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Occupational Therapist

Facility: Catholic Home Care Location: Freeport, NY Department: Team 12 Category: Allied Health / Clinical Professional Schedule: Full Time, with Weekend and Holiday rotation Shift: Day shift Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm ReqNum: 6011020

This full time OT candidate will travel to Queens, visiting 5-6 houses a day.

Develops an appropriate plan of care based on skilled evaluations, physicians' orders and the patient's individual needs.

Evaluates the effectiveness of therapy in accomplishing goals and intended patient care outcomes.

Develops a home exercise program.Instructs patient/caregiver and appropriate Agency personnel on safe and effective implementation of the home exercise program.

Communicates significant changes in patient status to the physician, rehab coordinator and the appropriate agency personnel when indicated.

Demonstrates effective communication skills in patient education.Instructs patient/caregiver in aspects of home safety.

Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding changes in patient status to the appropriate team person (i.e. physician, Director of Patient Services, OT, PT, ST, social worker, nutritionist or family member) and provides follow-up to assure resolution of any identified problems.

Demonstrates effective communication skills in patient education.

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