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Occupational Therapy Assistant 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time PRN  
Shift Days  
Description

Ensures the efficient delivery of occupational therapy services, hereinafter referred to as 'services' while at a minimum adhering to state and federal laws, state and federal rules, accrediting body standards, accepted occupational therapy practices, ethical standards, agency policies and procedures, the agency's mission and values, the agency's code of conduct, and business decorum.

  • Implements patient/client occupational therapy regiment pursuant to the established plan of care and conducts visits.
    • Accurately completes weekly schedule and conducts visits ensuring compliance with established visit frequencies.
    • Reviews the plan of care to coordinate care with the Occupational Therapist and other healthcare providers.
    • Identifies self as a representative of the agency to patients/clients and their families at the start of visits, as necessary.
    • Ensures the start and completion of visits are independently documented using telephony or other prescribed method.
    • Ensures the accurate and efficient procurement of medical supplies in a timely manner.
    • Follows the prescribed occupational therapy treatment program for patients/clients to restore function and prevent disability following disease, injury or loss of body part.
      • Completes the plans program involving activities, such as manual arts and crafts; practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, and homemaking skills, and activities of daily living; and participation in sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities designed to help patients/clients or handicapped persons develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to handicaps.
      • Completes the plan of care by overseeing constructive activities suited to individual's physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest to upgrade individual to maximum independence, prepare individual for return to employment, assist in restoration of functions, and aid in adjustment to disability.
      • Teaches patients/clients skills and techniques required for participation in activities and evaluates their progress.
    • Works to maximize patient/client outcomes.
      • Independently identifies educational needs of patients/clients and their families related to patients'/clients' specific care needs and ensures patients/clients and their families are timely and adequately educated.
      • Observes, documents, and reports to the Occupational Therapist on the patient's/client's treatment, response and progress in a timely manner.
      • Identifies, recommends, documents and works with supervisor to implement changes to the plan of care as approved by patients'/clients' physicians in a timely manner.
      • Ensures the utilization of available technologies, such as telehealth.
      • Ensures infection control measures are strictly adhered to.
      • Provides ongoing education to patients/clients and their families as necessary and appropriate.
      • Continually works to improve job-related knowledge, skills, and performance.
      • Coordinates with other staff, including, when appropriate, home health aides and family members, in certain phases of occupational therapy with which they may work with the patients/clients.
    • Ensures the accurate completion of all visit documents in a timely manner.
    • Ensures the accurate documentation of visits in a timely manner.

 
Position Requirements

PROFESSIONAL LICENSE/CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES

  • Graduate of an accredited program in occuaptional therapy assistant REQUIRED.
  • License to practice as am occupational therapy assistant in the State of Illinois REQUIRED.
  • Certified to perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) PREFFERED.  Certified to perform CPR within six (6) months of hire REQUIRED.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES

  • At least one (1) year of appropriate experience practicing occupational therapy PREFERRED.
  • Previous experience in a home health setting PREFERRED.

 

 
Location Springfield, IL  
About the Organization Alterna-Care Home Health System is the most comprehensive home health agency in central Illinois. Providing home health, private duty, hospice and assisted living services, ACHHS offers a continuum of care unmatched in the region. With offices in Springfield, Jacksonville and Litchfield, ACHHS provides care to the residents of 31 central Illinois counties. Being nurse-founded and family-owned makes for the right combination to address the needs of our patients, their families and our employees.

OUR MISSION

To preserve the DIGNITY and INDEPENDENCE of those we serve through COMPASSIONATE and COLLABORATIVE care.

OUR VALUES

LEADERSHIP - Our commitment to excellence drives us to develop and engage leaders who provide expert care and help manage the organization at the highest level of skill and ability possible. Employing ethical business decisions at all times is one way ACHHS distinguishes itself as a community leader.

COMMUNITY - Being a steward of the community is as important to us as providing exceptional care. ACHHS is committeed to giving our time, talents, and resources to organizations who share our goal of enriching the communities in which we live.

QUALITY OF LIFE - It is our responsibility to help clients, patients, and residents remain healthy and independent, and to provide them comfort and support at the end of life. We are also responsible for enhancing the quality of life or our employees and do so in part by providing job-related knowledge and skills and by maintaining a professional and supportive work environment.

TECHNOLOGY - ACHHS understands that as technology evolves patients with increasingly complex needs can be cared for in the comfort of their homes. Consequently, we continually seek to identify and invest in new technologies that enable us to provide care more effectively, more efficiently and to more individuals.  
Category Therapy  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

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