Occupational Therapist, OT

Occupational Therapist OT

Residential Home Health is a national leader of home care in both Michigan and Illinois and is ranked among the top home health companies in the United States for helping patients live better, recover faster, experience a higher quality of life and remain independent at home. View all of our openings at http://www.residentialhomehealth.com/careers/

Residential is hiring a contingent Occupational Therapist OT to service patients in the Minooka, Morris, and Mokena areas.

  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • - Company vehicle program for full-time employees
    • HomeCare Elite agency
    - 1:1 patient care
    • Partner to Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare providing all home care services to their patient population
    • Limited weekend/holiday requirements and no mandatory on-call
    SUMMARY: The Occupational Therapist is responsible for providing in home Occupational Therapy services to Agency patients, as prescribed by the attending physician, and for providing Agency staff, and the attending physician with Occupational Therapy consultation as needed.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.
    • Perform Occupational Therapy assessments of patient functioning levels, plans short and long term goals toward improving/restoring independence and physical/cognitive functioning; and implement developed treatment programs, approved by the attending physician.
    • Provide guidance and instruction to patients/family members of developed therapeutic, creative, and self care procedures/activities; and explains adaptive and progressive approaches in applying it.
    • Instruct the patient/family members in use of appropriate orthotic, or prosthetic equipment; and may also design and fabricate customized adaptive and assistive devices, with training for their use.
    • Conduct functional and cognitive re-evaluations, as indicated, to assess the need for any revisions in the treatment plan.
    • Instruct and familiarizes, as necessary, the patient and pertinent family members with all other aspects of the total treatment program.
    • Maintain adequate clinical and progress notes and submits all required paperwork in a timely manner according to Agency policy.
    • Periodically reports to the physician on the patients treatment, response, and progress, and assists the physician in determining any necessary changes in the treatment program.
    • Arrange for outpatient occupational therapy services that cannot be rendered in the home, as necessary.
    • Provide consultation to, and instructs other members of the home health team in the use of necessary equipment, techniques, modalities and basic activity programs, when needed, and as requested.
    • Prepare periodic reports, as required by the Agency, which are sent to the physician and third party payers regarding care being provided.
    • Maintain and updates professional competency through in-service attendance and similar professional resources.
    • Participate in staff and Agency development activities.
    • Participate in in-service, case conferences, and staff meetings as required.
    • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.
    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Must be able to meet the physical demands of providing occupational therapy services, such as ambulating patients, transferring patients, assisting with exercises, etc.
    • Must be able to transfer patients as needed according to proper techniques of body mechanics to promote patient and staff safety.
    • Must be able to use good and sound clinical judgment.
    • Must be able to document accurately and appropriately.
    • Must follow up as needed and appropriately with doctors office, RHH clinical and management staff pertaining to any concerns regarding patient care.
    • Must hold, in good standing, a license/registration as an Occupational Therapist, issued by the State of Illinois.
    • CPR certified.
    • Must be empathetic, non-judgmental, tactful, responsible, and organized.
    • Must understand the team approach and be a supportive team member.

    • Must possess a Bachelor of Science or Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from a school with an Occupational Therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association.
    • One (1) to two (2) years post graduate social work experience in a health care setting.
    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have and maintain a valid Illinois Driver's License, maintain automobile insurance coverage and have access to a reliable automobile. Must have and maintain in good standing professional license, certificate or registration.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

    The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this position, the employee travels by automobile and is exposed to changing weather conditions.

    Employee will be required to drive daily for meetings and/or visits to residential homes. Employee will work in varied residential environments based on assigned caseload.

    COMMENTS: This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time

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