Home Health Occupational Therapist - $5,000 Sign On for External Candidates Only!
March 12, 2018
El Paso, Texas
Opportunities with Homecare Dimensions. For more than 20 years, Homecare Dimensions has been bringing compassionate and skilled care into the homes of patients throughout Southern Texas. Our focus on combining empathy with quality of care enables us to effectively act as a supportive partner to primary care providers. And that makes our organization a perfect fit to Optum and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. Career opportunities with Homecare Dimensions provide you with flexibility, autonomy and incredible support. More importantly, you'll discover the tools, resources, training and technology that only a leader like Optum can provide. Want to make a bigger difference? Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) **Majority of this position is spent in the field at patient's homes.**$5,000 Sign on Bonus!! Primary Responsibilities:Plans medically prescribed occupational therapy treatment for patients suffering from injuries or muscle, nerve, joint and bone diseases, to restore function and prevent disability Reviews referral, physician's orders, patient's' condition and medical records to determine occupational therapy treatment indicated. Accepts physician orders regarding occupational therapy services Assists the physician in evaluating the patient's level of function Performs initial patient evaluation before initiating therapy. Performs and documents OASIS assessments at appropriate time points Assess the patient's home for safety. Instructs the patient on home safety as indicated Plans and prepares written treatment plan to regain upper mobility function, fine motor skills and assist with returning patient to optimal independence with ADLs based on evaluation of patient data in conjunction with the physician, patient and caregiver(s) Prepares a written plan for the occupational therapy assistant and / or Home Health Aide to follow, if applicable Coordinates participation in sensorimotor, educational, recreational and social activities designed to help patients develop or regain physical functioning to adjust to disabilities Selects constructive activities suited to the patient's physical capacity, intelligence level and interest to maximize independence, prepare patient for return to employment, assist in restoration of function and aid in adjustment to disability Instructs, motivates, and assists the patient to learn and improve functional activities and daily living activities and in the use of assistive and supportive devices Designs and constructs special equipment for the patient and suggests adaptations of the patient's living environment to promote independence. Makes referral to obtain necessary ready-made equipment Identifies and addresses barriers to desired outcomes Sets goals of therapy in conjunction with patient / caregiver(s) and physician and evaluates the effectiveness of treatment and outcomes of care, adjusting treatment as needed to achieve maximum benefit Performs care management duties on patient whose primary skilled service is occupational therapy including: notifying the physician of changes in the patient's condition or progress toward goals, obtaining needed occupational therapy orders, reassessing the patient for recertification, supervision of the home health aide, attending and documenting case conferences, coordination of care by reporting of significant findings to others on the healthcare team, and planning for, notification of and documenting the discharge of the patient Confers with physician and other practitioners to obtain additional patient information and suggest revision in treatment program and to integrate occupational therapy with other aspects of the patient's health care Orients, instructs and supervises work activities of assistants, aides and students Advises and consults with patients, caregivers and other staff members Coordinates services and scheduling with the Clinical Team Manager (CTM) and Clinical Team Coordinator (CTC) to include recommendations for additional home health care services for patients within 24 hours of Start of Care (SOC) Documents patient interventions that reflect delivery of safe and high-quality home health care on a visit note written during the patient encounter. Turns in all documentation within 48 hours of the visit Documents all communications with the patient, family, physician, CTM, pharmacy, other disciplines and appropriate others as indicated on communication notes. Manages and supervises COTA employees at least monthly. Supervises all care rendered by the COTA and co-signs COTA notes. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of their work
Required Qualifications:Graduate of an accredited school of occupational therapy approved by the Council of Medical Education of the AMA in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association 1+ years institutional experience Currently licensed as an occupational therapist by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners Maintains certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support Course C Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor's diagnosis of disease **PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealth or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus. Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 90,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Job Keywords: OT, OTR, Occupational Therapist, Home Health, El Paso, TX, Texas
Internal Number: 748126
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