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Occupational Therapist / OT - Home Health in Harker Heights at Jordan

Date Posted: 7/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Jordan Health Services is currently in search of an experienced, hard-working Occupational Therapist / OT to join their team!


This is the perfect time to join the growing  home health  care and outpatient care industry!


  • Full-time and Per Diem positions

  • Competitive salary and retention bonus

  • Flexible scheduling options

  • Continuing Education and Mentoring Programs

  • Administrative Support Team

  • Has a full time staff to manage all physician orders, insurance companies and other support you need while you focus on meeting the needs of your clients. We offer continuing education and support a collaborative approach with all therapies involved with each child.





 The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the timely performance, supervision, training, and documentation of clinical service delivery to the patient and his/her caregiver in accordance with accepted standards of therapy practice and regulatory guidelines.  S/he assists the Director of Nursing in improving the clinical & financial performance of the location.



Workflow Necessary to Ensure Clinical & Financial Success:  Component Proportion 75%



  • All work is to be completed within timeframes allotted by the Division. 

  • Responds to daily patient assignments and responds in accordance with Divisional guidelines when s/he will not be able to accept assignments.

  • Performs and documents therapy service delivery related to patient evaluation and re-certification, as applicable.

  • Completes comprehensive evaluations with appropriate goals as determined by Occupational Therapy practice.

  • Obtains and documents physician orders, when appropriate.

  • Reviews and co-signs orders received by COTA staff members, as directed.

  • Responsible for the submission of all documentation and receipt of physician orders within established timeframes.

  • Submits therapy documentation in accordance with Divisional guidelines.

  • Reviews data regarding patient assignments, including but not limited to, Plan of Care, and Coordination Notes prior to service delivery. 

  • Responds to requests from location staff to clarify information needed for the Plan of Care, to include TP1 and TP2 request.

  • Assist with coordination of services between disciplines, and/or other healthcare providers.

  • Participates in the reporting of abnormal findings to the appropriate healthcare professional, physician, DON.

  • Provides supervision of COTA team members, as assigned.

  • Participates in patient case conferences and documents ongoing Coordination of Care with other members of the healthcare team.

  • Other duties/projects as assigned.





QAPI Activities/Home Health Compare Results:  Component Proportion 10%



  • Reports and documents Client Complaint & Client Occurrence Events, when appropriate.

  • Participates in the QAPI process of the agency, seeking to identify opportunities for performance improvement.

  • Reports significant patient findings to the Director of Nursing and collaborates on actions or interventions to be taken.

  • Other duties/projects as assigned.





Program Administration Coordination:  Component Proportion 15%



  • Responsible for the appropriate use of agency resources including but not limited to supplies and personnel to ensure financial success.

  • Consistently meets staffing productivity standards in accordance with Divisional expectations.

  • Works to maintain positive, collaborative relationships with patients, caregivers, referral sources, and/or physicians.

  • Maintains availability at all times during his/her scheduled hours of work, either in person or by telecommunications.

  • Maintains current knowledge of therapy practice and is responsible for continuing education required by the appropriate therapy licensing board.

  • Participates in internal staff meetings and training activities, as assigned.

  • Collaboration of marketing activities, as appropriate, with members of the marketing team to assist in identifying potential referral sources, and patients appropriate for home care. 

  • Other duties/projects as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education/Experience

  • Must be licensed by the State of Texas as an Occupational Therapist (OT).
  • Minimum of one (1)) year of active experience as an OT, preferred.
  • Possession of a working knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid home health care benefits, policies and procedures, preferred.

Skills/Abilities

  • Has a positive attitude and willingness to learn throughout employment.
  • Self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work with both clinical and non-clinical staff members.
  • Must be organized and have the ability to manage multiple tasks & priorities at any given time.
  • Possesses a firm foundation of basic therapy skills.
  • Willingness to learn home health regulatory standards related to job-specific duties, including but not limited to: State-specific licensing rules and internal policies.

Other

  • Must have satisfactory references from previous employers.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal history check and OIG screenings.
  • Must be able to pass a random drug test.
  • Must have a dependable vehicle and a valid driver’s license.

RiskExposure (bloodborne pathogens, etc.) High Risk

PhysicalRequirements

  • Heavy Lifting.
  • Ability to participate in physical activity.
  • Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work for extended period of time while standing and being involved in physical activity.