The occupational therapist contracted or employed through the Agency is responsible for providing occupational therapy services in according with the physician’s orders and with agency policies.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
- Evaluates patient’s functional status (muscle function, endurance, visual coordination, written and verbal communication skills, self care ability, work capacity, etc.). Evaluates home environment for hazards or barriers to more independent living. Identifies equipment needs. Participates in the development of the total plan of care.
- Develops treatment program and establishes goals for improved function. Communicates plan of care to referring physician and other Agency professionals.
- May teach new skills or retrain patient in once familiar daily activities that have been lost due to illness or injury.
- May fabricate splints and instruct patient in the use of various types of adaptive equipment to improve function.
- May train patient in the use of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices.
- Maintains appropriate clinical records, clinical notes, and reports to the physician any changes in the patient’s condition. Submits clinical notes in accordance with agency policy.
- Oasis assessment must be completed when required, within 48 hours
- 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 Agency policy to ensure coordinated and comprehensive plans of care for the patients of the Agency.
- Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and refers
- Instructs patient’s family/caregiver and Agency health care personnel in patient’s treatment regime when indicated and appropriate.
- Participates in discharge planning for patient.
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