Company: VNS Health
Posted on: September 13, 2023
OverviewProvides occupational therapy services to VNS Home Care
patients through comprehensive assessment, development and
implementation of a plan of care consistent with the Agency mission
and the Rehabilitation policies and procedures. Works under general
supervision.Responsibilities--- Conducts comprehensive assessment
of patient's needs, developing treatment plan and outcomes; and
implements the home occupational therapy care plan.
--- Maintains, documents and updates patient's records through
timely completion of all required documentation, ensuring
compliance with department, Agency and Regulatory requirements and
--- Monitors patient's progress through assessment of care
provided; revises treatment plan, outcomes and discharge plan as
--- Travels to patient's homes and/or other facilities with varying
environments (e.g., elevated buildings, walk-ups, care facilities,
single/multiple family homes, presence of pets, etc.) using
approved transportation options to deliver direct care to the
--- Assists patients with therapeutic interventions and activities
of daily living, which may require positioning, moving,
transferring and lifting patients of varying body sizes and
physical conditions, with and without assistance and as
appropriate, instructing, demonstrating and verifying capabilities
of family members and/or paraprofessionals. Ability to use and
assist patient with use durable medical equipment as a component of
the plan of care, including but not limited to wheelchairs, patient
transfer lifts, ambulatory devices, slings, splints, orthoses,
prostheses, and exercise/strengthening equipment.
--- Provides care in accordance with Agency policies, practices,
procedures and standards, including professional practice standards
of care, which may require standing, stooping, sitting, crouching,
twisting, reaching, bending and stretching to deliver patient
--- Transports and utilizes required technology devices (tablet),
infection control materials and supplies using VNS Health
designated/supplied carrying case (backpack) weighing approximately
15 - 20 lbs to and from patient homes/care facilities, VNS Health
offices and therapists' home.
--- Counsels and acts as a resource expert to
patient/caregivers/family by providing education and consultation
for related patient care issues, including referrals within and
outside of VNS Health as necessary.
--- Evaluates the need for equipment by assessing patient's
requirements, identifies needed devices such as durable medical
equipment (DME), orders equipment and instructs
patient/caregivers/family members in its safe use.
--- Manages assigned caseload, providing occupational therapy
services to patients as per plan of care.
--- Assess cases for appropriateness of Certified Occupational
Therapy Assistant (COTA) services. Makes recommendation if
--- Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth
through attendance/participation in conferences, training and
--- Participates in VNS Health meetings, including but not limited
to, interdisciplinary team meetings, in-services and training
programs, rehab services meetings and caseload reviews.
--- Participates in special projects and performs other duties as
assigned.QualificationsLicenses and Certifications:
Current license and registration to practice as an Occupational
Therapist in the State of New York required
Valid driver's license may be required, as determined by
Bachelor's Degree or Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from a
program approved by the New York Department of Education - OR -
Graduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy from a college or
university whose program is registered by the State education
department or accredited by a national accreditation agency
Minimum of one year experience as an Occupational Therapist or
successful completion of the probationary period as a VNS Health
Rehab Intern preferred
Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational
Basic PC skills preferred
Pay Range per Visit:
If you are applying to the per diem per visit version of this job,
the hiring range is as follows: $70- $75 per visit.
Keywords: VNS Health, Bloomfield , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Bloomfield, New Jersey
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