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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST-HOME HEALTH

Job Description

Overview

Willcare, a LHC Group partner is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people. 



Additional Details

  • Provides service within the scope of practice as defined by the state laws governing the practice of Occupational Therapy, in
    accordance with the plan of care, and in coordination with other members of the health care team.
  • Follows the plan of care by leading the patient in the use of therapeutic, creative, and self-care activities to improve
    functioning and safety.
  • Observes, records, and reports to the supervising nurse and the physician the patient's response to treatment and changes to
    the patient's condition.
  • Instructs patient, family, caregiver, and participating members of the health care team in the areas of therapy in which they
    can participate to assist the patient.
  • Visits patients according to Plan of Treatment, completes a progress note for each visit, and submits progress notes per LHC
    policy.
  • Completes all patient evaluations and develops the OT plan of care within state specific guidelines. Reports outcomes of
    evaluation, goals, and anticipated projected frequency of care to supervising nurse within 24 hours of the evaluation.
  • Participates in staff conferences and committees as necessary.
  • Provides supervision of the OTA as per LHC policy.
  • Prepares a written discharge summary and/or a written summary report on the patient's condition at least every 60 days.
  • Conducts patient assessments evaluating the level of function by applying diagnostic and prognostic functional ability tests.
  • Provides in-service education as requested by agency leadership.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

License Requirements
  • Current Occupational Therapy licensure in state of practice.
  • Current CPR certification required.
  • Current driver's license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle, or public transportation.
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Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2019-52660
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