Occupational Therapist – Home Health
ultraHealth Agency is recruiting for our client that is searching for Occupational Therapist the position can be full-time or part-time!
Occupational Therapist will evaluate and identify the needs of the patient needs related to functional state, events of daily life, good motor coordination, home assessments and flexible equipment, and other occupational therapy needs as defined by health conditions.
Responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist (OT)
- Observe patients doing tasks, ask them questions, and review their medical history
- Evaluate a patient’s condition and needs
- Develop a treatment plan for patients, laying out the types of activities and specific goals to be accomplished
- Help people with various disabilities with different tasks
- Demonstrate exercises
- Evaluate a patient’s home based on the patient’s health needs, identify potential improvements
- Educate a patient’s family and employer about how to accommodate and care for the patient
- Recommend special equipment, such as wheelchairs and eating aids, and instruct patients on how to use that equipment
- Assess and record patients’ activities and progress for patient evaluations, for billing, and for reporting to physicians and other healthcare providers
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support (BLS) certification: Required
- Occupational Therapy licensure in CA: Required
Occupational therapists should also possess the following specific qualities:
- Communication skills. Must be able to listen attentively to what patients tell them and be able to explain what they want their patients to do.
- Compassion. A desire to help people and improve the daily lives of others.
- Flexibility. Must be flexible when treating patients. Because not every type of therapy will work for each patient, therapists may need to be creative when determining the treatment plans and adaptive devices that best suit each patient’s needs.
- Interpersonal skills. Because occupational therapists spend their time teaching and explaining therapies to patients, you should be able to earn the trust and respect of their patients.
- Patience. Dealing with injuries, illnesses, and disabilities is frustrating for many people. As an OT, you should be patient in order to provide quality care to the people they serve.
- Writing skills. When communicating in writing with other members of the patient’s medical team, occupational therapists must be able to explain clearly the treatment plan for the patient and any progress made by the patient.
Salary $71,000 -94,000
Sign on Bonus of $5,000
To apply for this job email your details to info@ultraHealthAgency.com