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Home Care Occupational Therapist 2 PRN

Company: Danbury Health Systems
Location: Danbury
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Job Description:

Welcome to Western Connecticut Health Network, a comprehensive group of Hospitals, Medical Practices and Home Care designed to know our patients well. WCHN is comprised of Danbury, New Milford, and Norwalk Hospital as well as Western Connecticut Home Care, and Western Connecticut Medical Group. We are united by our mission to improve the health and well-being of those who live in the communities we proudly call home. We believe our dedicated and talented employees are the cornerstone of providing the best in patient care, and we are seeking qualified and compassionate individuals to enhance the delivery of care to the communities we serve.Summary:Provides services that identify, prevent, remediate, and rehabilitate acute or prolonged physical dysfunction or pain with emphasis on upper extremity function, maximal independence in activities of daily living, and cognitive perceptual motor function. Assumes responsibility for the ongoing interdisciplinary assessment and development of the individualized plan of care in partnership with the patient, representative (if any) and caregiver. Communicates with the physician who is responsible for the health plan of care and other health care practitioners as appropriate related to the current home health plan of care.Responsibilities:1. Develops, implements and evaluates te plan of care in partnership wi the patient, representative (if any), caregiver(s) an physician(s).2. Provides services that are ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care. Communicates with all physicians involved in the plan of care and other health care practitioners as appropriate3. Provides direct occupational therapy services in accordance with the plan of care established by the physician.4. Maintains records on visits to clients; including evaluation, plans for care, client's response to therapy. Provides discharge planning when applicable, and clinical notes.5. Participates in case management conferences with the nurse and other team members to coordinate the occupational therapy program with total plan of care.6. Provides education and counseling to the patient and family members regarding occupational therapy treatment regimen.7. Identifies patient and family needs for other home health services and makes client referrals for same, when needed.8. Participates in the agency quality assurance and performance improvement program and the agency-sponsored inservice training.9. Supervises care provided by the COTA(s) and home health aides as appropriate..10. Re-evaluates the client's progress and treatment regime, making changes as indicated, and under the physician's recommendations.11. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.including in-service training.12. Performs other duties as assigned.Other information:Required:Minimum Experience: one yearDesired: Experience in qualified home health agency.Location: Danbury-100 Saw Mill RoadWork Schedule: Day 8Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: NoWork Type: Per DiemCredentials: Credentials:Essential:* Occupational TherapistEducation:Essential:* Bachelor's Level DegreeWorking conditions:Essential:* Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity* Some occupational risk* Extremely heavy effort. May exert > 125 lbs. of force* Some exposure to dirt, odors, noise, human waste, etc.WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other classification protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

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