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BrightStar Care Occupational Therapist in Scottsdale, Arizona

Occupational Therapist (OT) Overview: Join a leader in the home health care industry that provides nursing oversight on each and every case – no matter how small.  Each independently owned BrightStar location makes more possible for the community it serves.  If providing compassionate, high quality care as a Therapist is your passion, BrightStar has an opportunity for you. Our Therapists will assess physical activity demands against the performance ability of the client and identify and address deficits to improve the client’s quality of life and rebuild or maintain the client’s independence.  Position Requirements  Occupational Therapist (OT) Responsibilities: * Provide  therapy services to client according to a physician’s written orders.  This may include, but is not  limited to the following:  Assess and evaluate; Develop a plan of care and treatment making sure plan of care is consistent with assessment; Participate in the development of the client’s total plan of treatment;  Assess the home environment especially as it relates to fall risk and interventions and home safety; Assess for muscle strength, mobility, gait, and range of motion; Assess for potential for rehabilitation; Report client’s response to treatment or changes in condition to the Director of Nursing and physician.  * Initiate  therapy program and instructs other personnel and/or family members and caregivers in specific phases of therapy with which they may assist with the client care.   * Instruct other personnel and/or family members and caregivers on the goals of the therapy program.  * Participate in client case conferences.  * Teach/educate client in the use of prosthetic device as required.  * Assist in identifying client and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and reports these needs to the Director of Nursing.  * Prepare and submit clinical and progress summaries based on identified and attained goals.  A copy of the summaries will be submitted to the Director of Nursing.  * Participate in discharge planning, as appropriate.  * Provide in-service education for agency personnel, as needed.  * Supervise therapy assistant(s), if needed, in accordance with organization policy and state regulations.   * Assure compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations.  Occupational Therapist (OT) Qualifications: * Graduated with a master’s or higher degree in  therapy from an accredited  therapy program.   * Passed a National Therapy Examination  and/or state examination as required by the state regulation. * Fulfilled any other state required examination. * Compliant with continuing education, if required by state as a condition of maintaining licensure. * Comply with any state mandated Therapy Practice Act and other legal mandates * Licensed or certified to practice as a therapist as required by the state.  * Two (2) years of appropriate experience as a  therapist.  Community/home health experience is preferred.