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PRN Occupational Therapist Assistant at Discovery Senior Living

PRN Occupational Therapist Assistant

Discovery Senior Living Naples, FL Full-Time

Discovery at Home is a Home Health Agency comprised of a team of professionals with extensive experience in senior living personal care. Were always nearby, including our senior management team, accessible to our clients and their families, and have direct authority to make decisions right where we are. We know local healthcare issues and procedures, and how to deliver the best care possible to our clients.

Discovery at Home is Medicare certified and has earned the ACHC coveted accreditation.

Discovery at Home is hiring an Occupational Therapist Assistant.

In this role you will provide skilled occupational therapy services on an intermittent basis to clients in their homes in accordance with the physician's orders.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists the OT in treating the client's level of function by applying diagnostic and prognostic procedures.

  • Conducts initial and ongoing assessment of the clients needs.

  • Evaluates the client's significant other(s), and the home situation to determine what instruction will be required and what family assistance will be available in caring for the client, as well as what other Agency and community services will be required.

  • Assures that the physician's orders are appropriate and discusses necessary changes.

  • Assists in development and implementation of the interdisciplinary client care plan t

  • Guides and instructs the client in prescribed therapeutic self-care and creative activities that are directed toward improving independence and physical and mental functioning.

  • Instructs client in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, splints, and prosthetic and orthotic devices.

  • Teaches, supervises and counsels the family and client therapy program and other related problems of the client at home.

  • implements goals based on the client's current level of functioning and potential for improvement and performs re-evaluations as indicated.

  • Makes arrangements for outpatient services when procedures are required that cannot be given in the home.

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of occupational therapy intervention and updates the client care plan as needed.

  • Prepares clinical/progress notes on the day of the visit which are incorporated into the chart within 72 hours.

  • Communicates with the physician on a regular basis regarding client's status, obtaining additional orders, if necessary.

  • Communicates with other team members and, when appropriate, instructs them in Occupational Therapy techniques that they may use while working with the client.

  • Supervises the Home Health Aide every two weeks when Occupational Therapy is the only professional discipline involved in the client's care.

  • Participates in Agency activities, in-services, and meetings, when appropriate.

  • Confirms, on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Director of Nursing in order to coordinate Agency visits.

  • Participates with the staff, the client, and the physician in discharge activities and completes an Occupational Therapy Discharge Summary.

  • Assumes responsibility for self development by continually striving to improve his/her health care knowledge through educational programs, attendance at workshops and conferences, active participation in professional and related organizations and individual research and reading.

  • Understands and adheres to established policies and procedures of agency.

  • Attends all patient care conferences as scheduled.

  • Obtains a medical history, particularly as it relates to the present condition.

  • Evaluates the client, the clients significant other(s) and the home situation to determine what instruction will be required, what assistance will be available from the family in caring for the client, and what other Agency and community services will be required.

  • Assures that the physicians orders are appropriate and discusses necessary changes.

    Qualifications:

  • Must be a graduate of an Occupational Therapy assistant school approved by the Council of Medical Education of the A.M.A. in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association.

  • Must be licensed or registered by the State.

  • Must have at least one year of institutional experience.

  • Must have at least two years of home care experience and at least one year of supervisory experience ( 2 years preferred).

    Benefits:

    In addition to a rewarding career and competitive salary, Discovery offers a comprehensive benefit package for full time team members.

    Full-time team members are offered a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, paid time off and paid holidays. Both full and part-time team members are eligible to participate in our outstanding 401k plan with company match our Employee Assistance Program and accident insurance policies.

    EOE D/V

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