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Occupational Therapist - OT - Home Health in Washington, DC at Professional Health Care Resources

Date Posted: 3/20/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    501 School Street Southwest
    Washington, DC
  • Job Type:
    Health Care
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Home Health - Occupational Therapist - OT

A clinical professional responsible for ensuring quality total patient care through assessment, planning, interventions, and evaluation of patient needs through occupational therapy care plans for each assigned patient; responsible for effectiveness of measures implemented, under the direction of the physician, to resolve active problems of the patient and to provide stronger self care techniques; provides appropriate patient/family/caregiver teaching; promotes quality services in accordance with established agency policies and procedures; ensures compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines for all services; meets budgeted productivity standards, and assures the quality and growth of the agency. 

  • Delivers occupational therapy services in accordance with the approved plan of treatment and plan of care

    • Develops assigned patients’ plan of care for occupational therapy services

    • Observes and communicates to physician and agency staff, at least every 62 days, patient progress, reactions, improvements, and other changes in patient conditions or plan of care

    • Accurately and completely prepares all clinical documentation per agency policy

    • Instructs the patient, the patient’s caretaker or agency staff involved in assisting the patient, in self-exercise programs, when applicable

    • Instructs the patient and the patient’s caretaker, when applicable, in the care and proper use of equipment and devices, such as wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes, prosthetics, and orthopedic devices

    • Guides the patient in the patient’s therapeutic, creative and self-care activities

  • Evaluates, or assists attending physician in evaluating, functional levels of assigned patients to develop plan of treatment

  • Participates in the agency’s quality assurance review and evaluations of occupational therapy services

  • Provides or participates in staff training programs

  • Plans for discharge

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be an Occupational Therapist licensed in the state(s) of operation

  • Must be a graduate of an occupational therapy curriculum jointly accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and the American Medical Association

  • Must possess sound knowledge of therapy principles, procedures, and standards of practice as determined by state and federal regulations

  • A minimum of two years’ appropriate experience as an occupational therapist

  • Experience in community or home health preferred