Our Mission at Pinnacle Home Care is Changing lives through the art of the experience.
We are seeking a Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our Southwest Florida Team. Pinnacle Home Care is a full service Medicare Certified and Florida Licensed Home Health Company locally owned and operated by home health professionals who are passionate about delivering exceptional, quality care to the communities that we serve.
We take pride in our home health care professionals who are devoted to fulfilling the levels of service that we uphold. Human service can never be successful without dedication, just as dedication cannot be realized without passion. We hold true to what we say, and take action to our mission. We are not just another home health care agency.
1. Under the direction of the Occupational Therapist (OT) provides client care services which have been delegated by the Occupational Therapist.
2. Under the direction of the OT assists in evaluation and development of the rehabilitative plan of care and in periodic re-evaluation as required.
3. Participates in the preparation of clinical and daily progress notes. All notes are reviewed by the OT and submitted according to company policy. Also prepares periodic summary reports.
4. Together with the OT, instructs the client and family, assists in teaching them exercise programs.
5. Guides and instructs the client in prescribed therapeutic self- care and creative activities that are directed toward improving independence and physical and mental functioning and assists the client in the use of self help devices.
6. Identifies possible ineffective drug therapy or adverse reactions, significant side effects, drug allergies, and contra-indicated medication and reports same to the OT.
7. Observes, and records activities and findings in the clinical record and reports to the OT and the physician the client's reaction to treatment and any changes in the client's condition.
8. Consults with OT regarding the outcome of home visits and reports physical findings.
9. Under the supervision of the OT, assists in evaluation and development of the rehabilitative plan of care and in periodic reevaluation/reassessment as indicated.
10. Instructs other health team personnel including, as appropriate, Home Health Aides, as well as family members with respect to certain phases of Occupational therapy, so that they may work with the client.
11. Writes daily progress notes on patients, and submits same according to company policy, and prepares periodic summary reports as indicated.
12. Attends rehabilitation department staff meetings and case conferences as required.
13. Instructs client in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, splints, and prosthetic and orthotic devices.
14. Participates with staff, clients, and physicians in discharge activities and assists the Occupational Therapist in completing the Occupational Therapy Discharge Summary.
15. Confirms the scheduling of visits with the Supervisor/ Director of Nursing in order to coordinate Agency visits.
16. Assumes responsibility for self development by continually striving to improve his/ her health care knowledge through educational programs, attendance at workshops and conferences, active participation in professional and related organizations and individual research and reading.
17. Assumes other duties deemed appropriate and necessary by the OT.
18. Participates in effective coordination of schedule to ensure all reassessments are performed in a timely manner (alerts the office if a 30 day assessment or recertification is due).
19. Awareness of the Agency’s QAPI program. Active participation as required per policies and procedures related to the Agency’s QAPI program.
20. Management and follow up of customer complaints, following Agency’s complaint policy.
21. Acute awareness of patient rights and the Agency’s responsibility in honoring patient’s rights. Awareness of patient rights description in Agency’s service agreement and Agency’s admission packet.
22. Awareness of appropriate reasons for a patient discharge and Agency’s policy on appropriate reasons for discharge.
23. Awareness of potential signs of abuse and neglect and the steps required to report suspected abuse and neglect.
24. Awareness and ability to design and identify patient centered and individualized goals with realistic measurable timeframes under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist.
25. Awareness of infection prevention and control techniques, both within their scope of practice and within the Agency’s policy and procedures. Awareness and participation in the Agency’s infection control program.
26. Appropriate bag technique policy acknowledgement and demonstrated competence when applicable.
RISK OF EXPOSURE TO BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS – HIGH
1. Must be a graduate of an approved school giving a course of not less than two years for Occupational Therapy Assistants.
2. Must be licensed or registered by the State.