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Occupational Therapist

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11234066
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 1
Required Education : Master's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :


  • Provides skilled services in a patient's home as developed by the Occupational Therapy plan of care

  • Focus primarily on patient quality care, monitoring of patient status and compliance, teaching of patients and caregivers, and discharge planning.

  • Observes, records, and reports patient reactions, changes, and progress

  • Treats patients to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performance using physical means, such as, exercise, massage, heat, water, etc.

  • Assesses functional problems and provided intervention and, in conjunction with the physical/occupational therapist, works toward goals to improve patient functional status

  • Communicates effectively with physician, therapist, and coworkers

  • Participates in case conferencing promoting coordination of care

  • Recommends prosthetic/orthotic devices for patients or evaluates their device and make minor adjustments or recommend modification

  • Educates staff in carrying out specific physical therapy modalities when appropriate

  • Educates patient and family on therapy techniques involved, safety measures, and supportive activities

  • Instructs patient and family members on proper use of equipment such as wheelchairs, braces, walkers, crutches, canes, and other prosthetic/orthotic devices

  • Fosters independence in patients and their families to prevent dependence on the agency


Full-time  Days

 

$55,000-$70,000 DOE

Required Qualifications :


  • Masters Degree Graduate of an accredited OT program approved by American Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy/Speech Association, Inc.

  • Current FL license for Occupational/Speech Therapist with current CEU's and requirements

  • 1 year of previous experience required - Home Health care experience desired

  • Knowledgeable of physical therapy best practices

  • Ability to communicate with a diverse population

  • Valid FL driver license for required travel

  • Business conducts background check


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