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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

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

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

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • 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.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Personal experience with a disability

COMPETENCIES

  • 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.

OTHER DUTIES

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.

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