Performs initial evaluation and ongoing patient assessments in response to patients' ongoing needs and in accordance with physician orders.
Initiates a written plan of care, re-evaluates and updates the plan as necessary.
Provides skilled occupational therapy modalities within the therapy scope of practice.
Documents skilled care and/or services provided in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and Agency policies and procedures.
Participates in case conference to discuss multidisciplinary team responsibilities, patient progress, plans for continued care, etc.
Addresses and supports patient/family cultural practices, as long as such practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course medical therapy.
Promotes and provides patient/family/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient's/family's cultural, ethnic, and/or personal needs or preferences.
Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants in planned and delegated services performed for compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards and assuring patient care needs are met.
Supervision includes regularly scheduled patient record reviews, conferences and a visit to the patient's home with or without the COTA present at least every 30 days unless state laws require more frequently.
Plans discharge appropriately; provides information about community resources to address patient ongoing needs.
Knowledgeable of federal, state regulations and Agency's policies and procedures regarding patient care.
Communicates with all members of the health care team, including physicians appropriately and in timely manner regarding patient changes in status, findings or needs.
Notifies the physician, the Director of Nursing and other health care team members of any changes in the patient's condition and the need to modify the plan of care.
Maintains currency of knowledge and skills.
Participates in the Agency's Quality Improvement program.
Attends Agency meetings and in-services as required.
Obtains appropriate number of continuing education credits to maintain re-licensure status.
Maintains confidentiality of patient and Agency information at all times.
Education : Graduate of an Occupational Therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association; or,
Is eligible for the National Registration Examination of the American Occupational Therapy
Has two years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, and has achieved a satisfactory grade on a
proficiency examination conducted, approved, or sponsored by the US Public Health Service except for those individuals initially licensed by the State or seeking qualification as an Occupational Therapist
after December 31, 1977
Licensure/Certification: Current licensure as an Occupational Therapist for the State of Ohio
Experience: Minimum of two years' experience as an Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapists who supervise Occupational Therapy Assistants must have two
years home care experience and one year supervisory experience
Current CPR card
Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing results
Apply today and begin a meaningful career as an Occupational Therapist PRN at Otterbein!
Posted Date : 2022-04-21
Expiry Date : 2022-07-21
Job type : Part Time