Tucson Area Occupational Therapist
CJPS Home Care, LLC dba Arizona Care Services
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Healthcare & Medical
Facilitates development and rehabilitation of patients (mostly children) with mental, emotional, and physical disabilities by planning and administering medically prescribed occupational therapy in their home. Occupational Therapist Job Duties:Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining occupational therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.Helps patient develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities by implementing programs involving manual arts and crafts, practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, and homemaking skills, activities of daily living, and sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities; directing aides, technicians, and assistants.Promotes maximum independence by selecting and constructing therapies according to individual's physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest.Evaluates results of occupational therapy by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommending and implementing adjustments and modifications.Assures continuation of therapeutic plan by designing and instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs.Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.Maintains patient confidence and protects agency operations by keeping information confidential.Protects patients by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.Develops occupational therapy staff by providing information; developing and conducting in-service training programs.Complies with federal, state, and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.