Evaluates patient’s level of function through administering diagnostic and prognostic tests.
Instructs and teaches patient and family in ADL’s and use of adaptive ADL equipment for maximal functional independence.
Instructs patients and families in home program, ADL’s and safety in home.
Evaluate home environment for safety to patient and therapist to include but not limited to physical safety hazards, bathroom safety, and kitchen safety.
Instructs patients and family in home program, ADL’s and safety in home.
Arrange schedule for home visits in conjunction with patient needs, physician orders, and other health team personnel, modifies and re-evaluates treatment plan as needed.
Observes, documents patient’s reactions to treatment and changes in the patient’s condition.
Meets agency policy regarding documentation, submission of paperwork.
Informs consults with the physician regarding the patient’s progress or regression with the therapy as needed.
Confers with other health team personnel to ensure an orderly and appropriate treatment plan at all times per agency policy.
Consults with patient and family regarding necessary equipment, maintains safe practice.
Attends Home Health/Hospice interdisciplinary team conferences, attends staff meetings and in-service classes as posted.
Realizes and promotes the spiritual opportunities available to the patient and family.
Awareness of compliance with Medicare, Medical Assistance and Third-Party reimbursement regulations.
Assists in orientation of new personnel to the agency.
Performs other duties as assigned within the Occupational Therapist practice act and contract if contract employee.
Strives to achieve excellence of service as described in the CARE manual.
Responds to the following Shore Health System codes: Code Red (in the immediate area), Code Pink (when called), Code D (when called).
Responsible for honest behavior in all matters. To the best of the employee’s knowledge and understanding, complies with all Federal and State laws and regulations.
Maintains the privacy and security of all confidential and protected health information. Uses and discloses only that information which is necessary to perform the function of the job.
Performs related duties as assigned.
What You Need to Be Successful:
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program. Current Maryland licensure. One (1) year Home Health/Hospice preferably with geriatric patients required. One (1) year Home Health/Hospice experience preferred.
The employee in this position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on the age of the patients served. He/she must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status, to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the necessary care as described in the department’s policies and procedures.