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Occupational Therapist

Company: SSM Health at Home
Location: Janesville
Posted on: June 9, 2019

Job Description:

CLASSIFICATION PURPOSE The purpose of positions in this classification is to evaluate patients and provide treatment to ensure appropriate and comprehensive restorative care.-- Positions in this classification provide clinical supervision to the Occupational Therapy Assistants in accordance with the Wisconsin Administrative Code. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES This listing is not to be construed as all-inclusive.-- Other duties may be required and assigned. Travels to patient homes and provides occupational therapy care and patient assessment duties.-- Assists in developing a treatment plan based on the evaluation with objective goals to be approved by the physician.-- Implements treatment plan.-- Observes, records, and reports the patient---s reaction to treatment and changes in condition.-- Revises the plan of treatment as appropriate.-- Evaluates outcomes of care.-- Instructs patients, family members of patients and other health personnel in the use of equipment, or phases of therapy with which they may work with patient.-- Provides clinical supervision to assigned Occupational Therapy Assistants.-- Meets with Occupational Therapy Assistants on an ongoing basis in accordance with requirements.-- Provides guidance, instruction and supervision to Occupational Therapy Assistants.-- Delegates appropriate portions of the treatment plan to the Occupational Therapy Assistants.-- Ensures for appropriate discussion of patients and required completion of documentation. Coordinates discharge plan decisions and the final assessment with the Occupational Therapy Assistant.-- Provides performance feedback information to the supervisor.Coordinates on-going care with the RN Case Managers and other clinical staff to ensure coordination of care.-- Reports any concerns or issues.-- Identifies any barriers to achievement of identified goals/outcomes and works in collaboration with the RN Case Manager and other patient care team members to assure coordination of care is provided to attain desired outcomes.Contacts and consults with the physician and supervisor and/or RN Case Manager regarding the plan of care.-- Communicates significant changes in patient condition.-- Provides regular updates on progress and recommends revision of plan care as relates to occupational therapy.Documents visit notes, treatments, and plan.-- Verifies that physician orders are complete, accurate and cover the care and visits provided.-- Ensures orders are obtained prior to service delivery.-- Documents any verbal orders and follows up to secure written orders.-- Ensures required visits are completed in a timely manner.-- Follows-up with Branch Clerk or Clinical Assistant to ensure notification and documentation of missed visits is provided in accordance with proper procedures in a timely manner.-- Attends and participates in mandatory meetings, in-services, and conferences. Attends safety training sessions and ensures for compliance with safety rules and procedures.-- Assists in ensuring for patient safety.-- Identifies and notifies Physical Therapist Supervisor or Rehab Program Director of potential safety hazards.-- Reports any work-related accidents and injuries in a timely manner.-- Complies with the procedures for documenting and submitting leave and light duty time.Cleans and maintains therapy equipment ensuring that equipment is in safe and proper working order.Assists with audits as requested.Regular and reliable attendance at work. MARGINAL JOB DUTIES Scans/copies/faxes forms.-- Assembles appropriate forms needed for in-home visits.-- MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy required with two to three years progressively responsible occupation therapy experience. Current State of Wisconsin Occupational Therapy licensure required.-- Member of American Occupational Therapy Association and Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association preferred. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS This position requires travel to patient homes and meeting locations. Must maintain a valid Wisconsin driver---s license. Must maintain an acceptable driver---s record per company policy. Must maintain proof of current auto insurance. Must have access to a vehicle in good working condition. Requires evening, weekend, holiday, and on-call responsibilities. Requires conduct of 20-25 visits/week, 4-5 visits/day or 1.8-2.0 hours/visit (based on a 8 hours work day, 40 hours work week). LOSS OF LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION Any loss of licensure or certification may affect employment status.

Keywords: SSM Health at Home, Janesville , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Janesville, Wisconsin

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