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Amedisys Holding, LLC Occupational Therapist/22000346 in Biloxi, Mississippi

This position is for a Occupational Therapist with a company located in Biloxi, MS. Job Summary: Responsible for promoting, facilitating, and maintaining health, well-being, and participation in life through engagement in occupation. Essentially responsible for all aspects of occupational therapy service delivery provided under a physician approved plan of care and accountable for the safety and effectiveness of the occupational therapy service delivery process. Duties and Responsibilities Include: Performs comprehensive patient examination and evaluation to establish a plan of care based on the assessment findings and in accordance with the physician's approval; Ensures the plan of care addresses all problems identified in the assessment or documents rationale if identified problems are not addressed in the plan of care; Provides occupational therapy services that require the skills of an occupational therapist and are consistent with the established plan of care; Provides documentation of each visit according to AOTA Documentation Guidelines and accepted regulatory standards for inclusion in the patient's clinical record; Participates in interdisciplinary team coordination of care; Provide resources for future ADL and IADL needs; Promotes wellness and prevention by promotion of occupational engagement; Identifies the patient's need for other disciplines and services and initiates the appropriate referral; Acts as a consultant to other care providers as appropriate; Completes OASIS assessments timely, accurately and according to OASIS user's manual definitions; Supervises the Occupational Therapy Assistant as follows: In accordance with applicable municipal, state, and federal rules and regulations; Provides consistent patient care oversight; Serves as OT of record and responsible for the care of the patient; Remains accessible by telecommunication, has regularly scheduled and documented conferences between the OTA and OT, and makes supervisory visits with the patient; Assesses competence of OTA to perform assigned activities; Remains available, upon the request of the OTA, for reexamination of the patient in instances of a noted change in the patient's response to interventions, a noted change in the patient's medical status, or a discharge or discontinuation of the patient from occupational therapy services; Includes documentation of supervisory activities in the patient's medical record; or maintains state required log of all supervisory activities which is available upon request; Participates in patient care conferences, in-services, chart audit activities, quality improvement activities, including OBQI and OBQM, and peer-review activities; Maintains confidentiality of information relating to the occupational therapist-client relationship; Demonstrates knowledge of available community resources/services; Supervises the Home Health Aide when Registered Nurse is not active in the case. Communicates plan of care changes to the Aide and other appropriate staff as necessary; Keeps abreast of occupational therapy trends and knowledge for the service provision, documentation, and care coordination; Performs other duties as assigned. Requirements and Qualifications Include: Education: Current, unencumbered license to practice occupational therapy specific to that state the employee is assigned to work by the Company; Graduate of an occupational therapy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA), or successor organizations of ACOTE; And, is eligible to take, or has successfully completed, the entry-level certification examination for occupational therapists developed and administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT); One (1+) year related occupational therapy experience to ensure knowledge and skills are sufficient to safely provide occupational therapy services to patients

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