The Whole Person Occupational Therapist - Home Health Care (PRN) in St. Joseph, Missouri
Title: Occupational Therapist
St. Joseph, Missouri
Department: Home Health Care
Reports to: Administrator of Home Health Services
Status: Part-time - Non-Exempt
Hours per week: PRN
Responsible for the delivery of professional occupational therapy services through out Kansas City and St. Joseph, Missouri, in the patient’s home, which will address the physical, psycho-social, spiritual, cultural, developmental, and age-appropriate needs of each individual patient.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Evaluates patient’s functional status (muscle function, endurance, visual coordination, written and verbal communication skills, self-care ability, work capacity, etc.)
Evaluates home environment hazards or barriers to more independent living. Identifies equipment needs.
Assists patients in achieving optimum levels of functioning in self-care, work, school, home-making and/or leisure activities.
Under the direction of the physician, plans a therapeutic program to develop the patient’s motor, cognitive, sensory-integrative, psychological and social functions needs.
Perform an accurate OASIS-C timepoint(s) according to CMS guidance
Participates in the development of the total plan of care.
Will utilize physical means of sound, light, electricity, water, heat, cold, exercise, splinting, and manual interventions.
Develops a treatment program and establishes goals for improved function. Communicates plan of care to referring physicians and other team members.
May teach new skills or retrain patient in once familiar daily activities that have been lost due to illness or injury.
Responsible for documenting care plan, rehabilitative potential, and discharge planning needs.
Regular and predictable attendance
Graduate from accredited school of occupational therapy
Current Missouri Occupational Therapist (OTR) license
Licensed as OTR for a minimum of two years with two years experience.
Possesses and maintains current CPR Certification
Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state requirements and is in good working order.
- Personal experience with a disability
Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft office
Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with patients and their family, physicians, staff and other healthcare professionals
Ability to manage time effectively
Ability to maintain integrity
Ability to read and comprehend medical instructions given from written or verbal sources
Ability to work with minimal or no supervision
Ability to use diplomacy and tact when dealing with problems.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Standing for long periods of time. Walk or run for long periods of time. Use hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Bend or twist body. Kneel, stoop, crouch, or crawl. Keep or regain balance.
Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
About The Whole Person
The Whole Person (TWP) is a not-for-profit that provides a proactive, challenging, fun and dynamic team environment in which to work, learn and add value to the Consumers we are privileged to serve in the St. Joseph area.
The Whole Person is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring staff members reflecting the great diversity of our community. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request.
All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.