PER-DIEM OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST NEEDED FOR HOME BOUND PATIENTS!
At Serenity we provide in-home skilled and non-skilled care to patients in the comfort of their own home. Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of patients that are in need of our help. Many researchers have performed studies that indicate patients do heal faster when they are in an environment that is comfortable and trustworthy (their home). At Serenity, we strives to hire the best. It is our mission to promote a professional, excellent and holistic approach to care for our patients in the comfort of their own home. See Service Areas in NJ.
Occupational Therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Occupational therapy services typically includes (but not limited to):
• Meets the patient’s goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining occupational therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
• Helps patient develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities by implementing programs involving manual arts and crafts, practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, and homemaking skills, activities of daily living, and sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities; directing aides, technicians, and assistants.
• Promotes maximum independence by selecting and constructing therapies according to individual’s physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest.
• Prepares patient for return to employment by consulting with employers; determining potential employee difficulties; retraining employees; helping employers understand necessary physical and job result accommodations.
• Evaluates results of occupational therapy by observing, noting, and evaluating patient’s progress; recommending and implementing adjustments and modifications.
• Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.
• Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing and instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
• Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
• Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
• Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
• Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
• Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
• Develops occupational therapy staff by providing information; developing and conducting in-service training programs.
• Complies with federal, state, and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
• Have successfully completed and graduated from an accredited occupational therapy professional program recognized by NBCOT and have completed all fieldwork requirements.
• Two years of experience as an occupational therapist
• Initial certification by National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy.
• Current license by the State of New Jersey Board of Occupational Therapy.
• Current Child Abuse Clearances
• Current CPR certificates or be able to obtain within 3 months
• Physical ability to lift and transfer patients (minimum of 25 lbs.)
• Basic computer experience (Microsoft Office, Internet, etc.)
• Able to work well with others, in a fun, relaxed, and friendly environment
• Be able to bring fresh new ideas and a vision to make an already great practice even better!
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• An interest in working closely with people
• Good team-working skills
• Health Promotion and Maintenance,
• Creating a Safe, Effective Environment,
• Motivating Others,
• Legal Compliance,
• Bedside Manner,
• Medical Teamwork,
• Mental Health,
• Pain Management,
• Analyzing Information
• Quality Focus
Schedule & Attendance:
• An Occupational Therapist may need to assume a flexible work schedule
• Be able to meet attendance, overtime, on – call, and other reliability requirements of the job
• Have access to reliable transportation that will enable the Occupational Therapist to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area
• Have proof of eligibility to work in the US
• Have a clean background and criminal record
• Have recent Physical, TB/Chest X-ray on record
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job entails possible occasional exposure to body fluids which can contain blood-borne pathogens. This position may entail possible exposure to hazardous material including liquid or gaseous oxygen. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel and talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The associate is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally exert up to 50 pounds of force, and/or a significant amount of force frequently or consistently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
• Flexible scheduling
• Bi-weekly pay
• Industry-leading pay rates
• Providing one-to-one care in the home
Job Type: Per-Diem
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