Occupational Therapist Homecare
Company: Interim HealthCare
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Interim Healthcare's Daytona Beach Home Health Agency, has an
immediate need for Occupational - Therapists in Volusia County. -
Our positions can be structured as salaried or "per diem" status. -
We offer competitive pay, mileage reimbursement, free CEUs and the
opportunity to earn group health benefits. - If you are interested
in learning more about our opportunities, please submit your resume
and we will be in touch with you.Interim Healthcare, founded in
1966, is one of the nation's leading home care, hospice and medical
staffing companies. - Interim's more than 300 independently owned
and operated franchise locations - nationwide provide a variety of
home health career opportunities for nurses, therapists and
paraprofessionals.Thank you for your time and consideration.General
Purpose:Occupational therapy is provided for the purpose of
treating physical impairments, functional limitations, disabilities
and/or changes in physical function associated with a patient's
health status. - The treatment and intervention provided is in
accordance with the patient's plan of care, accepted professional
standards of occupational therapy practice, applicable law and
regulation, as well as Interim HealthCare policies, procedures and
clinical pathways.Essential Functions:
- Assist the physician or other licensed practitioner in
evaluating the level of patient function and performance and
equipment needs, as well as in developing the resulting plan of
care/treatment including appropriate long term treatment goals,
selection of interventions, and the intensity, frequency and
duration of services to meet the needs of an individual
- Completes initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments at
appropriate time points as assigned.
- Provide interventions and therapeutic treatment in accordance
with the physician certified plan of care and occupational therapy
professional standards of practice.
- Select and teach task-oriented therapeutic activities designed
to restore physical function, and sensory-integrative
- Teach compensatory technique to improve the level of
independence in the activities of daily living (ADLs).
- Design, fabricate and fit self-help devices.
- Regularly assess changes in the patient's status since the last
visit/treatment day, and determine whether the planned services
should be modified, performing a re-evaluation and obtaining
revision orders from the physician as indicated.
- Advise and consult with the family and/or other caregivers to
promote patient progress toward mutually agreed upon goals and
planning for discharge.
- Participate in educating the patient and the family, and other
caregivers to promote patient progress toward mutually established
- Actively communicate with other members of the
interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary healthcare team providing
care to the patient to promote coordination of care.
- Prepare and submit timely, legible, relevant and sufficient
documentation - whether written or electronic - of treatment and
skilled intervention provided and client and family's response to
interventions, as well as appropriate reports of a patient's
progress toward goals in accordance with professional standards of
practice, policy and procedures, and payor requirements.
- Participate in quality and performance improvement
- Participates in in-services or training, as requested.
- Able to perform CPR, per organization-specific policy.
- Supervise professional and paraprofessional staff, including
occupational therapy assistants, as assigned.
- Read and interpret technical instructions related to the care
of the patient and use of equipment in providing treatment.
- Visually and aurally observe and assess the patient.
- Perform and prioritize multiple functions or tasks to
effectively deal with multiple changes based on patient needs and
- Provide proof of valid driver's license, as per
- Provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if
assignment(s) include driving own vehicle to transport patient per
- Travel within geographic area serviced by the home care or
- Complete other assignments as requested and assigned.
- Meet the health requirements to provide patient care per
applicable law or regulation.
- Access, use and disclosure of personal health information
("PHI") necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities
and as defined by each organization.Minimum Education & Experience
- Current licensure or certification as an occupational
therapist, as applicable, in the state(s) in which he or she will
practice, unless licensure or certification does not exist;
- Graduate of an accredited occupational therapy education
program or equivalent recognized by the American Occupational
Therapy Association (AOTA.)
- Evidence of passing the examination for occupational therapy
administered by the National Board for Certification in
Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) or equivalent recognized by the
AOTA or evidence of eligibility for an OT exam as recognized by the
- In the last five (5) years, two (2) years of experience as an
occupational therapist that is relevant to the patient population
assigned.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Meets applicable state and federal health screening
- Pass federal and state required criminal and abuse background
checks where required.
- Verification of employment eligibility (I-9) in accordance with
local, state, and federal law and regulations.For Organizations
That Must Meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation: Additional
requirements apply as per Addendum A of this job description. - An
occupational therapist must meet 1 of 4 options for qualification
to provide care under the Medicare home health, hospice or
outpatient therapy benefits.Working Conditions & Physical Effort: -
- Work is normally performed in a residence, aggregate living
facility, school or occupational setting.
- Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous
materials and situations that require following extensive safety
precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
- Able to effectively communicate with all levels of the
workforce, both clinical and non-clinical.
- Ability to visually and auditorialy observe and assess the
- Ability to work flexible schedule and/or evening hours, as
- Heavy physical activity that may require lifting, carrying,
pushing or pulling over 50 lbs., and physically stretching,
bending, and stooping.
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