Occupational Therapist Home Health Per Diem
Req #: 17003442
Location: San Marcos, TX
Job Category: Home Care
Organization: Central Texas Medical Center
Central Texas Medical Center
As a member of Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patient’s unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.
Our team members also enjoy outstanding care in the form of comprehensive health benefits, a friendly, faith-based work environment, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. In addition to earning the Gallup Great Workplace Award six years in a row, we have received a Mother-Friendly Worksite designation from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Our 178-bed hospital includes a Level IV Emergency and Trauma Center, Women’s Center, Level II NICU, Sleep Improvement Center, Institute for Advanced Wound Care Healing, Rehabilitation Institute, home health and hospice care. Through our CREATION Health Institute, we also play an active role in offering free health education and community events to help support a healthy lifestyle.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Comply with all department policies, procedures, practices and standards of care.
- Evaluate patients as assigned.
- Establish a plan of care with goals based on the patient’s current level of functioning and potential for improvement and in accordance with physician’s orders.
- Implement the occupational therapy assessment and care plan, continuously evaluating the patient’s response to program and need for modification.
- Instruct the patient and family in the total occupational therapy program; including self-care and creative activities that are directed toward improving independence, physical and mental functioning.
- Established household management routines.
- Participate in the team process through cooperative efforts with team members in development of the patient care plan and team conferences and provide comprehensive, individualized care to assigned patients.
- Instruct other health team personnel in the care of patients as related to occupational therapy aspects of the patient care plan.
- Participate in orientation, in-service and staff meetings as scheduled.
- Provide required documentation within established time frames.
- Report pertinent observations to attending physician; changing patient care plan and therapy program as directed.
- Develop professional and clinical skills through attendance at staff development meetings, pertinent educational activities and professional affiliations
- Completes related tasks as assigned by the Team Leader or Home Health Manager.
What you will need:
- Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four‑year college or university;
- One to two years related experience and/or training
- Current Texas State Driver's License
- Proof of liability insurance on file
- Current certificate in C.P.R.
- Current license as an Occupational Therapist in the state of Texas.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
- Effective communication among employees, and between employees, patients, visitors and supervisors is essential to ensure quality patient care and to avoid misunderstanding, errors and miscommunications which could have a detrimental effect on the health, safety and well-being of patients and co-workers. In addition to these communication and safety concerns, individuals in this position must be able to effectively coordinate with Administrator, Home Health Manager, Hospice Community Educator, Physicians, and other Home Health Staff. Individuals in this position must be able to effectively review patient and related medical records, understand nurse and/or physician verbal and written instructions, read labels of safety information and hazardous chemicals. Therefore, to prevent misunderstandings, errors, and miscommunications in the provision of quality patient care and other job-related services, employees in this position are required to have the capability of fluently speaking, reading, and writing English.
- Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
- Must have some knowledge and experience in performing the duties associated with Occupational Therapy.
- Must have some computer experience, working with a healthcare software computer system is desirable.