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Occupational Therapist - Bismarck - Home Health

Bismarck, North Dakota
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• Work closely with clients, family members, and other home health and therapy staff.

• Provide work direction, supervision and delegation to the Home Health 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 those we serve.

Stewardship - We are good stewards of our financial resources to ensure adequate funds are available to fulfill our mission.


• Accountability and Trust - Relentless about accomplishing company priorities. Identifies what needs to be done and proactively takes prompt action to accomplish objectives and achieve goals. Has a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and striving for excellence in performance to company strategies and goals. Instills mutual trust and confidence; creates a culture that fosters high standards of ethics; behaves in a fair and ethical manner toward others and demonstrates a sense of corporate responsibility, confidentiality and commitment of service.

• Customer First Attitude - Makes the customer experience a primary focus of one's actions; is accessible and provides prompt service. Develops and sustains mutually beneficial customer relationships. Quickly and effectively solves customer problems. Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently develops and sustains cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with customer groups; fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust.

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.

• Must obtain CPR certification within 6 months from date of hire.

• Must have a valid driver's license and use of an insured personal vehicle.

• Ability to incorporate all aspects of occupational therapy in client care.

• Ability to instruct and supervise personnel to assure adequate and competent client care.

• 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, patients, families and facilities.

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 Regional Clinical Manager when admission cannot occur within 48 hours.

• Client Records and Billing

Provide accurate and timely documentation of services rendered utilizing specific home health 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 care.

• 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 Regional Clinical Manager.

• 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.

Other Details

Exemption Status: Hourly Non-Exempt

Direct Reports: None

Leadership Received: Regional Clinical Manager

Division: Home Health


What You Can Experience
Be included in an environment dedicated to serving our clients home health care and hospice services with dignity and respect. Become a part of a thriving culture that promotes a one-team care approach, collaboration, team values, employee fun, community engagement, and more. 

What You Will Gain
At Ethos, you will find strong support from a team guided by the core values of the Ethos organization, meaningful relationships with clients, and strong relationships with your team. With a career at Ethos, you will find a sense of family that works together to achieve great things. 

Benefits That Go Above and Beyond

With the benefits and comprehensive training provided by Ethos, you will have the tools you need to grow and excel. Becoming part of our team means you are helping to build relationships and provide compassionate care to the individuals we serve.

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