Occupational Therapist (OT)

Advanced Clinical Associates is looking for a Occupational Therapist (OT) who is a compassionate, responsible health care professional who, like us, are devoted to delivering exceptional care and services to every client we connect with. ACA is devoted to excellence, driven by our mission to serve the community with a higher standard of home health care. Whether you are looking for a full-time job or part time employment, being a member of our ACA team offers you a unique opportunity to do important, fulfilling work in the home care industry and to build close and caring relationships. With 50 years of clinical expertise, integrity, and compassion, ACA’s clinical staff provide our clients with 24 hour access to the highest quality home care.

Advanced Clinical Associates is committed to providing a caring and supportive workplace for our employees – an environment that promotes personal and professional growth, treats each employee with respect, encourages innovation and recognizes the unique value that each person brings to our team.

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TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Clinical & Patient Care Services

RISK OF EXPOSURE TO BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS – HIGH

DUTIES

Provide skilled occupational therapy service on an intermittent basis to patients in their homes in accordance with the physician’s orders.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the physician in evaluating the patient’s level of function by applying diagnostic and prognostic procedures.
  • Conduct initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments of the patient’s needs, including Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) assessments.
  • Evaluate the patient’s 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.
  • Assure that the physician’s orders are appropriate and discusses necessary changes.
  • Assist in development and implementation of the interdisciplinary patient care plan to include Occupational Therapy in consultation with the physician.
  • Guide and instruct the patient in prescribed therapeutic self-care and creative activities that are directed toward improving independence and physical and mental functioning.
  • Instruct patient in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, splints, and prosthetic and orthotic devices.
  • Teach, supervise and counsel the family and patient in the total Occupational Therapy program and other related problems of the patient at home.
  • Establish goals based on the patient’s current level of functioning and potential for improvement and performs re-evaluations as indicated.
  • Makes arrangement for outpatient services when procedures are required that cannot be given in the home.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of occupational therapy intervention and updates the patient care plan as needed.
  • Prepare clinical/progress notes on the day of the visit which are incorporated into the chart within 72 hours.
  • Communicate with the physician on a regular basis regarding patient’s status, obtaining additional orders, if necessary.
  • Communicate with other team members and, when appropriate, instructs them in Occupational Therapy techniques that they may use while working with the patient.
  • Supervise the Home Health Aide per agency policy when Occupational Therapy is the only professional discipline involved in the patient’s 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 Patient Care Services in order to coordinate Agency visits.
  • Participate with the staff, the patient, and the physician in discharge activities and completes an Occupational Therapy Discharge Summary.
  • Assume responsibility for self-development by continually striving to improve his/her health care knowledge through educational programs, attendance at workshops and conferences, active participation in professional and related organizations and individual research and reading.

ASSISTS IN THE AGENCY ADMISSION PROCESS

  • Obtain a medical history, particularly as it relates to the present condition.
  • Evaluate the patient, the patient’s significant other(s) and the home situation to determine what instruction will be required, what assistance will be available from the family in caring for the patient, and what other Agency and community services will be required.
  • Assure that the physician’s orders are appropriate and discusses necessary changes.

Our home health agency stands out in the community and with various hospitals and post-acute rehab facilities because we provide both medical and non-medical services to our clients. For the last several years ACA has served hundreds of Veterans around the Valley and has been growing our Medicare and Medicaid insurance divisions. Some of the insurances that we currently accept are: Mercy Care, Health Choice, United Health, Indian Health Services, BlueCross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Medicare and Triwest.

Advanced Clinical Associates is committed to providing a caring and supportive workplace for our employees – an environment that promotes personal and professional growth, treats each employee with respect, encourages innovation and recognizes the unique value that each person brings to our team.

Job Type: Full-time

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