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Occupational Therapist - VNA of Venango

Description

VNA of Venango is hiring an Occupational Therapist to join its team!

This is a Casual/Per Diem position with daylight hours available, Monday-Friday.

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of home health care in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Home Health has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our patients and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a true impact in your community where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day.



Responsibilities:

  • Attend compliance training and adhere to the organization standards of conduct, policies and procedures.
  • Focuses on customer service and continually strives to perform the duties of their job in a manner that will result in optimal patient satisfaction.
  • Identifies develops and participates in process improvement opportunities within the home health agency that will enhance the quality of services we provide.
  • Performs duties and job responsibilities in a fashion which coincides with the service management philosophy of UPMC Home Healthcare towards patients, visitors, staff, peers, physicians and other departments within the organization.
  • Continually develops professional skills by assuming responsibility for on-going continuing education.
  • Assigns and supervises the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
  • Advises and consults with the family, inter-intradisciplinary team members, physicians and other professionals, as appropriate, to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Maintains and completes all documentation promptly and accurately including visit assessment, OASIS, 485 and Verbal Orders on the laptop device or in written documentation while in the patient's home and within the agency and regulatory standards. Data syncs (transmits) information same day.
  • Provide occupational therapy services and participates in the development of an occupational therapy plan of treatment including modalities, frequency and treatment in collaboration with the referring physician for patients from birth to geriatrics to assist patient in obtaining maximum functional independence within the standards of occupational therapy.
  • Evaluates, plans, and treats patients in an effective Occupational Therapy Program including the use of modalities and assistive devices within the Standards of Occupational Therapy Practice.

 

Qualifications

Graduate of an Occupational Therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation ofthe American Medical Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association; orIs eligible for the National Registration Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association; orTwo (2) years of appropriate experience as an occupational therapist, and has achieved a satisfactory grade on a proficiencyexamination conducted, approved, or sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service, except that such determinations of proficiency donot apply with respect to persons initially licensed by a State or seeking initial qualification as an occupational therapist after December31, 1977 required.One (1) year of Occupational Therapy experience to practice without supervision or less than one (1) year if practicing undersupervision, i.e., ALF/PCH, required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Basic Life Support OR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation EditOccupational TherapistEffective Date 03/30/2010 Effective Sequence 0National Board Certification in Occupational therapy preferred.Member of American Occupational therapy association is preferred.CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
 

  • Automotive Insurance
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License
  • Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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