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Shelby, NC, United States
Job ID: 7400
Job Family: Rehabilitative Services
Status: Full Time
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 42011046937710-Occupational Therapy
Location: Shelby - 105 T R Harris Dr
The Occupational Therapist (OT) is responsible for an assigned group of patients, typically geographically related and accountable for the oversight and overall management of the occupational therapy services in the home setting. The occupational therapist provides direct patient care and supervision of COTAs in accordance with an established plan of care to address the patient needs, individual goals and physician ordered services. Responsible for care coordination with the assigned multi-disciplinary team and acts as the assigned patient's liaison with other related healthcare providers in the continuum of care. Ensures appropriate, qualified and timely patient care and documentation in order to meet patient needs and agency financial, operational, and quality goals. Directs, supervises, evaluates and provides occupational therapy services, ordered by a physician, to patients on an intermittent basis in the home. Plans and conducts OT programs to restore function with activities of daily living, prevent disability, and help patients reach their maximum level of independence. May act as a case manager providing management of post-acute services in the home setting including supervision of home health aides.
A licensed occupational therapist’s practice is guided by the Occupational Therapy Practice Act and the Board of Occupational Therapy
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 50 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Ability to travel extensively during all seasons to assigned patients place of residence. Works in a variety of home environments and conditions. Must speak English in good, understandable terms. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch. Finger dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and/or unit conditions. Ability to work flexible schedule to meet patients' needs. Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, goggles, gowns, and masks are sometimes required due to possible exposure to hazardous chemicals or blood and body fluids.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Graduation from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy required. Licensed by the Examining Committee to practice Occupational Therapy in the state required. Must maintain current state driver’s license and auto insurance at all times. Personal vehicles must be well maintained and in safe driving condition. 1-year experience as a licensed OT in a clinical care setting or home health preferred. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required.