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Occupational Therapist

Overview

Provides occupational therapy services to VNSNY home care patients through comprehensive assessment, development and implementation of a plan of care consistent with the Agency mission and the Rehabilitation policies and procedures


Responsibilities
  • Conducts comprehensive assessment of patient’s needs, developing treatment plan and outcomes; and implements the home occupational therapy care plan

  • Maintains, documents and updates patient’s records through timely completion of all required documentation, ensuring compliance with department, Agency and Regulatory requirements and policies

  • Monitors patient’s progress through assessment of care provided; revises treatment plan, outcomes and discharge plan as appropriate

  • Travels to patient’s homes and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g., elevated buildings, walk-ups, care facilities, single/multiple family homes, presence of pets, etc.) using approved transportation options to deliver direct

    care to the patient

  • Assists patients with therapeutic interventions and activities of daily living, which may require positioning, moving, transferring and lifting patients of varying body sizes and physical conditions, with and without assistance and as

    appropriate, instructing, demonstrating and verifying capabilities of family members and/or paraprofessionals. Ability to use and assist patient with use durable medical equipment as a component of the plan of care, including but not limited to wheelchairs, patient transfer lifts, ambulatory devices, slings, splints, orthoses, prostheses, and exercise/strengthening equipment

  • Provides care in accordance with Agency policies, practices, procedures and standards, including professional practice standards of care, which may require standing, stooping, sitting, crouching, twisting, reaching, bending and stretching

    to deliver patient care

  CA2019


Qualifications
  • Current license and registration to practice as an Occupational Therapist in the State of New York required.  Valid driver's license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from a program approved by the New York Department of Education – OR - Graduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy from a college or university whose program is registered by the State education department or accredited by a national accreditation agency required

  • Minimum of one year experience as an Occupational Therapist or successful completion of the probationary period as a VNSNY Rehab Intern preferred.  Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs. Basic PC skills preferred


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