Rehab Services - VNA Home Health - York
About the Position
- full-time and part-time options available*
Under general supervision, provides in home occupational therapy services at an entry to intermediate skills level to individual patients according to the principles and practices of occupational therapy. Directs patient participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance performance; facilitates the learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity.
The qualified candidate will be responsible for carrying out the following duties:
Evaluates patient using evidence based evaluation techniques.
Plans individualized occupational therapy program with a variety of sensorimotor, educational, recreational and social activities based on the individual’s physical capacity, intelligence level, and interests/goals.
Provides instructions in therapeutic procedures to be continued by the patient.
Coordinates occupational therapy activities in collaboration with the other members of the interdisciplinary team to facilitate achievement of goals established.
Conducts or participates in training medical and nursing personnel in occupational therapy techniques and objectives.
Utilizes safe patient handling techniques for all patient transfers, lifts and positioning.
Provides supervision of COTAs and Rehab Aides as required by PA practice act.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
Maintains patient record, as required by profession, with accurate documentation to support medical necessity and functional abilities.
Ensures the process design of established policies/procedures, objectives, quality management, safety, environment and infection control standards are utilized consistently.
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.
Acts as a role model in Red Rules compliance with a focus on hand hygiene and patient identifiers.
Collaborates with other team members to create a culture of patient centeredness and clinical excellence.
Utilizes SBAR as a standard method of communication in all aspects of patient care.
Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
1 – 2 years experience; home health preferred
PA Licensed Occupational Therapist
Graduate of an accredited program in occupational therapy
Able to work in a team environment
WellSpan Health is a not-for-profit, community based health care system serving more than 650,000 people in south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. York Hospital, a 570+ bed, Level 1 Trauma Center, Magnet designated community teaching hospital, and Gettysburg Hospital, a 76-bed acute-care facility, are the cornerstones of the health system. In April 2012, WellSpan Health opened the WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital a 73-bed state-of-the art hospital, to care for patients recovering from strokes, traumas, chronic disease complications and orthopedic injuries. The organization has received significant, national recognition, including being named a “Top 100 Integrated Health Network” by Verispan, being one of the “Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities” by Health Imaging and IT. WellSpan Health is an integrated health system with more than 60 care sites, more than 8,700 employees and seven residency programs.
Wellspan Health facilities are located in York and Adams counties, which offer an ideal living environment to match the quality of work-life balance you’re seeking. Both communities offer abundant outdoor and cultural activities, including restaurants, theatre, golf courses, hiking trails, water sports and historic tours. The communities are a short drive from several, large metropolitan areas including the Baltimore/DC metro area and Philadelphia.
If you value a strong sense of community, the more palatable pace of rural living, and the convenience of a workplace close to home, you’ll realize the advantages of considering Wellspan Health as part of your future.