Occupational Therapist

Employer
VNA Of Maryland
Location
New Market, MD
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Occupational Therapist Job Purpose: Restores patient's function, alleviates pain, and prevents disabilities by planning and administering medically prescribed physical therapy in the patients home. Duties: * Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs; instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs. * Documents patient care services by charting in patient records. * Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining physical therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription. * Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and accept therapeutic devices by administering manual exercises; instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, such as nonmanual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities and in using assistive and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses. * Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Home Health Agency is seeking a licensed Occupational Therapist in Maryland to provide Home Care to patients. Qualified candidates must possess: *Master's degree *Desire to work as a team to achieve successful patient outcomes *Excellent communication skills and time management skills *Home care experience preferred but not required