coordination, need for and use of adaptive equipment and environmental modifications, functional mobility and safety issues as related to client’s ADL performance needs.
  • Provides effective communication to clients, their families, team members, and other health care professionals. Facilitates the use of these skills by other team members to achieve desirable outcomes.
  • Evaluate client occupational performance in the areas of self-care, work, leisure and rest. Assess sensory-motor neuromuscular, psycho-social and cognitive-perceptual components of occupational behavior.
  • Monitors assigned cases to ensure compliance with requirements of third party payers.
  • Completes appropriate documentation in a timely manner to assure compliance with company policy.
  • Demonstrates commitment and professional growth by participating in in-service programs and maintaining/improving competency.
  • Meet mandatory continuing education requirements of the agency/licensing board.
  • Promote the company philosophy and administrative policies.
  • This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

    Requirements

    Supervises: None

    Experience: Two (2) years experience as an OT in a clinical care setting. Home health experience preferred.

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.

    Licensure/Certification:

  • Current license that is in good standing to practice as an OT in any/all applicable states.
  • Current CPR certificate.
  • Current driver’s license in good standing.
  • On-going employment as a OT requires maintenance of a valid OT license in the state which the therapist practices in and a valid CPR certificate at all times. It is the responsibility of the employee to renew these both before they expire in order to continue employment.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged standing/walking required.
  • The ability to lift/transfer up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and patient needs, make quick decisions and allocate resources under stressful conditions.
  • Meet patient/family individualized psycho social needs.
  • Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Environmental/Working Conditions:

  • Works in patient’s home in various conditions.
  • Possible exposure to blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids and infectious diseases.
  • Some exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call.
  • Ability to travel locally and work a flexible schedule.
  • Machinery/Tools/Equipment Requirements:

  • Reliable transportation and auto liability insurance
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