Home Health Occupational Therapist, Per Diem
Bachelors Degree Required
American Heart Association BLS
Current Florida State Occupational Therapy License
1 or more years related experience is required
Outstanding Customer Service Skills
Position Summary: Provides skilled occupational therapy in accordance with the physician's plan of care.
Position Expectations & Responsibilities:
Expected to be able to follow geographical directions.
Expected to be able to provide transportation for self from house to house.
Expected to have basic mathematical skills.
Expected to attain basic knowledge of Horizon Homecare system.
Expected to demonstrate a good working knowledge of CMS/AHCA/OSHA/The Joint Commission regulations for patient care and documentation. Expected to evaluate, and regularly reevaluate, the rehabilitation needs of the patient.
Expected to initiate diagnostic, preventative and rehabilitative procedures as appropriate to the patient's condition.
Expected to demonstrate and teach alternate techniques to complete activities of daily living, proper transfers and positioning.
Expected to assist the physician in the evaluation and assessment of the patient's level of functioning.
Expected to recommend solutions for complex patient care.
Expected to develop, prepare and maintain individualized patient care, initial evaluations, progress notes, care plans, discharge summaries, and hand off communication document with accuracy, timeliness and according to policies.
Expected to perform home aide supervisory visits when only skilled discipline on case or to educate caregivers/aides in home safety precautions or home exercise programs.
Expected to participate in PI processes. Expected to apply diagnostic and prognostic procedures and tests to assist in the development and revision of a patient's plan of care.
Expected to utilize agency educational material as appropriate.
Expected to treat the patient through the use of therapeutic activities designed to restore function and self care activities for the purpose of improving function.
Expected to recognize situations that require notification of supervisor.
Expected to recognize the influence of beliefs and cultures on behaviors and accept strengths and limitations in others.
Expected to exhibit adaptability, flexibility, self control and maturity in work and behavior.
Expected to exhibit calm responsiveness to emergency or stressful situations.
Expected to assist with the coordination of the total plan of care and maintain continuity of patient care by conferencing with other health professionals assigned to the same patients.
Expected initiate and participate in care conferences for complex and/or multidisciplinary patients when required or helpful to ensure good coordination of care.
Expected to communicate the plan of care changes to the scheduler as often as necessary.
Expected to observe, record, and report the patient's reaction to treatment and any change in the patient's condition to the physician and/or nursing care coordinator and other staff involved.
Expected to instruct and advise patient, family and other health team personnel in the exercise program designed to increase the patient's strength and control.
Expected to cooperate with appropriate staff to provide staff education when requested and arranged by the nursing care coordinator.
Expected to communicate verbally and in legible writing in the English language in a manner that can be understood.
Minimum Education and/or Experience:
Graduate of 4-year college Occupational Therapy Program
One year of experience
Licensed in the State of Florida as an Occupational Therapist
BLS certification from American Heart Association
- *Incumbent may be required to perform emergency duty before, during
and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency, crisis situation or disaster (man-made or natural) including evacuation sites.
- *The person in this position will work in a smoke-free location, and is expected to adhere to all smoking restrictions.
- *In the spirit of wellness for both our employees and patients, Boca Raton Regional Hospital has instituted a mandatory influenza prevention vaccination program. Current employees must receive the influenza prevention vaccination free of charge during the recognized flu season.
As a condition of employment, new hires will be required to comply with all program rules. This is a mandatory program with the exception of documented medical or religious reasons for not receiving the vaccine. For further information on this progressive program, please contact Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Human Resources Department at 561-955-4075.