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Therapist / Occupational Therapist Job in Dallas, Texas / Home Health Care

Company: Kindred at Home
Location: Dallas
Posted on: January 14, 2018

Job Description:

I believe that better care begins at home. Compassionate care, uncompromising service and clinical excellence - that's what our patients have come to expect from our clinicians. Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is the nation's leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services.



Kindred at Home, and its affiliates, delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients and clients in their homes or places of residence, including non-medical personal assistance, skilled nursing and rehabilitation and hospice and palliative care. Our caregivers focus on each unique patient to deliver the appropriate care and emotional support to our patients and their families.



I believe in working for a company that cares as much as I do.

We offer a unique employment package that includes:


Unprecedented opportunities for career growth.
Clinical ladder for professional credentialing and advancement.
Innovative specialties with cutting-edge training and development.
Flexible full-time, part-time and PRN positions.



I believe my work is my calling.

As a Home Health Occupational Therapist, you will:


Assess/screen patient's daily living/work-related skills and develop therapeutic retraining programs with measurable objectives. Administer and interpret diagnostic and prognostic tests of function to patients in their homes or other settings to assist the physician in evaluating the patient's level of function.
Confer with the patient's physician and other health care team members and participate in development/revision of the Plan of Care Treatment.
Provide therapeutic treatment and instruction to patients in accordance with physician orders to improve/restore strength, coordination, range-of-motion and function or teach compensation measures.
Review/expand the retraining programs in a manner consistent with the behavioral goals of each patient and within the guidelines of the rehabilitation program as a whole.
Consult with other vocational team members, as appropriate, to develop and implement vocationally oriented plans consistent with the needs and capabilities of patients.
Report patient status and progress to the physician, rehabilitation staff, Clinical Manager, patient and family members.
Participate in care coordination and discharge planning activities and act as a resource to other health care personnel in meeting patient's needs.
Design community reintegration activities to assist the client in the physical reconditioning effort, and/or the psychological adjustment and coordinate the plan with members of the interdisciplinary team.
Recommend and/or design special adaptive equipment for clients to improve residence or working environments or improve their participation in the rehabilitation program and/or community.
Design/train staff and family members to carry out the retraining program including dressing, feeding, grooming and hygiene skills, participate in team and family educational meetings.
Coordinate/oversee/supervise/instruct and evaluates Occupational Therapy Assistant and Home Health Aide performance in implementing occupational therapy services.
Accurately and thoroughly document patients' care observations, interventions and evaluation on the day services are rendered. Ensure that interim (verbal) orders received from the physician are accurately documented and implemented. Submit evaluation, treatment plans and discharge summary to the supervisor and care management staff.
Qualifications


Degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program
A minimum of six months occupational therapy experience preferred
Home Health experience a plus
Current and unrestricted OT licensure
Current CPR certification
Good organizational and communication skills

Keywords: Kindred at Home, Dallas, Therapist / Occupational Therapist Job in Dallas, Texas / Home Health Care, Healthcare, Dallas, Texas

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