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Part-Time Occupational Therapist/OT

Company: DEPENDABLE HEALTH SERVICES
Location: Tucson
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Occupational Therapist/OT - Part Time/East TucsonDependable Health Services is seeking an Occupational Therapist to JOIN our Home Health Division. The Occupational Therapist reports to the Clinical Manager and is responsible for the implementation of standards of care of occupational therapy services and adherence to all conditions outlined in the Service Agreement.Job Responsibilities:Evaluate the patient's functional status (muscle function, endurance, visual coordination, environment for hazards or barriers to more independent living. Identifies equipment needs. Participated in the total plan of care.For patients who plan to return to work, the Occupational Therapist may perform work capacity evaluation and may refer to specialized vocational training in accordance with Organization policy.Develops treatment program and establishes goals for improved function. Communicates plan of care to referring physician and other organization professionals.May teach new skills or retrain patients in once familiar daily activities that have been lost due to illness or injury in accordance with Organization policy.May fabricate splints and instruct patients in the use of various types of adaptive equipment to improve function.May train patient in the use f prosthetic and/or orthotic devices.Maintains appropriate clinical records, clinical notes, and reports to the primary physician any changes in the patient's condition. Submits these records in accordance with Organization policy.Maintains contact/communication with other personnel involved in the patient's care to promote coordinated, efficient care.Attends and contributes to in services, case conferences, and other meetings as required by Organization policy to ensure coordinated and comprehensive plans of care for the patients.Identifies patients and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and refers as appropriate.Instructs patients and family/caregiver and other Organization health care personnel in the patient's treatment regime when indicated and appropriate.Supervises Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants according to Organization policy and state regulations.When Occupational Therapy is the only skilled service provided, supervised, and evaluates Home Health Aide every two (2) weeks.Participates in discharge planning for the patient.Qualifications: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.Registered with the National Registration Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association.Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills.Strong organizational skills.Possess and maintains current CPR certification.

Keywords: DEPENDABLE HEALTH SERVICES, Tucson , Part-Time Occupational Therapist/OT, Other , Tucson, Arizona

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