Occupational Therapist-Home Health hos Kaiser Permanente

Occupational Therapist-Home Health

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The occupational therapist provides home care services to Kaiser Permanente patients in community based and facility settings. This position may provide therapy services to patients in the home health, hospice, home infusion, palliative care, or other programs under the direction of the patient's physician(s) to provide quality health care outcomes and facilitate the achievement of maximum independence of the patient utilizing health care resources within Kaiser Permanente and the community. This care is provided through coordinating the delivery of high quality, cost-effective skilled, rehabilitative or palliative care as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides skilled occupational therapy services to patients consistent with agency policy, state practice acts, and applicable state and federal regulations as directed by the patient's physician.
  • Demonstrates professional behavior supporting regional and departmental policies, procedures goals and values. Activities include performing initial and ongoing assessments of patient rehab potential, activities of daily living, cognitive skills, pain, visual perception, neuromuscular and sensory integrative skills/abilities, functional needs and abilities, activity tolerance, mobility, positioning, safety in the home environment, equipment needs, compliance with physician ordered care (including medications), psychosocial status, need for community resources and home health/hospice services. Actively seeks opportunity for continued professional growth and knowledge.
  • Develops and implements an individualized care plan utilizing departmental and community resources in a cost-effective manner. Skilled plan of occupational therapy care includes utilizing therapeutic exercises/activities, modalities, design/fabrication/ recommendation of adaptive equipment/orthotic and assistive devices, compensatory techniques based on patient assessment and understanding of treatment risks and benefits relevant to the patient's medical condition, rehabilitation potential and prognosis.
  • Coordinates the delivery of occupational therapy care with nursing, social work, aide, therapy, insurance case management, equipment suppliers, outpatient, inpatient, long term care, hospice and community resources which results in effective utilization of resources and the timely attainment of achievable rehabilitation and/or palliative care goals.
  • Participates in quality and performance improvement activities within the department including but not limited to measurement and continuous improvement of clinical competency, regulatory compliance, outcome achievement, resource management, work team performance, and customer satisfaction.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Basic Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of occupational therapy experience.
  • Experience as an interdisciplinary team member.

  • Graduation from an American Occupational Therapy Association-approved program.
  • Bachelor of science or master's degree in occupational therapy.

License, Certification, Registration
  • Current Oregon and Washington Occupational Therapist license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within two (2) weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within six (6) months.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.
  • Current registration as OTR.

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrates customer-focused service skills.
  • Able to adapt quality occupational therapy and rehabilitation into a patient's home setting.
  • Demonstrates competency in the use of occupational therapy equipment in the home care setting.
  • Able to prioritize patient needs to achieve attainable treatment goals.
  • Thorough knowledge of teaching/learning principles.
  • Working knowledge of interdisciplinary care coordination.
  • Able to learn to operate a laptop computer to perform clinical documentation.
  • Keyboarding or typing skills.
  • Note: This position requires completion of a typing test.
  • Note: This position requires a reliable automobile to travel to and from patient homes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One-two (1-2) years of clinical experience providing occupational therapy in a home care or rehabilitation setting.
  • Recent experience caring for chronically ill and geriatric patients.
  • Experience as an interdisciplinary team member. Working knowledge of the managed care industry.
  • Knowledge of Medicare regulations/requirements.
  • Working knowledge of palliative care for the terminally ill patient.
  • Knowledgeable of the care for the chronically ill and frail elderly.
  • Excellent time management, problem solving and customer service skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work autonomously and manage their caseload.
  • Operational knowledge of computerized clinical documentation and office application systems including the use of laptop/notebook computers.

Primary Location:
Oregon,Portland,Montgomery Park 2701 NW Vaughn St.Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40Shift: DayWorkdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, SunWorking Hours Start: VariesWorking Hours End: VariesJob Schedule: Full-timeJob Type: StandardEmployee Status: RegularEmployee Group/Union Affiliation: OFNHP - ProfessionalsJob Level: Individual ContributorJob Category: Rehab ServicesDepartment: Continuing Care Services - Home HealthTravel: Yes, 100 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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