Company: VNA Health
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Job Description Summary
The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the implementation of
standards of care for occupational therapy services and for
adherence to all conditions outlined in the Service Agreement.
Respects and promotes the mission, values, and vision of VNA
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
Evaluates patient's functional status (muscle function, endurance,
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 total plan
For patients who plan to return to work, the occupational therapist
may perform work capacity evaluation and may refer to specialized
vocational training in accordance with Organization policy.
Develops treatment program and establishes goals for improved
function. Communicates plan of care to referring physician and
other Organization professionals.
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 fabricate splints and instruct patient in the use of various
types of adaptive equipment to improve function.
May train patient in the use of prosthetic and/or orthotic
Maintains appropriate clinical records, clinical 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 other personnel involved in
the patient's care to promote coordinated, efficient care.
Attends and contributes to inservices, case conferences, and other
meetings as required by Organization policy to ensure coordinated
and comprehensive plans of care for the patients of the
Meets average daily productivity standards as set by the
Knowledge of state, federal, local and accreditation (CHAP)
regulations for the delivery of home health services.
Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other home health
services and refers as appropriate.
Instructs patient's family/caregiver and other Organization health
care personnel in patient's treatment regime when indicated and
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.
Graduate of an occupational therapy curriculum accredited jointly
by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of
the American Medical Association and the American Occupational
Registered with the National Registration Examination of the
American Occupational Therapy Association.
Two years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist.
Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and
Possess and maintains current CPR Certification.
Ability to lift 25 lbs.
Ability to push/pull 200 lbs.
Ability to stoop, bend, and squat.
Ability to walk up one flight of stairs.
Ability to walk one mile.
Ability to sit for one hour, minimum.
Visual and audio acuity.
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Keywords: VNA Health, Santa Barbara , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Santa Barbara, California
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