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Occupational Therapist

Company: visiting nurse services in westchester
Location: White Plains
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Job Description:

Per Diem Opportunities in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties!!
VNS Westchester is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are given equal consideration without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or marital status.

Job Details



VNS Westchester has fee-for-service opportunities for experienced therapists to provide occupational therapist services to our adult/acute care home-bound patients. The Occupational Therapist provides evaluation and treatment to patients in order to develop motor skills, strengthening, coordination and use of adoptive equipment to further enhance independence and functional activity of daily living skills.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. Evaluates the patient's ability to function in the home and determines the need for appliances and or modifications of the environment.2. Develops a therapeutic plan of treatment and appropriate goals in collaboration with the patient, family, physician and other health team members.3. Provides direct care to treat disabilities and injuries through the use of accepted occupational therapy modalities.4. Identifies and reports significant clinical information to the physician, Director ofRehabilitation Services and primary nurse coordinating services.5. Instructs and supervises caregivers in those treatments which are appropriate to be carried out independent of the therapist's visits.6. Participates in patient care conferences for coordination purposes and documents outcomes.7. Documents all clinical evaluations, treatments and patient's responses to therapy interventions.8. Instructs and supervises the patient/family and home health aide (and others) in the home exercise program and other aspects of patient care as appropriate and documents their response to instruction.9. Recommends equipment and assistive devices to assist patients to achieve maximum function.10. Continually assesses the patient for progress toward goals and need for modification in the plan of treatment.11. Facilitates and promotes independence and optimal functioning.12. Systematically plans for discharge in collaboration with the patient, family, physician and primary nurse.13. Submits completed clinical documentation in accordance with agency policies.
Job Requirements
1. NYS Professional License and current registration to practice as an occupational therapist.2. Graduate of an Occupational Therapy program approved by the Council on Education of the AMA in collaboration with the OT Association or World Federation of OTs.3. One (1) year of full time experience in direct provision of occupational therapy services.4. Home care experience preferred.5. Automobile in good working order and auto insurance in the amount specified by VNSW.6. Valid driver's license.7. Computer Knowledge preferred.8. Knowledge of McKesson Clinical Software preferred.9. Must maintain CEU requirements.10. Professional Liability Insurance in the amount specified by VNSW.

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