• Occupational Therapist

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    ID 2018-1126
    Category
    Clinical – CHHA
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    To plan, implement and provide occupational therapy services as prescribed as by the attending physician.

    Responsibilities

    • Assesses occupational therapy needs by applying objective diagnostic and prognostic test.
    • Prepares initial assessment of the patient’s condition and perform periodic re-assessments.
    • Prepare initial assessment of the patient’s condition and perform periodic reassessment.
    • Develops a plan of care in accordance with the authorized practitioner’s prescription for therapy services.
    o The plan must include the type of services rendered estimated duration of treatment, and amount and frequency of visits.
    o The patient’s plan of care must include clearly defined, measurable short and long term goals with time frames to measure outcomes.
    • Provides occupational therapy treatment according to established goals, in collaboration with the patient’s physician.
    • Documents the patient’s response to treatment and modify the treatment plan and objectives as needed after notifying the patient’s physician.
    • Instructs health care personnel, the patient and family in the techniques and principles necessary for safe management and maximum restoration of mobility and function.
    • Completes cases conferences, 60 day, and transfer and discharge summaries when indicated.
    • Prepares all documentation on the appropriate forms.
    • Participates in the development and periodic revision of the physician’s Plan of treatment with the Home Care Coordinator.
    • Participates in case conferences, staff meeting and in-service programs as needed and as designated by the Rehab Manager.
    • Works with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team to develop appropriate interventions in order to achieve clinical and functional goals
    • Participates in the agency’s Quality Assurance Performance Improvement/PIP as assigned.
    • Submits visit notes, at least weekly, or within 7 days after completion of each home visit,
    o Provides written Home exercise programs to client and Home Care coordinator and instruct patient/family/caregiver as per physician’s instructions.
    o Demonstrates sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding suspected violation of corporate compliance regulations.
    o Reports all suspected violations to supervisor, Compliance Officer or Compliance Hotline.
    o Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Graduate of an Occupational therapy school approved by: The American Occupational Therapy Association; The Council on Medical Education and American OT Association of the Council on Medical Education of Hospitals for the American Medical Associate.
    • License and current registration to practice as a Registered Occupational Therapist in New York State.
    • Two (2) years institutional and/or home care experience required.
    • Satisfy the state health status requirements.

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