Occupational Therapist

Unitypoint Health Waterloo , IA 50702

Posted 1 week ago

Overview

$10K Sign on bonus (external candidates)

Occupational Therapist

UnityPoint at Home

Monday

  • Friday 8 - 4:30

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Commitment to our Team
  • We're proud to be recognized as a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker's Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.
  • Culture
  • At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits
  • Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you're in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment
  • We're committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development
  • We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement
  • Be an essential part of our core purpose-to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Visit https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/ to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.

Responsibilities

The Occupational Therapist (OT) uses clinical expertise, physical assessment, teaching and skilled therapy interventions to deliver high quality patient care in the patient's place of residence. The OT contributes to the development of the home health plan of care under the direction of the physician. The OT delivers therapy intervention and treatment directed by the physician as established in the home health plan of care that is consistent with clinical best practices and results in high quality, improved outcomes and exceptional patient experience.

  • Makes visits to the homes of patients requiring home health occupational therapy services and assumes responsibility for an ongoing interdisciplinary assessment of the patient..

  • Evaluates and assesses the patient's level of functioning by applying appropriate tests.

  • Develops specific occupational therapy procedures as well as functional activities in accordance with written physician plan of treatment and patient evaluation.

  • Develops and administers plan of treatment including environmental modifications.

  • Oversees use of treatment modalities, prosthetic devices and therapeutic appliances.

  • Ensures quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to the care plan.

  • Develops and updates patient's discharge plan on every visit ensuring patient and caregiver education and training is facilitating timely discharge and measureable goals and outcomes are attainable, realistic and up-to-date.

  • Maintains competence in OASIS data collection and documentation and submits all initial and corrected assessments according to CMS guidance and agency policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Licensed or otherwise regulated, if applicable, as an Occupational Therapist by the state in which practicing, unless licensure does not apply in the practicing state.

  • Graduate of an occupational Therapist education program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA), or successor organizations of ACOTE

  • Eligible to take, or has successfully completed the entry-level certification examination for Occupational Therapists developed and administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT)

  • One year experience caring for similar patient population as to be assigned.

  • Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state(s) and/or organizational requirements.

  • Mandatory Reporter: Child & Dependent Adult Abuse.

  • Person Centered Care (PCC) course completion within first 12 months of hire and annual completion of competency validation activities.

  • CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card with Re-certification.

  • Basic knowledge of current, frequently used medications, including modes of administration, actions and side effects.

  • Able to perform occupational therapy assessment and treatment in the home setting without direct supervision.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.

  • Area of Interest: Therapy;

  • FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0;

  • Department: SN Visits- HC- WL;

  • Shift: Daytime Fulltime;

  • Job ID: 120802;

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Occupational Therapist

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