Occupational Therapist (O/T) Home Health
Occupational Therapist Job Description: The occupational therapist facilitates development and rehabilitation of patients with mental, emotional, and physical disabilities by planning and administering medically prescribed occupational therapy.
Occupational Therapist Job Duties:
- Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining occupational therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
- Helps patient develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities by implementing programs involving manual arts and crafts, practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, and homemaking skills, activities of daily living, and sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities; directing aides, technicians, and assistants.
- Promotes maximum independence by selecting and constructing therapies according to individual's physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest.
- Evaluates results of occupational therapy by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommending and implementing adjustments and modifications.
- Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.
- Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
- Maintains patient confidence and protects home health operations by keeping information confidential.
- Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
- Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
- Projects a positive and professional image at all times.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree or better in Occupational Therapy from an accredited institution.
- Successful completion of the National Certification for Occupational Therapy.
- Nebraska and/or Iowa State Licensure
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Physical requirements for this position are classified as medium under the Department of Labor classification. The employee must be capable of exerting 20 – 50 pounds of force occasionally, 10 – 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 pounds of force frequently.
While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, bend, or crouch; use hands to manipulate tools, equipment, or controls; reach with hands and arms, balance, lift, and perform medium to maximum transfer assists with patients.
The employee will work most often at the patient home.