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Occupational Therapist Home Health (Contract)

Job Type: Freelance

Title: OccupationalTherapist- Contract

Location:

North Metro Medical Center Home Health, Jacksonville, AR Offering Competitive Salaries.

Job Description:

To provide evaluative, consultative, and treatment interventions to patients referred by a licensed physician. To maintain effective communication with center staff, patients, families and management.

Essential Skill/Knowledge Functions:

Assessment, evaluation and treatment of all referred patients. Appropriate and timely development of Plan of Care of patients served Appropriate and timely documentation of progress towards goals as outlined in North Metro Medical Center’s Home Health Policy and Procedure manual Appropriate and timely communication of patient status to members of Interdisciplinary treatment team Appropriate referrals to members of the Interdisciplinary treatment team Supervision of all clinical activities of the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant according to State Practice Acts. Provision of formal and informal feedback to Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant according to State Practice Acts. Supervision of Rehab Aide Orders and/or assists in obtaining patient equipment and/or supplies to attain patient-related therapeutic goals May modify equipment, appliances, and/or splints to meet patient-related therapeutic goals Participates in conducting in-services to rehab and/or center staff regarding Occupational Therapy interventions. Attends patient care team meetings and/or other conferences as directed Submits billing, payroll, and expense documentation in a correct and timely manner

Essential Administrative Functions:

Participate in center/agency surveys (Licensure) and any subsequently required reports. Attend and participate in continuing educational programs to keep abreast of changes in your field as well as to maintain current license/certification, as required. Attend and participate in mandatory inservices. Honor patients/residents rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage complaints. Comply with corporate compliance program. Report job-related functions/tasks that involve occupational hazards including exposure to blood and body fluids and others as necessary. Follow established safety regulations, to include fire protection & prevention, smoking regulations, infection control, etc. Follow established safety procedures when performing tasks and/or working with equipment. Perform other related duties as necessary and as directed by supervisor.

Licensure/Certification/Education Requirements:

Graduate of ACOTE accredited school and eligible to take or has passed the NBCOT exams (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy). If foreign-trained, must meet the same qualifications as U.S. educational program requirements. Valid professional license in State of practice Freedom from illegal drug use. Freedom from use and effects of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law of abusing, neglecting or mistreating individual in a health care setting are ineligible for employment in this position.

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North Metro Medical Center

1400 Braden Street
Jacksonville, AR 72076

Phone: 501-985-7000

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