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SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Occupational Therapist (OT) is responsible for providing occupational therapy services to patients according to accepted standards of practice. The Occupational Therapist maintains appropriate documentation and works as a team with other professionals. These duties are performed in a manner which demonstrates the Philosophy/Mission and Values of Mercy Health.
- Graduate of an Occupational Therapy accredited curriculum with Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.
- Maintains a current valid license to practice as an OT as issued by the State of Ohio Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy/Athletic Trainer Board.
- A minimum of one year clinical experience.
- Home Health Care experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Has in-depth knowledge of a specialized technical or administrate field, or a broad working professional field.
- Analyzes and interprets complex information.
- Determines a course of action based on general guidelines.
- Requires basic reading, writing and simple arithmetic skills
- May operate complex office equipment/machinery.
- Basic Computer Skills required.
PROBLEM SOLVING / DECISION-MAKING:
- Makes decisions based on an analysis of facts and general principles.
- Evaluates existing plans, programs, and processes based on established objectives.
- Exercises significant risk-taking, judgment, and creativity to identify and analyze problems.
SCOPE OF IMPACT / ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Impacts multiple work areas on a day to day basis.
- Provides information regularly to the decision making process.
- Has little or no responsibility for committing resources (financial or staff) in work area(s), but performs analyses and makes recommendations.
- Coaches others by providing constructive feedback
- Works independently.
- Exchanges non-routine information/technical details with others who may not be completely knowledgeable of subject area.
- Requires sensitivity and tact to present/defend controversial information.
PRINCIPAL JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES (Essential Functions):
- Provides Occupational Therapy interventions in a patient’s place of residence.
- Performs a comprehensive evaluation for each patient to determine the need for Occupational Therapy, including the following as appropriate:
Pertinent Medical HistoryBarriers to learning
These may be cultural, religious, emotional, financial, cognitive, language, literacy, and/or desire/motivation
Readiness to learn-this may be low, moderate, or high
Level of pain.
Occupational therapy needs
The home environment of architectural barriers and safety.
- Patient specific goals are developed which are realistic, taking into account the patient’s limitations, motivation, and potential for improvement.
- The care plan specifies therapeutic activities and exercises, special adaptive equipment, recommendation on required structural modifications, and all teaching and training activities. Estimates frequency, duration, intensity of visits and plans for discharge are included.
- After the initial assessment, reassessments are performed at least once every 30 days or at discharge.
Therapy goals and the care plan may be modified at time of reassessment.
- Consults with referring physician and other team members as needed for continuation of care and discharge planning
- Schedules caseload of assigned patients and informs the patient and families of the scheduled treatment times.
- Documentation of the patient’s progress occurs with each home visit and is incorporated into the patient’s medical record. Occupational Therapists adhere to the general documentation guidelines of Mercy Home Health Care and the AOTA
- The OT participates in regular multidisciplinary conferences and other meetings as directed.
- Provide professional instruction and supervision for the Occupational Therapy Assistant.
- Supervision of the COTA.
The OT can delegate portions of patient care to the COTA
The OT is responsible for supervising the COTA’s implementation of the plan of care and for co-signing all of the COTA'S documentation.
Documentation competed by the COTA demonstrates collaboration between the evaluating OT and the COTA.
The OT, reviews at least weekly and co-signs notes of the COTA on assigned patients.
The OT is available by telephone to assist the COTA.
- Attends meetings, seminars and educational conferences pertinent to Occupational Therapy. Conducts in services as needed.
- Occupational Therapist’s practice is in accordance with chapter 4755 of the Ohio Revised Code and chapters 4755-1 to 4755-9 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.
We’ll also reward your hard work with:
- Great health, dental and vision plans
- Prescription drug coverage
- Flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance w/AD&D
- An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
- Paid time off
- Tuition reimbursement
- And a lot more
Scheduled Weekly Hours:24
Work Shift:Days/Afternoons (United States of America)
Mercy Health provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law. If you require accommodation in the application process please contact our Human Resources Department at (513)952-5280 or by email at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]. This department will make sure you get connected with a Human Resources representative that can assist you.