Occupational Therapist - Home Care - PRN

Grand Forks, ND
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Dec 14, 2020
Job Type
Occupational Therapist, PRN- Serving Grand Forks, ND area


  • Work
    closely with clients, family members, and other home care and therapy staff.
  • Provide
    work direction, supervision and delegation to the Home Care Occupational
    Therapist Assistants and home health aides (if applicable).
  • Responsible
    for organizing, developing, and directing occupational therapy services in
    accordance with the standards and practice of occupational therapy, state and
    federal regulations, and Ethos’ policies and procedures.
  • Assure
    that the highest degree of quality care, customer service, fiscal
    responsibility, and regulatory compliance is maintained at all times. Be
    pleasant, respectful, and courteous to clients, family members, visitors, and
    fellow employees at all times.

Ethos Values

  • Christian Ministry
    - We allow our Christian faith to guide us in all aspects of our organization
    and in our delivery of care.
  • Compassion
    - We demonstrate kindness and understanding to every person at every encounter.
  • Integrity
    - We foster trustworthy and healthy relationships among our clients, their
    families, our employees, and our partners.

  • Collaboration
    - Our employees and partners work collaboratively to achieve our mission by
    building highly functioning teams to care for our clients.
  • Stewardship
    - We are good stewards of our
    financial resources to ensure adequate funds are available to fulfill our

Education and Experience Required

  • Must
    complete and pass a state required background study.
  • Graduate
    of an accredited school of occupational therapy with a current license and/or
    registration to practice occupational therapy in Minnesota and North Dakota.
  • Current
    BLS certification.
  • Must
    have a car with required insurance coverage and a valid driver's license.
  • Ability
    to incorporate all aspects of occupational therapy in client care.
  • Ability
    to instruct and supervise personnel to assure adequate and competent client
  • Abide
    by the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) privacy
    policy as administered by Ethos.
  • Must
    be organized and able to complete required tasks on schedule.
  • Capacity
    to grasp new theories and principles and implement them in practice.
  • Computer
    skills and solid management of documentation processes.
  • Able to physically perform the duties
    required by the position.
  • Required to have the ability to read,
    write and speak English well enough to communicate with staff, clients and visitors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Direct
    Care Activities - Evaluate
    clients; obtain and interpret data necessary for treatment from medical
    records, observation of client in natural setting, interviews, and
    administration of standardized tests and measurements. Develop treatment plans
    and programs, including short and long-term anticipated functional outcomes,
    and administer occupational therapy treatment. Obtain approval for services
    from physicians or designees; and provide treatments per physician's orders. Provide
    quality care that meets client's goals and needs by performing periodic client
    re-evaluations to determine effectiveness of treatments; then adjusting
    treatment plan and program appropriately to reach functional outcome. Work
    closely with RN case managers and intake personnel for client intake, care
    planning, and therapy discharge planning of clients. Maintain same day
    admission philosophy and communicate when this is unachievable and coordinate
    with RN case managers when admission can occur. Communicate to case manager and
    Director of Home Care when admission cannot occur within 48 hours.
  • Client
    Records and Billing - Provide
    accurate and timely documentation of services rendered utilizing specific home
    care software. Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of all payer sources.
    Review and sign documentation of the Physical Therapist Assistant as required;
    complete appropriate visits for COTA supervision if applicable. Complete and/or
    check accuracy of completion and timely submission of billing information and
    appropriately account for all services rendered. Keep schedule on EMR as
    accurate and up to date as possible.
  • Communication
    - Demonstrate exceptional verbal and written
    communication skills for purpose of work tasks and patient care. Able to
    clearly communicate with patients, families, staff and others to meet job
    requirements. Modify and adjust communications as needed to reach common
    understanding. Must have a cellular phone available and be know how to use it. Attend
    IDT meetings as scheduled.
  • Follow-up
    Programs - Optimize successful discharge from therapy
    for patients with highest function and least amount of risk possible allowed
    per entitlement. Educate client and family/caregivers about transition to
    restorative, wellness or nursing programs. Educate client in appropriate home
    exercise program or other health management program. Recommend and train in use
    of appropriate assistive equipment and environmental adaptations to maximize
    function. Professionally connect with physicians, outside vendors and other
    healthcare professionals of services when appropriate to ensure continuum of
  • Leadership
    and Organizational Skills - Show
    exemplary qualities in attitude, effort and work performance. Work within
    parameters of budget and resources available. Evaluate outcomes of therapy
    interventions. Complete additional duties, projects, in-services, promotional
    events and program development as assigned by Director of Home Care.
  • Professional
    Growth - Maintain professional and clinical
    knowledge by attending facility in-services and workshops/training on topics
    that provide depth to Ethos programming and professional development. Share and
    collaborate on knowledge acquired with team members for patient success.
    Demonstrate use of evidenced-based practice. Participate in clinical education
    opportunities for students of the profession.
  • Safety
    - Follow safety procedures for work environment
    and promote client safety while performing direct care.
  • Other
    Duties as Assigned - The duties and responsibilities
    listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and
    are not necessarily all inclusive.

Reports to: Director of Home Care