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Occupational Therapist, Palos Health Home Health Care- Flex/Registry, Days

Location Lemont, Illinois Business Unit Palos Hospital Job REQID 28087 Job Function Rehabilitation/Wellness Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

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Description

The Home Health Flex Occupational Therapist directs, supervises, evaluates, and provides occupational therapy services to Home Care and Hospice patients in the home as prescribed by the attending physician.

Evaluates and establishes goals based on the patient's current level of functioning and potential for improvement. Assists the physician in evaluating the patient's level of treatment by applying diagnostic and prognostic procedures.

 Instructs and assists with compensatory techniques designed to maximize independence in AOL skills.

Designs, fabricates, fits and instructs on the use of orthotic and self-help adaptive devices.

Evaluates the home environment for safety factors related to the patients condition and makes appropriate recommendations.

Implements individualized therapeutic activity programs as part of an overall active treatment program for a patient with a diagnosed psychiatric illness.

Performs vocational and pre-vocational training.

Provides supervision of the C.O.T.A. in accordance with agency policy.

Observes, records, and reports to the physician, the therapy Coordinator, and/or the RN, the patient's treatment, response and progress.

Instructs patient, family and other members of the health care team in the total occupational therapy program and in certain phases with which they may work with the patient.

Communicates with other members of the health care team and with the Therapy Coordinator regarding patients progress, needs and discharge planning.

Participates in staff and team meetings, in-services, patient care conferences, QI activities and other meetings as requested. Prepares written documentation of visits and other activities on appropriate forms, inclusive of OASIS data set at various points in time, within designated time frames.

Maintains current knowledge regarding agency policies and procedures and adheres to same.

Demonstrates ability to care for patients with understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation process.

Adheres to Palos Health Home Health Care policies regarding all aspects of HIPAA Privacy and Confidentiality Rules, dress code and attendance.

Adheres to all Palos Health and Palos Home Health Care policies.

Performs other and related duties as directed.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Licensed as an Occupational Therapist under the Illinois Occupational Therapist Practice Act.
  • A thorough knowledge of the principles, techniques, and equipment used in the application of Occupational Therapy.
  •  Ability to comprehend and perform effective written and verbal communication.

Preferred:

  •  Previous home care experience preferred.

 

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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