Occupational Therapist

NHC Homecare Johnson City , TN 37601

Posted 3 weeks ago

PRN Position for OT

Definition:

The Occupational Therapist supervises and participates in the implementation of occupational therapeutic techniques for the rehabilitation of patients with physical disabilities, injuries, or diseases.

Line of Authority:

Director of Therapy Services, Administrator/Director of Services.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited course in occupational therapy as certified by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

  • Must be registered under the statutes of the state in which the occupational therapist will be practicing.

  • Active member of the State and National Occupational Therapy Associations preferred.

Performance Requirements:

  • Able to transfer, lift and guard patients safely with appropriate assistance.

  • Able to bend, stoop, squat and lift numerous times daily (70 80 lbs) in the care of patients and use of equipment.

  • Able to carry out fine motor skills with manual dexterity.

  • Mental acuity and judgment skills to adequately and safely perform job requirements.

  • Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual needs and clinical indications of the patients.

  • Able to learn, absorb and apply professional training.

  • Able to organize work procedures, assume responsibility and tactfully supervise others.

  • Able to speak in a clear, concise voice in order to communicate adequately.

  • Able to read, write and edit documentation.

  • Must have reliable personal transportation.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and supervises Occupational Therapy services.

  • Provides Occupational Therapy services as ordered by the referring physician and delegates appropriate portions of the treatment program to the licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant.

  • Instructs the Occupational Therapy staff in their delegated functions including precautions, special problems, contraindications, anticipated progress goals and plan for re-evaluation.

  • Evaluates, plans and supervises treatments and programs including the establishment of short-term and long-term goals for patients as approved by the physician with periodic re-evaluations.

  • Maintains patient care records as designated by the HomeCare agency, assuring that third party reimbursement qualifications are met, as well as all state/federal requirements

  • Consults with family members, physicians, and other health care professionals, as appropriate.

  • Participates in inservice training for Occupational Therapy.

  • Checks for safety, care and cleaning of equipment.

  • Serves as Utilization Review and/or Advisory Board Member as requested by Administrator/Director.

  • Conducts or contributes to occupational therapy related CQI, as requested.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary conferences to maintain continuity of patient care.

  • Provides Occupational Therapy services in accordance with all NHC HomeCare policies and procedures and state and federal guidelines.

  • Maintains knowledge base of HomeCare occupational therapy procedures and regulations as well as professional standards through attendance at workshops, and inservices and individual research and reading.

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