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HCR Home Care Occupational Therapist - Full - Time (Washington County) in Plattsburgh, New York

Summary: Direct, supervise, evaluate and provide occupational therapy services to patients in the home as prescribed by the attending physician.

Essential Functions:

  • Instruct patients and families in the activities of daily living.

  • Establish household management routines.

  • Instruct patients and their families in the use of prosthetic, orthotic and assistive devices.

  • Educate patients and caregivers in the use of appropriate adaptive equipment.

  • Manage the falls risk of patients through proper evaluation, care planning, patient/family education, and communication with other clinical disciplines.

  • Record and report to the physician the patient’s response to the occupational therapy program or any changes in the patient’s condition through phone contact or periodic written summaries.

  • Communicate with other health team personnel in the care of the patients.

  • Prepare clinical/progress notes on the day of the visit, which are incorporated in the clinical record.

  • Attend case conferences and staff meetings.

  • Direct or assist with the management of home health aide service delivery

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited occupational therapy program.

Qualifications and Requirements:

• Licensed by and currently registered with the New York State Education Department.

• One year of practical experience as a licensed occupational therapist.