Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, the Occupational Therapist is responsible for the delivery of appropriate, adequate, effective, efficient direct patient care services assigned by the Primary Care Clinician and approved by the Clinical Manager. Responsibilities include implementation of the physician plan of care, obtaining physician orders, preparing aide plan of care, supervision of aides, and coordination of care within an interdisciplinary team and participating in effective utilization management and control of patient supplies. Consistently provides care based on the age-related needs of the unique population with consideration of their development/psychosocial needs, environmental safety, educational needs, communication style, and level of understanding. The Occupational Therapist is accountable to the Primary Care Clinician for ensuring that the plan of care is implemented following professional standards of care and agency specific protocols. May provide direction and clinical supervision to an Occupational Therapy Assistant.
OT graduate from accredited curriculum required.
Bachelor's Science, health care related area of study preferred.Master's in Occupational Therapy preferred.
Occupational Therapist - OT RequiredDriver License, Valid and in State - DL NUMBER RequiredAutomobile Insurance - INSURANCE RequiredBasic Life Support Certification - BLS Required
One year of professional experience required.
One year of experience in a home health and/or hospice position preferred. Direct patient care experience within the past five years required.
Skills and Knowledge
Exhibits excellent oral and written communication skills\: with legible handwriting for documentation of patient records in a clear and concise manner.
Basic understanding of home care services, clinical standards of care and practice, Title XXII, Medicare Conditions of Participation, CHAP home health accreditation requirements, QI outcomes/benchmarking, infection control; good understanding of reimbursement patterns for Medicare and other payors; good working understanding of budget and other financial reports.
Self-starter with a high degree of initiative, motivation, flexibility, energy and creativity.
Ability to form harmonious working relationships with internal and external customers.
Demonstrated leadership and negotiation skills and the ability to manage resources for patient care in a cost effective manner.
Excellent collaborative and problem solving skills with customers and management.
Ability to exercise independent sound judgment in planning and providing patient care.
Demonstrated ability in physical, psychosocial, and environmental assessment skills and in implementing plan of treatment.
Excellent organizational skills.
Must be able to meet company productivity standards as indicated by organization and manager.
Must be able to handle sensitive issues, conflict with or among others, respectively direct and reinforce staff efforts; effectively plan and organize and prioritize work, think critically to both effectively plan and organize department operations consistent with Sutter Care at Home's strategic and operating objectives and to effectively solve unique problems as they arise or identify when to consult supervisor.
Must be able to deal with challenging work environment with time demands and occasional conflicting priorities.
Maintain a positive and professional image and demonstrate self-directed learning to meet professional development and/or license requirements.
Is responsible for maintaining all required licensure and certifications.
At orientation and annually thereafter, must be able to meet Sutter Care at Home core competencies for position and area of specialty, as appropriate.
Must have reliable transportation.