Occupational Therapist Assistant Opportunity
VNA Home Health Services - York,PA
full-time and part-time positions available
About the Position
Under the direct supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist, conducts specific in home treatment programs for individual patients at an entry to intermediate level.
The qualified candidate will be responsible for carrying out the following duties:
Carries out a program of routine motor activities and activities of daily living for assigned patients, as determined by evaluation performed by the Occupational Therapist.
Assists the Occupational Therapist in administering specified portions of the standard evaluations and elicits information regarding existing skills and capacities, according to the rules and regulations of the AOTA and POTA.
Coordinates occupational therapy activities in collaboration with the other members of the interdisciplinary team to facilitate achievement of established g.
Ensures compliance with regulations set forth by the regulatory agencies and state governing bodies.
Conducts or participates in training medical and nursing personnel in occupational therapy techniques.
Utilizes safe patient handling techniques for all patient transfers, lifts and positioning.
Complies with PA practice act related to communication with supervising Occupational Therapist.
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 ability.
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.
Collaborates with other team members to create a culture of patient centeredness and clinical excellence.
Acts as a role model in Red Rules compliance with a focus on hand hygiene and patient identifiers.
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.
6 months experience; home health experience preferred
Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant ; Graduate of an accredited occupational therapist assistant program
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. YorkHospital, a 570+ bed, Level 1 Trauma Center, Magnet designated community teaching hospital, and GettysburgHospital, 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.