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Central Valley Specialty Hospital Occupational Therapist (OT) - Home Health - Per Diem in Colusa, California

Colusa Medical Center, provides both inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency services, to the surrounding community bringing exceptional healthcare and service to our community. Come and join our growing Home Health team in a beautiful area of Northern California. Experience providing Home Health where traffic jams are unheard of! Our Home Health Department is dedicated to delivering the highest level of Rehab care in the North State. Feel what it is like to truly make a difference in a wonderful community. Job Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Rehabilitation Therapy Services, the Occupational Therapist plans, organizes, develops, administers, directs, and supervises Occupational Therapy treatment in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, regulations and guidelines. The individual in this position must have initiative and be innovative, and must possess a sense of responsibility, integrity and sound judgment, follow standards of proper conduct, and abide by facility policies and standards of care. This position does provide direct patient care to, adult and geriatric patients, including comprehensive assessment, treatment planning and provision of Home Health therapy. The Occupational Therapist contributes to program development, quality improvement, program assessment, and departmental policy and procedure development. Qualifications: A graduate of an Occupational Therapy curriculum . California Occupational Therapist licensure required. Eligibility to take or has passed the examination for Occupational Therapists administered by the NBCOT, and successful completion of the National Registration Examination. Two (2) years of clinical Experience as an Occupational Therapist preferred. Possesses and maintains current BLS certification. Must be a California licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with California requirements. Understands hospice philosophy; issues of death/dying. Ability to communicate effectively with O.T. staff, interdisciplinary staff, visitors, patients, families and members of the community. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills. Duties and Responsibilities: * Evaluates patient’s functional status (muscle function, endur¬ance, visual coordination, written and verbal communication skills, self-care ability, work capacity, etc.). Evaluates home environment for hazards or barriers to more independent living. Identifies equipment needs. Participates in the development of the individualized plan of care. * Develops treatment program and establishes goals for improved function. Communicates plan of care to referring physician and other organization professionals. Also, as necessary, will develop program for caregiver’s energy conservation. * May teach new skills or retrain patient in once familiar daily activities that have been lost due to illness or injury, in accordance with organization policy. * May train patient and family/caregiver in the use of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices. * Maintains appropriate clinical records, progress notes, and reports to the physician any changes in the patient’s condition. Submits these records in accordance with organization policy. * Maintains contact/communication with team members in the patient’s care to promote coordinated, efficient care. * Attends and contributes to in-services, interdisciplinary group meetings, and other meetings as required by organization policy to ensure com¬prehensive assessments for the patients of the organization. * Instructs and educates patient’s/family/caregiver and other team members in patient’s treatment regime. * Participates in hospice personnel orientation program. * Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities. * Participates in discharge planning for patient. The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.