PRN Occupational Therapist - Home Health Rehab - Lebanon

Lebanon, PA | Rehabilitation Services | Tracking Code: 64778

Job Description:

Under general supervision, provides professional occupational therapy services to patients in their home, to assist them in achieving maximum potential in functional activities in accordance with their diagnosis, the physician’s orders and corporate policy and procedures. Responsible for accepting patient referrals, evaluating for services, and managing a caseload. Provides consultant occupational therapy services, when appropriate.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Related to Patient Care
  2. Provides patient and family-oriented care through a process of occupational therapy evaluation, assessment, planning, and implementing rehabilitative programs based on identified patient and family needs according to established short- and long-term goals.
  3. Assist the patient’s physician and/or VNA staff in evaluating patient’s level of function by applying muscle, joint, sensory, perceptual and functional ability tests.
  4. Conducts the initial evaluation visit, within a time frame appropriate to the patient’s needs. The evaluation report will include the specific procedures and modalities to be used and the amount, frequency, and duration.
  5. Develops a written occupational therapy plan of care in accordance with physician’s orders and patient and family needs.
  6. Carries out occupational therapy programs and procedures according to established plan of care, incorporating input from other disciplines involved in the care of the patient.
  7. Periodically reassesses patient’s response to treatment, changes in psycho-social and/or physical condition, reporting same to primary nurse, Clinical Management, or physician.
  8. Educates, instructs, and/or demonstrates techniques of rehabilitation, equipment use, and home modifications to the patient/family, providing written material for subsequent reference.
  9. Participates in interdisciplinary patient care conferences for coordinated planning, goal setting, and problem solving.
  10. Utilizes appropriate disciplines and resources for optimal patient care.
  11. Prepares clinical notes, progress notes and discharge summaries, in accordance with policies.
  12. Discontinues occupational therapy services, when appropriate, notifying primary clinician and/or Clinical Management and physician. Instruct the patient/family how to access follow-up.
  13. Related to Staff
  14. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team, encouraging and maintaining open communications at all times.
  15. Provides clinical supervision to the Home Health Aides and Occupational Therapy Assistant for assigned patients and provides input regarding their performance to the appropriate Manager. Countersigns all clinical notes of Occupational Therapy Assistant.
  16. Assists in the orientation of new staff or continuing education of existing staff, as requested.
  17. Related to Corporate Management
  18. Submits patient visit schedule to the scheduler on a weekly basis and calls to inform of schedule changes and to receive new referrals.
  19. Participates in the utilization review/quality assurance program.
  20. Functions in a cost-effective manner regarding utilization of time, mileage and supplies.
  21. Meets or exceeds established productivity and quality assurance standards.
  22. Seeks consultation and direction from management personnel as appropriate.
  23. Informs Clinical Management of perceived problem areas related to patient care, corporate management or community relations.
  24. Keeps clinical skills current with occupational therapy practice norms.
  25. Related to Community
  26. Demonstrates a professional attitude, sound judgment and continuity in interactions with physicians, other health care providers, and community agencies.
  27. Represents the VNA at community activities, as delegated.
  28. Promotes a positive corporate image.
  29. Acquires and utilizes knowledge of community resources.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited program in occupational therapy
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist
  • BLS certification
  • 12 months clinical experience and rehabilitation experience required
  • Home Health Rehab experience preferred
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management. Willing/able to drive in varying weather conditions and in urban/rural settings.
Kelly Bush
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)