Plans, organizes, and conducts occupational therapy programs to facilitate the development and rehabilitation of mentally, physically, or emotionally disabled patients.
Physical therapist will be mainly working in the patient home. Work hours: very flexible.
Assess patient’s physical and mental abilities and analyzes medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.
Review physician’s referral and patient’s medical records to help determine the diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.
Identify patient goals, document progress on goals, and regularly evaluate goals.
Plan and implements occupational therapy programs.
Select activities that will help patients learn work and life-management skills within the limits of their mental and physical capabilities.
Recommend changes in patient’s work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities.
Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient’s record.
Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.
Communicate with the patient, medical practitioners, and other appropriate home health field staff to plan, implement and assess a holistic intervention program.
Comply with professional, ethical, and legal standards.
Attend orientation and annual training as required by Minnesota home care law.
Excellent verbal and written communication
Judgment and decision making
Patient-centered service orientation
Office hours 8am-5pm. up to $36 per hour
Tuition reimbursement and scholarship opportunities
Education: Graduation from an accredited occupational therapy program
Licenses/Certifications: Current MN Occupational Therapist License
Experience: Occupational therapy and home health experience are preferred, but new graduates are encouraged to apply