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Occupational Therapist - Home Health

Job ID: 1079
Location: Eugene, OR
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Occupational Therapist - Home Health for a Full Time, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $36.99, more depending on experience.

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart's Home Health team is seeking a passionate Occupational Therapist to help our diverse patient population reach their goals!You will have the opportunity to work in the patient’s own environment helping them to achieve increased independence and mobility.

Our multi-disciplinary Home Health team consists of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, RN’s, Medical Social Workers, Registered Dietitians and Bath Aides.Our dynamic team meets regularly providing the opportunity to collaborate with supportive peers to coordinate care and achieve optimal outcomes.

JOB SUMMARY

Occupational Therapists participate in the evaluation and treatment of patients, determining plan-of-care and treatment goals appropriate to the age of the patient served.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Evaluates assigned patients, gathers data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, observation, and team members. - Performs initial evaluation of patient/home and applies criteria to determine if patient is a safe candidate for home care/hospice occupational therapy services.
  2. Participates personally in the evaluation and treatment of patients, and establishes a treatment plan and goal for each patient.
  3. Participates in staff meetings, patient care meetings, educational in-services, caregiver orientation and other professional gatherings as indicated by the manager,
  4. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals as necessary to ensure smooth continuous care of the patients.Acts as liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staffs to facilitate problem solving and coordination of other services and act as an educational resource.
  5. Maintains appropriate clinical records.
  6. Recommends and develops new services and programs in collaboration with staff.
  7. May work with OT student affiliation programs.
  8. May supervise COTAs.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • BA/BS, Masters, or doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college required.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • One year experience as Occupational Therapist preferred.
  • General knowledge of field and ability to utilize library resource appropriately.
  • Home Health experience preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) preferred
  • Certified, licensed or registered as required by State in which performs clinical practice.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment
  • Ability to assess patient’s condition and exercise independent judgment

REGIONAL/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

Oregon West Network - Sacred Heart Home Health Services and Peace Harbor Home Health:

  • Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.

EUGENE PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation, or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).
  • Provides patient care in an uncontrolled home environment; operates motor vehicle on urban and rural roadways up to 25% of each day.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

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