LHC Group Inc Home Office Absecon, NJ, United States
May 11, 2019
Overview The Occupational Therapist (OT) in Home Health is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to functional status, activities of daily living, fine motor coordination, home assessments and adaptive equipment, and other occupational therapy needs as defined by medical conditions. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Occupational Therapist helps to determine a treatment plan, performs interventions aimed at improving and enhancing the patient's well being, and evaluates the patients progress. LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people. Additional Details Provides service within the scope of practice as defined by the state laws governing the practice of Occupational Therapy, in accordance with the plan of care, and in coordination with other members of the health care team. Follows the plan of care by leading the patient in the use of therapeutic, creative, and self-care activities to improve functioning and safety. Observes, records, and reports to the supervising nurse and the physician the patient's response to treatment and changes to the patient's condition. Instructs patient, family, caregiver, and participating members of the health care team in the areas of therapy in which they can participate to assist the patient. Visits patients according to Plan of Treatment, completes a progress note for each visit, and submits progress notes per LHC policy. Completes all patient evaluations and develops the OT plan of care within state specific guidelines. Reports outcomes of evaluation, goals, and anticipated projected frequency of care to supervising nurse within 24 hours of the evaluation. Participates in staff conferences and committees as necessary. Provides supervision of the OTA as per LHC policy. Prepares a written discharge summary and/or a written summary report on the patient's condition at least every 60 days. Conducts patient assessments evaluating the level of function by applying diagnostic and prognostic functional ability tests. Provides in-service education as requested by agency leadership. All other duties as assigned. Qualifications License Requirements NJ: Must be certified as an Occupational Therapist and registered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and at least 1 year of experience as an Occupational Therapy. Current CPR certification required. Current driver's license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle, or public transportation. Company Description: Our company was founded over 20 years ago on the principle that “it’s all about helping people,” and we live by those words today. It’s our mission to provide exceptional care and unparalleled service to patients and families who have placed their trust in us. We grow to fulfill this mission. When you become part of the LHC Group family, you’re choosing a career path that will challenge you to grow both personally and professionally. Every day, all across the country, our LHC Group family is helping people. There are 10,000 of us, standing shoulder to shoulder, helping the patients in our care live, fuller, healthier lives. We do this because helping people is, quite simply, the reason we exist. It’s our purpose.