||Treating seniors with the compassion and quality of home care they deserve is not only part of the mission of Senior Home Care, it is at the very core of everything we do. Each year, the divisions of Senior Home Care deliver care to more than 50,000 seniors with personalized home health care programs created with the individual and their specific needs in mind. We are currently looking to add a dynamic LOccupational Therapist to our team.
1. Evaluates patient’s functional status. Evaluates home environment for hazards or barriers to more independent living. Identifies equipment needs. Participates in the development of the total plan of care.
2. Performs work capacity evaluations, as needed, and refers to specialized vocational training in accordance with organization policy.
3. Develops treatment program and establishes goals for improved function. Communicates plan of care to referring physician and other organization professionals.
4. Teaches new skills or re-educates patients in once familiar daily activities that have been lost due to illness or injury, in accordance with organization policy.
5. Fabricates splints and instruct patients in the use of various types of adaptive equipment to improve function.
6. Educates patients in the use of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices.
7. Maintains appropriate clinical records, clinical notes, and reports to the physician any changes in the patient’s condition. Submits these records in accordance with organization policy.
8. Maintains contact/communication with other personnel involved in the patient’s care to promote coordinated, efficient care.
9. Attends and contributes to in-services, case conferences, and other meetings as required by organization policy to ensure coordinated and comprehensive plans of care for the patients.
10. Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and refers as appropriate.
11. Instructs patient’s family/caregiver and other organization health care professionals in patient’s treatment regime when indicated and appropriate.
12. Provides supervision of the Occupational Therapy Assistant in accordance with state standards governing home health agencies.
13. Other aspects and demands of the job not listed above:
• Uses proper body mechanics when lifting and moving patients and objects in order to protect self and patient from injury.
• Appropriately selects and uses assistive devices and safety equipment in order to perform safe transfers, ambulation, and bed mobility. (Gait belt, sliding board, draw sheet, lift)
• In case of emergency or sudden patient fall, uses good judgment and body mechanics to carefully slide/ lower patient to the floor to prevent or minimize injury to therapist and patient.
The above statements are only meant 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 this description.