5955 De Soto Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Healthcare - Health Services
OT – Occupational Therapist – San Fernando Valley, Woodland Hills and San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena
Accredited Home Health Services
We are looking for licensed Occupational Therapists throughout the San Fernando Valley and the San Gabriel Valley to provide home health rehabilitation therapy and teaching to patients and caregivers to maximize rehabilitation and increase functional independence, both at home and in their communities. Our Occupational Therapists work as part of a team.
As an Occupational Therapist, the value of your knowledge, experience, and passion put your contributions at the forefront of the modern-day home health care model. By joining forces with Accredited Home Health, you can get some of that value back with the ability to make your own schedule – work with the demands of your family, not against them. And with Accredited Home Health, there is the value of achievement – by spending significantly more time with your patients at home than you would in a clinic, you can truly participate in their recovery on a level you may have not thought possible.
- The Occupational Therapist evaluates patient’s functional status (e.g. muscle function, range of motion, coordination, endurance, visual/perceptual retraining, etc.)
- Assesses patient’s ability to care for themselves and patient’s level of cognition.
- Develops treatment programs and establishes goals for improved function in conjunction with the patient, family/caregiver, and physician.
- Maintains appropriate clinical records and notes. Submits these records in accordance with agency policy.
- Maintains contact/communication with other personnel involved in the patient’s care. Reports any changes in the patient’s condition to the physician.
- Identifies patient’s need for other home health services and makes referrals as appropriate.
- Teaches adaptive skills or retrains patients in activities of daily living.
- Instructs patients in the use of adaptive equipment to improve bodily function.
- Instructs patients in the use of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices.
- Instructs patient’s family/caregiver and fellow healthcare personnel in patient’s treatment regime when necessary.
- Attends and contributes to in-services, case conferences, and other meetings as required by agency policy.
- Performs work capacity evaluation for patients planning to return to work, and may refer to them specialized vocational training
- Participates in performance improvement activities and in-service education.
- Supervises home health aide as required.
- Contacts patient/caregiver and makes initial visit within 24 hours of referral, based on patient’s availability.
- Is self-directed and able to work well with minimal supervision. Demonstrates appropriate observational skills and professional judgment.
- Demonstrates good organizational skills and the ability to coordinate care of multiple patients.
- Uses professional judgment in reporting and seeking assistance from both peers and supervisors.
- Maintains absolute confidentiality of agency records and documentation at all times.
- Able to work well with agency personnel, patients, referral sources, etc.
- Demonstrates empathy for the needs of the patient population.
- Current license from the American Occupational Therapy Association.
- A minimum of 2 years of occupational therapy experience in a clinical setting, home health environment preferred.
- Adequate transportation and the required license and vehicle insurance in accordance with State and Agency requirements.
We perform criminal background checks on all prospective hires.
We are an equal opportunity employer.