Occupational Therapy Assistant

Amedisys Home Health Services Newnan , GA 30264

Posted 1 month ago

What You Will Do:

As an occupational therapy assistant for Amedisys, you have a unique opportunity to provide one on one therapeutic treatment and care to patients in their preferred environment - at home. You will work in tandem with the occupational therapist, physician, patients, caregivers and a full team of professionals to implement a comprehensive and patient specific care plan. You will have the quality time with the home care patient to promote their health and facilitate their independence.

  • Treat the patient through the use of therapeutic activities designed to restore function and self-care activities designed to improve function under the direction of the occupational therapist (OTR).

  • Demonstrate and teach alternate techniques developed by the OTR to complete activities of daily living, proper transfers and positioning.

  • Participate in instructing the patient, family and other health team personnel in the exercise program developed by the OTR for strengthening and controlling the patient's upper extremities.

  • Assist the OTR in ordering and/or fabricating adaptive/assistive devices and equipment

  • Observe, record and report the patient's response to treatment and any changes in the patients' condition to the OTR and/or Clinical Manager using required progress notes, documentation and established timelines

  • Actively participate in patient team/case conferences to ensure coordination of patient care

Required:

  • Current and unencumbered license to practice as an occupational therapy assistant specific to that state the employee is assigned to work by the Company.

  • Current CPR certification

  • Valid Driver's License and reliable transportation and agency required liability insurance to complete home visits.

Preferred:

  • More than one year (1 ) of occupational therapy experience with adults, specifically geriatric patients
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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Amedisys Home Health Services