Avid Healthcare Services
  • Home Health Staffing
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Per Deim

Occupational Therapist - Home Health


Location: Northern California


This job is limited to Occupational Therapists who are required to make home visits at any given time, or who have responsibilities which include working in the patients' place of residence. In accordance with agency policy and state/federal regulations, provides independent, age-appropriate occupational therapy evaluation and treatment to patients. Teaches patient/family and care givers preventative and rehabilitative procedures. Develops and coordinates the plan of care and provides case management. 


Essential Responsibilities:


  • Evaluates patients and interprets evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction (as appropriate, in relationship to their adaptive equipment needs and Activities of Daily Living).
  • Establishes treatment goals and plans treatment to achieve established goals (as appropriate, for adaptive equipment).
  • Initiates discharge planning for occupational therapy.
  • Implements the plan of care through direct treatment of patient, delegates a portion of the treatment plan to appropriate supportive personnel and coordinates the treatment program with other health care personnel as appropriate.
  • Based on clinical guidelines, may assess for appropriate adaptive equipment for Activities of Daily Living.
  • May reassess adaptive equipment as needed, to determine effectiveness and/or modification of equipment.
  • Coordinates adaptive equipment assessment with appropriate certified equipment vendors as appropriate.
  • Provides instruction and education to patient, family and caregivers.  
  • Regularly reassesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patients towards goals, and the need to modifying goals and treatment.  
  • Evaluates need for interdisciplinary referrals to RN, PT, ST, MSW and HH Aide.  
  • Participates in multidisciplinary patient care conferences.
  • Discharges patient from occupational therapy when the patient has received a maximum benefit from occupational therapy in accordance with federal (Medicare), state and/or other regulatory guidelines.
  • In accordance with agency policy, provides accurate, timely documentation of occupational therapy patient management (to include, as relevant, when patient has received appropriate adaptive equipment to meet medical needs).  


Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in occupational therapy.


  • Graduate of an accredited occupational therapy curriculum with a bachelor's or master's degree.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Licensure to practice occupational therapy by the State of California.
  • American Heart Association approved BLS.
  • Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.


Additional Requirements:

  • Advanced Practice Certification may be required based on operational need.
  • Clinically skilled to detect early warning signs of medical complications including assessments of skin integrity and mentation.
  • Ability to differentiate emergent versus non-emergent patient care status.
  • Ability to look at patient holistically, not just body part or functional ability.
  • Commitment to Service Orientation.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills (in English).
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an automated clinical information system preferred.
  • Experience in assessment of high mobility equipment preferred.
  • Computer literate preferred.
  • Knowledge of Medicare conditions of participation and OASIS preferred.


Scheduled Weekly Hours: Varies

Shift:  Varies

Workdays: 24/7 Per Diem or Contract 

Job Schedule:  Per Diem or Contract 

Job Type:  Per Diem or Contract 

Employee Status: Per Diem or Contract 

Job Category: OT Services

Specialty: Physical / Occupational Therapy

Department: Home Health


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