Gentiva Health Services, Inc
As a Home Health Occupational Therapist
, you will:
Assess/screen patient's daily living/work-related skills and develop therapeutic retraining programs with measurable objectives. Administer and interpret diagnostic and prognostic tests of function to patients in their homes or other settings to assist the physician in evaluating the patient's level of function.
Confer with the patient's physician and other health care team members and participate in development/revision of the Plan of Care Treatment.
Provide therapeutic treatment and instruction to patients in accordance with physician orders to improve/restore strength, coordination, range-of-motion and function or teach compensation measures.
Review/expand the retraining programs in a manner consistent with the behavioral goals of each patient and within the guidelines of the rehabilitation program as a whole.
Consult with other vocational team members, as appropriate, to develop and implement vocationally oriented plans consistent with the needs and capabilities of patients.
Report patient status and progress to the physician, rehabilitation staff, Clinical Manager, patient and family members.
Participate in care coordination and discharge planning activities and act as a resource to other health care personnel in meeting patient's needs.
Design community reintegration activities to assist the client in the physical reconditioning effort, and/or the psychological adjustment and coordinate the plan with members of the interdisciplinary team.
Recommend and/or design special adaptive equipment for clients to improve residence or working environments or improve their participation in the rehabilitation program and/or community.
Design/train staff and family members to carry out the retraining program including dressing, feeding, grooming and hygiene skills, participate in team and family educational meetings.
Coordinate/oversee/supervise/instruct and evaluates Occupational Therapy Assistant and Home Health Aide performance in implementing occupational therapy services.
Accurately and thoroughly document patients' care observations, interventions and evaluation on the day services are rendered. Ensure that interim (verbal) orders received from the physician are accurately documented and implemented. Submit evaluation, treatment plans and discharge summary to the supervisor and care management staff.
Degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program
A minimum of six months occupational therapy experience preferred
Home Health experience a plus
Current and unrestricted OT licensure
Current CPR certification
Good organizational and communication skills
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Gentiva Health Services, Inc
Website : http://www.gentiva.com
At Gentiva, our care is defined by our clinical expertise and the compassion we deliver every day – one patient at a time. The Gentiva family of companies has been bringing great healthcare home for 40 years. Our nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those we serve through the delivery of clinical excellence, extraordinary service and compassionate care, while being recognized as the leader in home health, hospice and community care services. Each year, we provide home care services to more than 350,000 patients from more than 490 community locations nationwide. Our full range of clinical services includes: Skilled nursing Physical, occupational and speech-language therapy Cardiac and pulmonary care Neurorehabilitation Wound care Disease and pain management Medication management and education Patient education to promote self-management Treatment for balance problems that can lead to fall risks Hospice services, including help with physical, emotional and spiritual needs