Heritage OnCare Home Health is currently seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our rapidly growing team.
The Occupational Therapist (OT) provides direct client care services primarily delivered on a unit basis in the client's home and or place of residence. The OT Case Manager will promote the growth of Heritage OnCare Home Health by representing the organization, its mission, and its role in the community in a professional manner.
The agency provides all technology needed to complete the position's tasks, (phone, tablet, EMR, internet access, etc). We offer competitive wages and mileage reimbursement, and our care is based in the Omaha metro area.
With OnCare, you'll be a part of an experienced home health team of leaders and peers, with ample opportunity for mentorship and career growth throughout the organization.
Responsibilities may include:
Knowledgeable of patient/client legal rights, respects patient/client rights always, and reports the failure of any other person to comply with patient rights including abuse, neglect, or disrespect.
Maintains confidentiality about all patient's personal, financial, and health information including following HIPAA guidelines. Does not share agency issues, concerns, or problems with patients/clients/customers or other entities.
Deals tactfully with team members, patients, families, visitors and government agencies/personnel.
Knowledge of case management theory and assessment process related to home care and knowledgeable of Medicare regulation.
Must possess the ability to make independent medical and or safety decisions when circumstances warrant.
Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and incorporate them into existing clinical practices.
Is knowledgeable and can easily access and implement federal and state homecare regulations as they relate to homecare services. Demonstrates ability to critically think, plan, organize, and problem solve needs of the department and takes the initiative to implement objectives resulting in favorable outcomes.
Understands and utilizes universal precautions, utilizes and maintains equipment and requests supplies as needed
Performs necessary documentation including: consent, evaluations, assessments, plan of care development, prior level of function, discharge planning and follow through, and order entry and adherence to, etc. in a timely manner and per agency policy. Initiates and revises client care plan for the Nursing Assistants based on client's needs. Occupational Therapist will comply with state regulations completing supervisory visits per regulation for Occupational Therapist Assistance and Nursing Assistant.
Consults all client physicians, to ensure agency programming meets or exceeds their expectations and any orders they have given. Devises a realistic client plan of care for the physician's approval after the initial evaluation visit. Reviews the plan of care as often as the severity of the client's condition requires, but at least every 60 days. Informs the physician and other healthcare team members of changes in the client's conditions and needs.
Meets the patients goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining occupational therapy treatment in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and accept therapeutic devices by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as nonmanual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities including dressing, feeding, grooming and hygiene skills, and in using assistive and supportive devices.
Recommend and/or design special adaptive equipment for clients to improve residence or working environments or improve their participation in the community.
Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.
Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs; instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
Graduated from an approved school of Occupational Therapy with a Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree or Doctorate of Occupational Therapy.
Must has Lymphedema Certerification
Must be licensed as a OT in the states of Nebraska and Iowa.
Must possess a current CPR certification.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Be of good moral character
Not have been convicted of a crime under the laws of Nebraska or another jurisdiction, the penalty for which is imprisonment for a period of more than one year.
Speaks, reads and writes English language.
Requires attention to detail in a fast-paced environment