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Home Health Occupational Therapy (OT)

Company: Bridge Home Health and Hospice
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: August 31, 2019

Job Description:

Job Title/Position: Occupational Therapist - Palm Springs, Ca
Reports To:Clinical Supervisor/Nursing Supervisor
Job Description Summary
Bridge Home Health & Hospiceis currently looking for an experienced, driven and personable Occupational Therapist. We are committed to providing the highest quality home-based patient care experience, in an atmosphere of respect and dignity. If you want to be a part of a team that is the premier provider of post-acute care, then we want to hear from you!
Bridge Home Health & Hospice works from a simple mission. That Mission is:
Commitment to excellence is serving our community.
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 individualized plan of care.
  • Develops treatment program and establishes goals for improved function. Communicates plan of care to referring physician and other organization professionals. Also as necessary will develop program for caregivers' energy conservation.
  • 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 and family/caregiver in the use of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices.
  • Maintains appropriate clinical records, progress 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 team members in the patient's care to promote coordinated, efficient care.
  • Attends and contributes to inservices, interdisciplinary case conferences, and other meetings as required by organization policy to comprehensive assessments for the patients of the organization.
  • Instructs and educates patient's/family/caregiver and other team members in patient's treatment regime.
  • Participates in hospice personnel orientation program.
  • Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
  • 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.
    Position Qualifications

    • A 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 Therapy Association. Meets personnel qualifications stated in 418.114(b)(5).
    • 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 organization skills.
    • Possesses and maintains current CPR Certification.
    • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.

      Experience:

      • Occupational Therapy: 1 year (Required)
      • Home Health: 1 year (Preferred)

        Location:

        • San Diego, CA (Required)

          License:

          • Occupational Therapy (Required)

            Language:

            • Spanish (Preferred)

              Work authorization:

              • United States (Required)

Keywords: Bridge Home Health and Hospice, Palm Springs , Home Health Occupational Therapy (OT), Healthcare , Palm Springs, California

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