Occupational Therapist - PRN
Company: Helping Hands Home Care Service
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Helping Hands is expanding and looking for Occupational
Therapist to be part of our company growth and diversification.
Helping Hands is looking for part-time or PRN
The Occupational Therapist provides occupational therapy for the
agencys patients in accordance with the individual patients needs
and goals as addressed in the plan of care. The Occupational
Therapist must have knowledge and understanding of a patients
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 health care team including RN, COTA,
PT, PTA, SLP, MSW and Home Health Aides to assist the patient in
achieving their optimum goals.
Provides occupational therapy services to patients according to a
plan of care. This may include, but is not limited to: Evaluating
patients functional status, muscle function, endurance, visual
coordination, written and verbal communication skills, self-care
ability, work capacity, etc.
Evaluating home environment for hazards or barriers to independent
Participating in the development of and communicating the plan of
care to attending physician, home care team members and patient,
family and/or caregivers as it relates to occupational therapy
Teaching patient and/or family/caregivers new skills or re-train in
activities of daily living, in accordance with the plan of
Fabricating splints as needed and instructing patient, family
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 patients reaction to treatment or changes in care to
patients physician as needed and appropriate.
Instructs and educates other home care personnel, patient, family
and/or caregivers in patients therapy treatment regimen, as well as
the goals of therapy.
Supervises the Certified Occupation Therapy Assistant (COTA), which
includes, but is not limited to, the following activities: Provides
direction and instruction regarding the care provided by the
Performs an on-site supervisory visit at the patients home, a
minimum, every thirty (30) days or more frequently to guarantee
that the plan of care is implemented, followed and that
patient/family are satisfied with the care and services being
provided. Documents supervisory visits in the patient record.
Conducts regularly scheduled case conferences, either face-to-face
or by telephone, and patient record reviews with COTA.
Conducts employee performance evaluations for the COTA at the
completion of the probationary period and annually thereafter.
Participates in the agencys Quality Assessment and Performance
Participates as a member of the Professional Advisory Committee and
reports all appropriate and relevant information relative to the
provision of clinical services.
Confers with the attending physician, home health team members and
patient and/or family/caregivers to promote coordinated and
Completes a minimum of 12 hours of inservices per year.
Participates in meetings and other related activities as
Maintains appropriate clinical records, progress notes and reports
to the physician and submits these records in a timely manner in
accordance with agency policy, state and federal guidelines and
Instructs patient and/or family/caregiver and other team members in
the patients treatment regimen as indicated.
Meets or exceeds delivery of agency service standards in a
Adheres to the agencys Code of Conduct.
Complies with local, state and federal laws, Medicare home health
regulations and established agency policies and procedures.
The primary responsibility statements are intended to be a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities
performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be
requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in
Must maintain a professional attitude and demeanor and be able to
communicate effectively and relate courteously and cooperatively
with patients, caregivers, colleagues, Clinical Manager, 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.
This position requires the Occupational Therapist to work in a
variety of environments (housing styles, cleaning and maintenance,
heating and cooling) during visits to patients in their place of
Visual/hearing ability must be sufficient to comprehend
Must have ability sufficient to ambulate throughout a patient's
home, navigating stairs and other physical barriers typical to
Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and travel to and visit in
patients homes in varying weather and road conditions.
Must be able to deal effectively with stress.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
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.
Minimum of two years clinical experience as an Occupational
Therapist. Community/ home health experience preferred.
Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification :
Current and valid license as an Occupational Therapist in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the Occupational Therapy Act (63
Valid drivers license and reliable transportation that is insured
in accordance with Pennsylvania requirements.
Satisfactory references from employers and/or professional
Satisfactory criminal background check.
Helping Hands Home Care Service is an Equal Opportunity
Services are provided, referrals are made, and employment actions
are made without regard to race, gender, gender expression, sexual
orientation, color, national origin, culture practices and beliefs,
ancestry, religious creed, economic status, disability (mental or
physical), marital status or age.
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