Occupational Therapist Per Diem Home Health
What We Do:
Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Independent Living offers an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience, with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. Of course the complete security of a full continuum of health care, if ever needed, is always available, including Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Specialized Memory Support, Home Health and Outpatient Services.
What We Are About & What We Expect:
Gulf Coast Village is dedicated to our Service Vision of providing Exceptional Care and World Class Hospitality. Our CARE Core Standards represent: Courtesy, Attention to Detail, Responsiveness, and Enthusiasm. We expect all of our team members to share in our dedication to our Service Vision and Core Standards.
What You Can Expect from Us:
Full Time Staff: Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending, Tuition Assistance, Paid Time Off (PTO)
Full and Part Time Staff: Employee Assistance Program, PTO, Funeral and Jury Duty Leave, Toll Bridge Reimbursement, Direct Deposit, Fitness Center, Blood Donor Program and Appreciation and Recognition Programs
More Than a Job: Working here at Gulf Coast Village, our team has the opportunity to serve others. Having a mission, purpose and vision gives meaning to our lives. It provides a reason to go to work beyond a paycheck. We work together as a team in an environment that is challenging, rewarding and fun!
If you feel that you are a qualified applicant and want a rewarding position enhancing the lives of others and supporting our Service Vision, we invite you to consider this opportunity:
Home Health Occupational Therapist (Per Diem)
POSITION SUMMARYProvides services to home health clients in accordance with the Plan of Care. Services are provided under the direction of the attending physician with participation of the family and other members of the interdisciplinary team, as indicated.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
- Performs occupational therapy assessments, diagnostic tests, skilled treatments, and ongoing evaluation of clients who are receiving services under a medically approved Plan of Care.
- Completes assessments in a timely manner and in accordance with agency policy.
- Develops an occupational therapy plan to provide direction to other health team members involved in the Plan of Care.
- Reviews and updates the care plan based on client need and agency requirements.
- Documents all findings, plans, interventions, and client progress (outcomes) in the clinical record.
- Communicates plans and changes to the physician and to the client’s nursing Case Manager and other agency staff through the care plan, written progress notes, and participation in care conferences.
- Performs Medicare therapy reassessments on active cases every thirty (30) days or sooner as dictated by Case Manager or agency policy.
- Participates in the development of the Plan of Care.
- Guides and instructs the client in prescribing therapeutic self-care and creative activities that are directed toward improving independence and physical and cognitive functioning.
- Prepares a report of each client’s diagnostic evaluation and makes recommendations.
- Prepares clinical and progress notes.
- Advises, consults, and teaches appropriate treatment procedures and supportive activities to clients, family members, and other agency staff.
- Establishes household management routines.
- Designs and/ or orders appropriate adaptive/assistive devices and/or splints to promote optimal level of functioning.
- Records and reports to he physician the client’s reaction to the therapy program or any changes.
- Instructs clients and their families in Activities of Daily Living.
- Instructs the family in the client’s total occupational therapy program.
- Instructs other health personnel regarding occupational therapy for specific clients.
- Attends care conferences as deemed necessary.
- Participates in in-service programs.
- Serves on the Clinical Record Review Committee.
- Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
- Performs in-home supervision and/or supervisory visits of home health aides and according to regulations and agency policy.
SUPERVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY-ASSISTANTS
- Instructs and supervises Occupational Therapy-Assistants in certain phases of occupational therapy services they may provide to the client.
- Available by telephone to the Occupational Therapy-Assistant al all times when an Occupational Therapy-Assistant is providing treatment to a client.
- Completes an on-site assessment, review, and revision of the Plan of Care, and an assessment of utilization of community resources as needed.
- Works primarily indoors in a climate controlled setting.
- Team Members may be exposed to blood and/or body fluids with potential exposure to hazardous materials and infectious diseases.
- Possible exposure to unpleasant odors.
- Possible exposure to chemicals as identified in the MSDS Manual.
- Continuous exposure to residents who are ill, confused, irritable and irrational.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds independently and up to 190 pounds with assistance of a second employee and/or mechanical devices. Must be able to push up to 350 lb. (wheelchair). The employee may occasionally be required to lift greater than 190 pounds with the assistance of additional staff and/or a mechanical lift. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
Come Grow with Us!
The population continues to age and Gulf Coast Village is growing to meet the needs of seniors. Our future includes a brand new Assisted Living building next to our existing Santa Barbara Boulevard campus as well as the expansion and remodeling of our skilled rehab center. We are also planning to develop a new CCRC campus in Estero. And through our Home Health and Senior Choice at Home programs we will be increasing services in the home and in the community. All of these initiatives will help us to deliver the best senior living programming to meet a diverse set of needs within our region. The future looks bright--we want you to be a part of it!
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Gulf Coast Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- Graduate of an accredited 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; or eligible for the National Registration Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
- Current registration or license as required by state(s) of practice.
- Minimum of one (1) year’s experience in a health care facility and Home Health experience preferred.
- Knowledgeable in principles and practice of Occupational Therapy.
- CPR certification.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills.
- Current driver’s license, safe driving record, and reliable transportation.