Avid Healthcare Services
  • Home Health Therapists
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Per Visit
  • Contract

Occupational Therapist - Home Health

Location: Northern California 

 

Job Description: This job is limited to Occupational Therapists 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 caregivers preventative and rehabilitative procedures. Develops and coordinates the plan of care and provides case management. Shift availability depends on the changing demands of our clients. Applicant must be flexible with reliable transportation, and ability to travel if necessary. 

  

Essential Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: 

  • 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: 

Experience 

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

Education 

  • 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  
  • Current CPR/BLS Certification 
  • Proficiency in Electronic Medical Records (EMR) 
  • Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date  

Additional Requirements: 

  • Ability to pass background check/drug screen 
  • Current Neg. PPD or Chest X-Ray 
  • Current physical 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

  

Scheduled Weekly Hours: Varies 

Shift:  AM/PM/NOC 

Workdays: Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat  

Job Schedule: On-Call/Per-Diem 

Employee Status: Contract  

Job Type: Home Health 

Job Category: Occupational Therapist 

Department: General Staffing 

 

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