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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Amedisys

This is a Contract position in Palm Beach, FL posted July 31, 2021.

Caregiving is Our Calling At Amedisys whether we’re caring for patients directly or supporting those who do, each of us is a caregiver at heart.

Every team member contributes to our mission of providing exceptional, clinically distinct care in the home to thousands of patients and families every day.

In hospice, you’ll be a true advocate for patients at the end of life while maintaining autonomy and independence to support their needs.

If you’re looking for a home with a Nationwide Company where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.

Encompass Kindred Bayada What You Will Do As an occupational therapy assistant for hospice, you have a unique opportunity to provide one on one therapeutic treatment and care to patients in their preferred environment
– at home.

You will work in tandem with the occupational therapist, physician, patients, caregivers and a full team of hospice professionals to implement a comprehensive and patient specific care plan.

You will have the quality time with the patient to improve their quality of life and incorporate life style modifications.

Treat the patient through the use of therapeutic activities designed to restore function and self-care activities designed to improve function under the direction of the occupational therapist (OTR).Demonstrate and teach alternate techniques developed by the OTR to complete activities of daily living, proper transfers and positioning.Participate in instructing the patient, family and other health team personnel in the exercise program developed by the OTR for strengthening and controlling the patient’s upper extremities.

Assist the OTR in ordering and/or fabricating adaptive/assistive devices and equipmentObserve, record and report the patient’s response to treatment and any changes in the patients’ condition to the OTR and/or Clinical Manager using required progress notes, documentation and established timelinesActively participate in Interdisciplinary Team conferences to ensure coordination of patient care