The Occupational Therapist, Home Health Care, utilizes discretion and independent judgment in performing age - specific and developmentally appropriate assessments, goal setting, treatment planning, and interventions within scope of practice and in accordance with policies, protocols, techniques, and guidelines; supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants.
The Occupational Therapist will evaluate children in perceptual/sensory motor, fine motor and activities of daily living, and will develop and monitor individualized goals and plans according to treatment plan.
Serves as a patient and rehabilitation advocate for current prospective patients, to all internal and external customers. Ensures cross-disciplinary coordination in order to provide for consistent patient care. Participates in quality assurance and customer service activities.
The Occupational Therapist will evaluate patients of varying diagnoses and disorders requiring OT. Will develop, implement and modify treatment plans for patients ranging in age from adolescent to geriatric. The department offers a multi-level career ladder with strong education and mentoring programs.
The Occupational Therapist / OT must set realistic and achievable goals for their patients, document and record the patient's condition and educate patients and families in an appropriate occupational therapy method.
The Occupational Therapist organizes and conducts occupational therapy programs for the agency to facilitate rehabilitation. S/he directs patient participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance. The Occupational Therapist facilitates the learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, in order to diminish or correct pathology.