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VNA Occupational Therapist PV

Company: South Shore Health
Location: Rockland
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

If you are an existing employee of SSH then please apply through the internal career site.

Requisition Number:

R-4544

Facility:

LOC0028 - 30 Reservoir Park Drive30 Reservoir Park Drive Rockland, MA 02370

Department Name:

VNA Rehab - South

Status:

Part time

Budgeted Hours:

40

Shift:

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

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"
  1. 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.

  1. 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 Agency guidelines.

  1. 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.

  1. 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 guidelines.

  1. RECERTIFICATIONS:

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.

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  1. DISCHARGES:

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.

  1. TECHNOLOGY:

Demonstrates clinical proficiency and competency in the agency/program automated clinical record as evidenced by successful completion of education program and appropriate daily utilization of software.

  1. SAFETY:

Fosters a "Culture of Safety" through personal ownership and commitment to a safe environment. Demonstrates proper Infection Control during joint visits.

  1. SCHEDULING:

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 revisits.

  1. 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 able.

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 organization.

b. Embraces technological advances that allow us to communicate information effectively and efficiently based on role.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. 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:

License/Registration/Certification Requirements:

Occupational Therapist - Board of Allied Health Professions (Massachusetts)

Keywords: South Shore Health, Boston , VNA Occupational Therapist PV, Other , Rockland, Massachusetts

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