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Occupational Therapist - Part Time - Washtenaw County Area

Company: The Care Team
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

The Care Team The care you deserve and the support you need. Come join our growing team! The Care Team Home Health is looking for a Part-Time Occupational Therapist to care for patients in Ann Arbor/Jackson/ Washtenaw County, MI, and surrounding areas. We specialize in providing Home Care in the home and facilities. If you are looking for a new and exciting opportunity, we encourage you to apply today. A member of the recruiting team will be in contact with you to discuss this opportunity in more detail. At the Care Team we offer: Innovation and industry-leading systems and technology Engaging Company Culture Competitive Compensation 401k with company match Growth from within through training, supportive leadership, and collaboration with the best of the best in your field Independence, Autonomy, and Flexibility! To learn more, visit! KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide skilled occupational therapy service on an intermittent basis to patients in their homes in accordance with the physicians orders. Additionally, the Home Health Occupational Therapist will: Occupational Therapist assist the physician in evaluating the patients level of function by applying diagnostic and prognostic procedures. Occupational Therapist conduct initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments of the patients needs, including Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) assessments. Occupational Therapist evaluate the patients 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 patient, as well as what other Agency and community services, will be required. Occupational Therapist assure that the physicians orders are appropriate and discusses necessary changes. Occupational Therapist assist in development and implementation of the interdisciplinary patient care plan to include Occupational Therapy in consultation with the physician. Occupational Therapist guide and instruct the patient in prescribed therapeutic self-care and creative activities that are directed toward improving independence and physical and mental functioning. Occupational Therapist instruct patient in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, splints, and prosthetic and orthotic devices. Occupational Therapist teach, supervise and counsel the family and patient in the total Occupational Therapy program and other related problems of the patient at home. Occupational Therapist establish goals based on the patients current level of functioning and potential for improvement and performs re-evaluations as indicated. Occupational Therapist makes arrangement for outpatient services when procedures are required that cannot be given in the home. Occupational Therapist evaluate the effectiveness of occupational therapy intervention and updates the patient care plan as needed. Occupational Therapist prepare clinical/progress notes on the day of the visit which are incorporated into the chart within 14 days. Occupational Therapist communicate with the physician on a regular basis regarding patients status, obtaining additional orders, if necessary. Occupational Therapist communicate with other team members and, when appropriate, instructs them in Occupational Therapy techniques that they may use while working with the patient. Occupational Therapist supervise the Home Health Aide per agency policy when Occupational Therapy is the only professional discipline involved in the patients care. Supervise the Occupational Therapy Assistant at least per agency policy. Participate in Agency activities, in-services, and meetings, when appropriate. Confirm, on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Director of Nursing in order to coordinate Agency visits. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: Industry experience Prefer at least one year of Home Health Care. Comprehensive knowledge of general therapy theory and practice and able to work independently. Regulatory Requirements Licensed or registered in the State of Michigan. Must pass a criminal background check & MVR check. Completed health statement acknowledging ability to perform the duties of the position. Valid state drivers license. Proof of current automobile insurance. TB testing per agency policy; (1 or 2 step TB skin test within 12 months of hire & annual TB symptom screening thereafter). OT Home Health Expertise Must be computer literate and able maintain simple records in English. Promotes patient/family education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patients/familys cultural, ethnic and/or personal needs or preferences. Collaborates with the patient/family to learn appropriate self-care techniques. Submits documentation in a timely manner per Agency policy. Knowledgeable of current federal, state and agency regulations concerning patient care, includes incident management and reporting. Maintains regulatory requirements. Including complying with Legal Authority: Act 519, Public Acts of 1982; MCL 400.11, which states: All persons employed, licensed, registered, or certified to provide health care, must report suspicion or reasonable cause to believe that physical, mental, or sexual abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an adult has occurred. Participates in agency's other mandated activities, i.e., in-services, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI); staff meetings. EDUCATION: Must be a graduate of an Occupational Therapy school approved by the Council of Medical Education of the A.M.A. in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association. Preferably should be a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Keywords: The Care Team, Ann Arbor , Occupational Therapist - Part Time - Washtenaw County Area, Healthcare , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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