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Occupational Therapist (OT)

Company: Personal Touch Home Care
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

We are seeking a qualified Occupational Therapist for our Chesapeake office to service the Southside area of Hampton Roads.We offer: Competitive wages Paid time off Paid Holidays Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD insurance AFLAC insurance 401k ESOP Mileage reimbursement Bi- Weekly direct depositJOB SUMMARY:The occupational therapist is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for occupational therapy services and for adherence to all conditions outlined in the Contractual Services Agreement (when applicable).REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Is licensed, or otherwise regulated, if applicable, as an Occupational Therapist by the state in which practicing, unless licensure does not apply. Graduate 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 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. (NBCOT). Preferred two (2) years of experience as an occupational therapist. Home Health experience preferred. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication and organization skills. Strong computer skills; familiarity with Allscripts/NetSmart preferred.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. For patients who plan to return to work, the occupational therapist may perform work capacity evaluation and may refer to specialized outside training. 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 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, summary reports and reports to the physician any changes in the patient's condition. Submits these records in accordance with 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 to ensure coordinated and comprehensive plans of care for the patients of the Organization. Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and refers as appropriate. Instructs patient's family/caregiver and other health care personnel in patient's treatment regime when indicated and appropriate. Participates in discharge planning for patient.Job Types: Full-time, Part-timeBenefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Health insurance Mileage reimbursement Paid time off Vision insuranceMedical specialties: Home HealthSchedule: Day shift Evening shift Holidays Monday to Friday Self-determined schedule Weekend availability Weekends onlyAbility to commute/relocate: Norfolk, VA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Experience: Home health: 1 year (Preferred)License/Certification: Occupational Therapy License (Required) Driver's License (Required) BLS Certification (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Personal Touch Home Care, Norfolk , Occupational Therapist (OT), Healthcare , Norfolk, Virginia

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