Occupational Therapist shall perform duties including, but not limited to the following:
- The Occupational Therapist is to perform thorough assessments of patient’s abilities and limitations, initially and within seventy two (72) hours of referral by AGENCY and assume ongoing supervision of Occupational Therapist staff.
- Provide services within the scope set forth in the physician’s approved plan of treatment and ensure that services provided are in compliance with Medicare, Medicaid, insurance and all local, state and federal requirements. Any alterations in the plan of treatment will originate from the patient’s physician in coordination with the Occupational Therapist and the appropriate personnel of the AGENCY.
- Observe, record and report to the AGENCY’S Case Manager the patient’s response to treatment and/or any changes in the patient’s condition as well as participate in case conferences as required by the agency.
- Maintain records and reports in accordance with the policy of the AGENCY, including visit reports and observations on the progress of the patient. Make available all relevant records and information applicable to each patient to be treated by OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST. All such records, including information and notes added by the therapist whose services are provided by the Occupational Therapist shall be property of the AGENCY.
- Instruct other health team personnel including, when appropriate, Home Health Aides and family/caregivers in procedures which Occupational Therapist deems appropriate for the home health aide or family/caregiver to deliver. Such instructions will be documented in the OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST’S progress notes.
- Instruct the patient and/or family/caregiver on the goals, procedures, benefit and risk of services provided and solicit patient and/or family/caregiver participation in the plan of care.
- Be involved in the discharge planning for each client to whom they provide service, and will begin preparing the patient for discharge upon initial evaluation. Discharge instructions will be documented in the progress notes.