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PRN Occupational Therapist- Empath Home Health

Apply Job ID OCCUP003487 Date posted 11/22/2022

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Performs initial and ongoing patient assessments in response to patients’ needs and in accordance with physician orders.
•Initiates a written plan of care, re-evaluates and updates the plan as necessary.
•Provides skilled physical therapy modalities within the therapy scope of practice.
•Documents skilled care and/or services provided in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and Agency policies and procedures.
•Participates in case conferences to discuss multidisciplinary team responsibilities, patient progress, plans for continued care, etc.
•Addresses and supports patient/family cultural practices, as long as such practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course medical therapy.
•Promotes and provides patient/family/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient’s/family’s cultural, ethnic, and/or personal needs or preferences.
•Supervises Occupational Therapy Assistant in planned and delegated services performed for compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards and assuring patient care needs are met.
•Supervision includes regularly scheduled patient record reviews, conferences and a visit to the patient’s home with or without the COTA present at least every 30 days unless state laws requires more frequently.
•Plans patient discharge appropriately; provides information about community resources to address patient ongoing needs.
•Knowledgeable of federal, state regulations and Agency’s policies and procedures regarding patient care.
•Communicates with all members of the health care team, including physicians appropriately and timely.
•Notifies the physician, the Director of Nursing and other health care team members of any changes in the patient’s condition and the need to modify the plan of care.
•Maintains currency of knowledge and skills.
•Participates in the Agency’s Quality Improvement program.
•Attends Agency meetings and in-service programs as required.
•Obtains appropriate number of continuing education credits to maintain re-licensure status.
•Maintains confidentiality of patient and Agency information at all times.


QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
•Graduate of an Occupational Therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical association and the American Occupational Therapy Association; or,
•Is eligible for the National Registration Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association; or,
•Has two (2) years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, and has achieved a satisfactory grade on a proficiency examination conducted, approved, or sponsored by the US Public Health Service except for those individuals initially licensed by the State or seeking qualification as an Occupational Therapist after December 31, 1977.

•Current licensure as an Occupational Therapist in the state in which he/she is practicing [Florida].
•Minimum of two (2) years experience as an Occupational Therapist.
•Occupational Therapists who supervise Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs) must have two (2) years home care experience and one (1) year supervisory experience.
•Current CPR card.
•Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing results.
•Valid state driver’s license, reliable automobile and proof of current automobile insurance.
•Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

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