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LOC0028 - 30 Reservoir Park Drive30 Reservoir Park Drive
Rockland, MA 02370
VNA Rehab - South
Day (United States of America)
Under the direction of the Rehabilitation Manager, evaluates,
plans and administers medically prescribed occupational therapy
treatment to patients in their home.
Essential functions are those tasks, duties and responsibilities
that comprise the means of accomplishing the job's purpose and
objectives. Essential functions are critical or fundamental to the
performance of the job. They are the major functions that the
person in the job is held accountable for. Following are the
essential functions of the job.
- Use this to denote if a function does not provide opportunity
to perform beyond "Meets Expectations"
- INITIAL PATIENT ASSESSMENT:
Performs a comprehensive physical, psycho-social, and safety
assessment of assigned patients as evidenced by clinical
documentation. Identifies functional problems and establishes
interventions and goals to achieve measurable outcomes.
- INITIAL ASSESSMENT DOCUMENTATION:
Completes thorough documentation of Initial Assessment with
results recorded in measurable terms and a Plan of Care is
established, identifying realistic and measurable goals.
Consistently completes all paperwork required to provide service to
patient. Med reconciliation is completed for Agency Admissions and
with every new medication entered into medical record.
Synchronization of all documentation is timely and is according
- REVISITS: TREATMENTS AND DOCUMENTATION:
Plans for and provides skilled occupational therapy treatment in
the home reassessing the patient's status on each visit and
ensuring quality of care as documented in the clinical record.
Treatment plans are modified appropriately to reflect change in
patient status and progression towards goals. Equipment needs are
assessed and equipment is ordered appropriately. Pain and vital
signs are assessed and documented on every visit. Medicare
Functional Reassessments are completed thoroughly and timely for
required time points for those patients for whom are required.
- COORDINATION OF PATIENT CARE:
Coordinates patient care with other clinical team members
ensuring optimal patient care and communication as noted in the
clinical record. MD is notified of any changes in patient status
and also when visit frequency is not met per MD order.
Authorization is obtained for Managed Care patients according to
Agency Recertifications are completed within 5 days prior to the
end of Certification period with thorough completion of OASIS when
required. Second discipline in, recertifications, are completed
with accurate updated orders documented in the chart.
Interdisciplinary communication regarding recertification occurs
prior to recertifying patient.
Discharge planning occurs throughout the episode of care with
documentation reflecting pt and Care Plan Partner have been
notified and prepared for discharge. Discharge is communicated to
all disciplines involved and MD is notified of discharge as
reflected in the medical record. Discharge summaries are completed
and goals and interventions are ended. All required paperwork is
appropriately signed by patient or care plan partner indicating
notification of discharge.
Demonstrates clinical proficiency and competency in the
agency/program automated clinical record as evidenced by successful
completion of education program and appropriate daily utilization
Fosters a "Culture of Safety" through personal ownership and
commitment to a safe environment. Demonstrates proper Infection
Control during joint visits.
Maintains up to date schedule in computerized system,
identifying availability for new patients. Submits schedules for
following week by Friday morning. Keeps patients informed as to
their individualized schedules and anticipated dates of
- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
Maintains and enhances individual knowledge as well as promoting
professional standards in occupational therapy. Maintains current
knowledge in Occupationsl Therapy practice by attendance at
in-services. Participates on Committees or Team projects as
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Cont.)
I. Technology and Learning
a. Participates in continued learning and possess a willingness
and ability to learn and utilize new technology and procedures that
continue to develop in their role and throughout the
b. Embraces technological advances that allow us to communicate
information effectively and efficiently based on role.
- Other duties as required.
1 weekend day every 4-5 weeks (either Saturday OR Sunday
1-2 holidays per year
18 points per month - example 1 point = 1 routine visit
Responsibilities if Required:
Education if Required:
Occupational Therapist - Board of Allied Health Professions