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EncompassCare Occupational Therapist - Home Health - Part-Time in Defiance, Ohio

EncompassCare, a provider of mental health, home health, short- and long-term medical and rehabilitation care, is seeking a compassionate and driven Occupational Therapist/OTR to join our therapy team in northwest Ohio, covering Defiance and Paulding County areas. This is a part time position with part time benefits, including mileage reimbursement.: Introduction: EncompassCare believes each employee makes a significant contribution to the quality of life of our patients and the success of the organization. Employee contributions are not limited by assigned job responsibilities. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline essential functions, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the employee to the responsibilities identified. It is EncompassCare’s expectation that each individual will be flexible in offering their services to ensure the highest quality care to our patients. Position Summary: Provides occupational therapy services to patients in a home health environment by assessing patient needs and generating treatment programs with established goals. Essential Functions: * Because EncompassCare exists to care for our patients, regular attendance and punctuality are essential to provide quality care. * Commitment to EncompassCare mission and values. * Must be in good physical condition as the position requires the ability to stand on one’s feet throughout the day, as well as, push, pull, move and/or lift repetitively a minimum of 10 pounds up to greater than 50 pounds occasionally. * Must be able to complete performance requirements independently while using good judgment as well as have the ability to harmoniously work with others. * Leadership ability to take action and achieve results through others. * Must be able to read, write and understand the English language. * Ensures a safe environment and utilizes tools and equipment in a safe manner complying with all infection control, universal precautions, and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional. * Reports all hazardous conditions including incidents, injuries, and equipment to supervisor/appropriate personnel immediately. * Responds to and acts appropriately in emergency or disaster situations. * Adheres to all policies of the company, including job description, certification requirements, mission statement, HIPAA, confidentiality standards, and patient rights. * Adapts to changes in responsibilities in a positive manner, is receptive to new ways of completing tasks, and is flexible in carrying out assignments. * Communicates effectively and professionally while maintaining patient confidentiality when corresponding with patients, patients’ family, and other healthcare professionals. * Performs and conducts work responsibilities and interactions in an honest, ethical, and cooperative manner using effective judgment and decision making. Position Responsibilities: * Knowledge of all Agency regulatory standards including policies, procedures, and proper Home Health bag technique * Evaluates patients to assess patient needs, conducts assessments necessary for creation of patients individual Plan of Care * Plans and implements individualized treatment program by identifying short and long term goals and methods to achieve identified goals * Interprets and communicates evaluation findings to patients, families and other health care team members * Documents results of individual patient’s assessments, treatments and termination of services * Adapts/modifies patient’s individualized treatment plan to meet the needs of the patient * Supervises and directs licensed Occupational Therapy Assistants in the implementation of individual patient’s POC * Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the visits delivered for effectiveness and efficiency through co-signing of COTAs visit notes * Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice * Consistently demonstrates sound judgement in evaluation, planning and implementation of patient therapy programs * Demonstrates flexibility in visit scheduling and patient assignments * Documents measurable objective data related to patient’s function * Communicates in a positive, clear, professional manner with patients, families and other healthcare team members, especially when providing education * Attention to detail with the ability to work independently * Attends and participates in scheduled training, education classes and meetings as required * Responds timely to patients, family members and other healthcare team members * Collaborates with other team members to meet the ongoing needs of the patients * Ability to adjust and adapt to changing situations/environments * Maintains a clean, safe work environment, including proper care of Company provided equipment * Follows EncompassCare policies and procedures regarding timeliness of documentation, submission of payroll and prescheduling of patient visits