1. Provides a variety of occupational therapy services to clients in their place of residence in accordance with physician's authorized plan of care and a treatment plan established by the occupational therapist. Accepts only patients referred by the occupational therapist.
2. Treats and instructs patients/caregivers according to exercise program developed by the Occupational Therapist, to relieve pain, develop and restore function, and maintain performance, using occupational therapy means such as therapeutic exercise, training to develop independent living and daily living skills.
3. Directs and aids patients/caregivers according to the exercise program developed by the Occupational Therapist.
4. Determines patient’s adaptive equipment needs, in consultation with the occupational therapist.
5. Directs and aids patients/caregivers in established exercise regime, to include next scheduled visit.
6. Reports changes in the patient’s condition to the occupational therapist or registered nurse case manager, as indicated.
7. Performs home visit on the date requested by the occupational therapist.
8. Develops, prepares and maintains individualized patient care progress records with accuracy, timeliness and according to policies. Submits accurate and complete documentation within 24 hours of visit.
9. Follows all Agency policies and procedures regarding service delivery, documentation, and care coordination.
10. Teaches, supervises and counsels patient and family regarding home exercise program established by the occupational therapist. Utilizes agency educational material as appropriate.
11. Assures coordination and continuity of plan of care by maintaining liaison with other health care professionals assigned to the same patient. Attends patient care conferences, and initiates patient care conferences for complex and/or multidisciplinary patients whenever needed to insure good coordination of care.
12. Participates in quality assessment and performance improvement program, including clinical record review, intra and inter committees as assigned.
13. Cooperates with appropriate staff and assists with provision of staff education as requested.
14. Able to assess data reflective of a patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs.
1. License to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in the State of Michigan.
2. Graduation from an accredited occupational therapy assistant program.
3. Current Michigan Driver’s License.
4. Willingness to drive in all kinds of weather within agency service area.
5. Ability to work the hours required by the agency including evening and weekend hours as needed.
6. Health and stamina sufficient to perform the job.