Job Summary: Provide skilled therapy intervention and treatment to
patients in the home setting. This care includes appropriate utilization of
treatment plans and assessment skills. Careful monitoring of the patient’s
status and progress toward goals as well as compliance with physician’s orders.
Responsible for educating patients and caregivers while preparing the
patient/caregiver for discharge as appropriate.
1. A person who
(1) Is licensed or
otherwise regulated, if applicable, as an Occupational Therapist by the State in which practicing, unless licensure does not apply;
(2) Graduated after successful
completion of an Occupational Therapist education program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
(AOTA), or successor organizations of ACOTE; and
(3) Is eligible to take, or has
successfully completed the entry-level certification examination for Occupational Therapists developed and administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
The person in this position must be able to perform the following essential job
functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
- Implement occupational therapy services in accordance with physician’s plan of treatment.
- Assist the physician in the evaluation and assessment of the client’s level of functioning by applying
appropriate tests and assist in the development and revision of the plan of care.
- Treat the client through use of therapeutic activities designed to restore function
and self care activities for improving function.
- Observe record and report the clients’ reaction to treatment and any changes in the
clients’ condition to the physician, Director of Nurses and Case Manager.
- Educate client/caregiver and health care team in the phases of occupational therapy in
which they may assist the client, in the use of adaptive devices, and durable medical equipment, as appropriate.
- Provides staff in-service education as directed by DON.
- Assess and regularly re-evaluate the needs of the client, develop, implement and
revise the client’s plan of care.
- Initiate diagnostic, preventive and rehabilitative procedures as appropriate to the client’s
- Assist with plan of care and maintain continuity of multidisciplinary clients whenever
needed to ensure good coordination of care.
- Promote coordination of care through interdisciplinary case conferences and
communication with physician and field staff.
- Develop, prepare and maintain individualized client care progress records with accuracy, timeliness and
according to policies. Submit accurate documentation in
accordance with agency policies.
- Keep abreast of occupational trends and knowledge for service provision,
documentation and care coordination.
- Participate in staff meetings, in-service programs and Utilization reviews.
- Participate in the agency’s quality improvement program.
- Supervise the Occupational Therapy Aide at least every 30 days.