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Occupational Therapist /OT Home Health PRN - Good Shepherd At Home - Occupational Therapy

at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network

Posted: 6/24/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 105590
Keywords: home health

Job Description

Good Shepherd At Home - Occupational Therapy

1

Per Diem

Day / Evening

Varied PRN

OT - Occupational Therapist

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is the 8th largest rehabilitation network in the U.S. Good Shepherd has over 100 years supporting rehabilitation services for stroke, orthopedic, brain and spinal trauma, amputations, MSK, orthopedic and neuro services. We are excited to announce Good Shepherd at Home; our newest division in home health care. Due to our immediate growth we are seeking skilled PRN Occupational Therapists in the following counties.

· Northampton County, Pennsylvania

· Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

· Carbon County, Pennsylvania

· Bucks County, Pennsylvania

· Berks County, Pennsylvania

· Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Job Summary:

The Occupational Therapist facilitates restoration of function and prevention of disability for patients with rehabilitation needs and/or physical disabilities by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy in a Home Health setting.

IDENTIFIES PATIENT REHABILITATION CARE REQUIREMENTS

By assessing patient condition upon order of physician and at regular intervals during assigned shift; integrating patient information to facilitate holistic patient care.

PLANS, IMPLEMENTS AND EVALUATES REHABILITATIVE CARE

By setting goals, collaborating and communicating with health-care team, patients and families; acting on physician's order and patient need in a timely manner; documenting interventions and responses; revising care plans based on patient response.

PROVIDES INFORMATION TO PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE TEAM

By meeting them; providing educational information in conjunction with direct care providers related to treatments, procedures, and continuing care requirements; answering questions and requests.

MONITORS DELIVERY OF CARE

By completing patient rounds; documenting care; identifying process improvements leading to desired care outcomes; intervening to overcome deviations in the expected plan of care; reviewing the plan with patients in conjunction with direct care providers; maintaining ongoing communication with care management regarding variances from the care plan or transfer/discharge plan.

ASSURES QUALITY OF CARE

By fostering practices that adhere to the hospital's philosophy, goals and standards of care; measuring outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; adhering to applicable licensure regulations, government regulations and other accreditation standards.

PROTECTS SELF, CO-WORKERS, AND PATIENTS

By interpreting and implementing policies and procedures to prevent the spread of blood borne and/or airborne diseases; by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, and equipment cleaning and storage procedures.

RESPECTS PATIENTS

By recognizing their rights; providing emotional, psycho-social, and spiritual support; maintaining confidentiality.

MAINTAINS SAFE AND CLEAN WORKING ENVIRONMENT

By complying with procedures, rules and regulations; calling for assistance from support personnel, keeping patient rooms and therapy areas in a neat and orderly fashion; cleaning assigned equipment or areas according to procedure.

ENSURES OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT

By following manufacturers' instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; processing requisitions for repair; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.

MAINTAINS SUPPLIES INVENTORY

By checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

MAINTAINS PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

By attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies; maintaining BLS; attending required annual in-services; attending at least 80% of staff meetings; documenting professional development on associate education record; conducting annual learning sessions in collaboration with clinical educator, identifies learning needs and seeks professional improvement.

CONTRIBUTES TO THE TEAM EFFORT

By accomplishing related results as needed, follows through on delegated tasks, responds to coworkers requests for assistance, demonstrates behaviors as defined by the GSSH-A code of conduct and acts as a resource and/or leader when the need arises.

PROMOTES THE DEVELOPMENT OF GOOD SHEPHERD AS A SYSTEM

By volunteering as a representative of Good Shepherd at community events; acting as a preceptor for new associates or students; communicating performance outcomes and results; responding to change in a constructive, positive manner.

Travel required.

Minimum Education Requirements: Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited program in occupational therapy.

Minimum Experience Requirements: Minimum of one year of experience in home health or experience in a setting equal to requirements of an acute care setting.

License/Certifications: Current license to practice specialty in the State of Pennsylvania. Valid CPR certification at hire or within first 90 days of employment and valid driver's license required.

GOOD SHEPHERD'S UNIVERSAL FLU PROGRAM

As a health-care provider, we have a professional and ethical obligation to protect our patients and residents from developing further complications.

To protect our patients and residents, Good Shepherd is now requiring influenza (flu) vaccinations for all Associates, licensed independent practitioners, contracted, agency and temporary employees, students and volunteers.

Good Shepherd is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.