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Home Health OT in Gary, IN at Athletico

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Gary, IN
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    11/20/2018

Job Description



Athletico’s sole purpose is to provide exceptional, progressive, and cost-effective fitness, performance and rehabilitative services through personalized care that emphasizes education and prevention of future injury. This is accomplished through building on our core values of patient/client satisfaction, accountability, teamwork and continuous improvement, which are the foundation for our unique culture.



Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess/screen patient's daily living/work-related skills and develop therapeutic retraining programs with measurable objectives. Administer and interpret diagnostic and prognostic tests of function to patients in their homes or other settings to assist the physician in evaluating the patient’s level of function.
  • Confer with the patient's physician and other health care team members and participate in development/revision of the Plan of Care Treatment.
  • Provide therapeutic treatment and instruction to patients in accordance with physician orders to improve/restore strength, coordination, range-of-motion and function or teach compensation measures.
  • Review/expand the retraining programs in a manner consistent with the behavioral goals of each patient and within the guidelines of the rehabilitation program as a whole.
  • Report patient status and progress to the physician, rehabilitation staff, Clinical Manager, patient and family members.
  • Participate in care coordination and discharge planning activities and act as a resource to other health care personnel in meeting patient's needs.
  • Recommend and/or design special adaptive equipment for clients to improve residence or working environments or improve their participation in the rehabilitation program and/or community.
  • Design/train staff and family members to carry out the retraining program including dressing, feeding, grooming and hygiene skills, participate in team and family educational meetings.
  • Coordinate/oversee/supervise/instruct and evaluates Occupational Therapy Assistant and Home Health Aide performance in implementing occupational therapy services.
  • Accurately and thoroughly document patients' care observations, interventions and evaluation on the day services are rendered. Ensure that interim (verbal) orders received from the physician are accurately documented and implemented. Submit evaluation, treatment plans and discharge summary to the supervisor and care management staff.



Qualifications

Education and Experience: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program
  • A minimum of 1 year occupational therapy experience
  • Home Health experience a plus • Current OT licensure in good standing
  • Current CPR certification
  • Proof of a negative TB test
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Current and valid driver’s license