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Occupational Therapy Assistant

What You Will Do: As an occupational therapy assistant for Amedisys, you have a unique opportunity to provide one on one therapeutic treatment and care to patients in their preferred environment at home. You will work in tandem with the occupational therapist, physician, patients, caregivers and a full team of professionals to implement a comprehensive and patient specific care plan. You will have the quality time with the home care patient to promote their health and facilitate their independence.

Treat the patient through the use of therapeutic activities designed to restore function and self-care activities designed to improve function under the direction of the occupational therapist (OTR).
Demonstrate and teach alternate techniques developed by the OTR to complete activities of daily living, proper transfers and positioning.
Participate in instructing the patient, family and other health team personnel in the exercise program developed by the OTR for strengthening and controlling the patients upper extremities.
Assist the OTR in ordering and/or fabricating adaptive/assistive devices and equipment
Observe, record and report the patients response to treatment and any changes in the patients condition to the OTR and/or Clinical Manager using required progress notes, documentation and established timelines
Actively participate in patient team/case conferences to ensure coordination of patient care


Qualifications


Required:

Current and unencumbered license to practice as an occupational therapy assistant specific to that state the employee is assigned to work by the Company.

Current CPR certification

Valid Drivers License and reliable transportation and agency required liability insurance to complete home visits.


Preferred:
More than one year (1+) of occupational therapy experience with adults, specifically geriatric patients


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