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Staff Occupational Therapist, Home Health

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care. This position works collaboratively with other members of the interdisciplinary team to assuredelivery of high quality occupational therapy services in accordance with the physician's ordersand with the agency's programs and policies. Services are provided in the patient's place ofresidence.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:1. Performs initial evaluation to identify functional deficits. Establishes Plan of Treatment in consultation with the physician including short and long-term goals.2. Guides the patient in their use of therapeutic, creative, and/or self-care activities for the purpose of improving or restoring function and putting function to practical use.a. Plans program for patient utilizing physical or mental activities, crafts,avocations, exercises, and daily self-care activities, to reach maximal level offunction.b. Instructs in the use of equipment that will help improve function in the home.3. Observes, records and reports patient's response to treatment and any changes in patient's condition to physician.4. Communicates with the Rehab Program Manager, Patient Care Manager, Clinical Coordinator and appropriate staff in order to plan total patient and family care. Confers with other disciplines as appropriate in planning rehabilitation for the patient.5. Records reflect the family oriented approach. Documentation is timely, accurate, legible and in compliance with the agency policy and directives. Records make clear the goals and plans made with the patient and/or family.6. Evaluates and documents the effectiveness and outcomes of care on an ongoing basis and makes revisions as needed.7. Plans for discharge as appropriate.8. Instructs other health team personnel, when appropriate, in certain areas of occupational therapy including activities of daily living, in which they may work with the patients.This includes the patient and family members.
QUALIFICATIONS(MINIMUM)EDUCATION:An Occupational Therapist is registered by the American Occupational Therapy Association or is a graduate of a program in Occupational Therapy approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association in collaboration with the American O.T. Association and engaged in the required supervised clinical experience period prerequisite to registration by the American O.T. Association.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:Preferably one or two years experience under a qualified registered Occupational Therapy supervisor.CPR certified. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Staff Occupational Therapist, Home Health, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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