Occupational Therapist, OT, Home Health

Occupational Therapist, OT, Home Health

Choice Home Health | Monterey, CA, 93941, US
Salary Range:$97,000 – $126,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Overview: (Choice Home Health, Focus Health, San Diego Home Health Care) Be an Integral Part of our Exciting Growth and Dynamic Team! Ask us about our Company Vehicle Program with PAID GAS CARD! **This Person will treat patients in the following cities: Monterey Who are we? Click the link below to hear about our culture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-fHTrw9DKA Elevate Home Health’s culture did not just manifest itself out of thin air, as we have a clear mission and values. These values are branded into all of the company’s internal communications. Our leaders are visible and accessible with an “open door” policy and support employee growth, feedback, and ideas so that each employee feels valued and heard. Elevate Home Health is a division of Covenant Care. Our unique focus on our patient-centered care, evidenced-based medicine and technology-forward approach, empowers our patients to achieve their optimal level of independence. We are a home health service provider enhancing the continuity of care for the patients we serve. Our multidisciplinary services are a holistic approach to our service delivery in the comfort of the patient’s home – the place where patients want to be but often need your help to stay there independently. Our mission is help them achieve that goal – is that your mission too? We know you have a choice. At Elevate Home Heath, our ratings are higher than the national average, leading to improved patient outcomes, increased patient satisfaction and fewer visits to the hospital. Patient-centered and compassionate care is at the core of everything we do. Who are we Seeking? You truly want to make a difference in the lives of your patients and their families. The Home Health field is growing now more than ever, and you want to be on the cutting edge of healthcare. You are a clinician who enjoys independence and autonomy and appreciates technology that allows you to focus on patient care. You want to treat one patient at a time. You want a work-life balance with flexible scheduling. You have the compassion to create rewarding patient relationships. Curious About our Benefits? As a full-time employee, you’ll enjoy comprehensive benefits and employee programs: Excellent pay, including 23 days PTO per year Health, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability Continuing education & tuition assistance Generous referral bonus program Flexible scheduling What Will you be Tasked With? Evaluates patient functional status (muscle funtion, endurance, visual coordination, written and verbal communication skills, self care ability, work capacity, evaluates home environment for hazards or barriers to more independent living. Identifies equipment needs. Participates in the development of the total plan of care. Provides supervision to the Occupational Therapy Assistants. Provides and documents occupational therapy services in accordance with applicable State, Federal, Medicare, Medi-cal, third party payors and other regulations and standards. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of occupational therapy and provides occupational therapy services in accordance with the Health Care Provider's plan of care. Conducts an initial evaluation/assessment and report findings to the Health Care Provider and RN and develops the plan of care promptly for patients. Documents initial evaluation and treatment plan and re-evaluations of patient’s progress at least every thirty (30) days and updates plan of care as necessary. Completes comprehensive assessments and OASIS data, as indicated on a timely basis. Performs occupational therapy procedures, measurements, evaluations and diagnostic tests on patients in the home for whom they have been medically prescribed to aid in establishing or revising specifics of treatment program and communicates results with the Health Care Provider appropriately. Observes, records and reports to Health Care Provider the patient’s treatment, response and progress and promptly reports significant changes and obtains orders to revise plan of care, and documents accordingly. Communicates regularly with designated RN and other health care team members to coordinate services, evaluate patient’s progress and update the plan of care. Helps patients and families to accept and adjust positively to physical, mental, and social limitations and refers patients to social services, when necessary. Plans for coordinated service for patients under care by consulting and working with other health care team members effectively and communicating schedules, as assigned. Completes clear concise and accurate clinical notes, which document skilled services appropriately, and submits all requested documentations on a timely (24hr) basis. Participates in orientation, case conferences, in-services and staff meetings as requested. Assists with orientation, provides supervision and consultation services to Occupational Therapy Assistants and documents assignments, instructions and supervision of Occupational Therapy Assistants effectively and updates assignments as needed. Assists patients to obtain needed DME/supplies in accordance with the Health Care Provider’s plan of care and recommends safety modifications as indicated. Uses proper infection control prevention and control measures, universal precautions and safety measures. Serves as a member of the Professional Advisory Committee and participates in quality performance/improvement activities as requested. Adheres to agency’s policies and procedures. When therapy is the only skilled service, instructs, supervises and evaluates home health aide care every 14 days. Instructs patient/CG in the use of alternate methods and devices for upgrading independence in activities of daily living. Designs, fabricates, and adapts self-help orthotic devices; including ordering and issuing equipment as needed. Trains in the use of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices Teaches basic principles of good posture, body mechanics and work simplification techniques to patients. IN20 Environmental Conditions and Physical Requirements Driving or riding in a motor vehicle, standing, sitting, walking, bending, reaching, and stretching. Our Choice Home Health Branch in Monterey Treats Patients in the Following Cities: Monterey Santa Cruz Watsonville/Hollister Salinas King City Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and graduation from an occupational therapy institution that is jointly accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the AMA and the American Occupational Therapy Association. Licensed as an Occupational Therapist in the state of practice. Work experience of at least one (1) year under a qualified Occupational Therapist, home health experience preferable. Must have a vehicle, current driver’s license and appropriate automobile insurance. Ability to make home visits and provide occupational therapy evaluations and treatments in the home environment complete documentation effectively and submit in a timely manner. Preferred Requirements: Home health experience Home Care Home Base documentation experience Essential qualities and attributes: Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Team attitude Flexibility