Aveanna Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in West Des Moines, Iowa
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Recover Health is now a part of the Aveanna Healthcare family of companies.
Aveanna Healthcare has grown tremendously during the past year, and through a series of exciting acquisitions we’ve expanded the scope of our business into home health and hospice.
As an Aveanna Occupational Therapy Assistant you will utilize your clinical expertise to provide skilled education, treatment, and interventions as directed by the Physician in the home health plan of care. You will collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, receiving and providing pertinent updates to optimize patient well-being.
Why Join our Team?
An Occupational Therapy Assistant career with Aveanna in the home health setting offers schedule flexibility, one-on-one care and the opportunity to make a real difference. We bring patients the care and support they need to live independently and safely in their place of residence, where they want to be.
Essential Job Functions:
Provides direct occupational therapy according to directions of occupational therapist and in accordance with the physician’s plan of care.
Communicates with and regularly updates the patient and/or caregiver regarding the plan of care.
Provides skilled therapy services, treatments and procedures as appropriate for the patient’s care and safety.
Reports observations of the patient’s condition to the designated supervisor(s), and/or the patient’s physician, as appropriate.
Treats clients to relieve pain and/or develop or restore function to maintain maximum performance.
Provides skilled teaching to the patients, family members, and caregivers regarding the safe use of assistive devices and durable medical equipment.
Educates patients and caregivers in carry over regarding issues concerning rehabilitation and adaptation techniques needed for recovery.
Collaborates with other service disciplines to discuss the patient plan of care.
Plans for client’s discharge, prepares discharge instructions, and communicates discharge plan with patients, family members, and caregivers.
Participates in in-service programs.
Reacts to change productively and performs other job-related tasks and duties as assigned.
Complies with ethical and professional standards of conduct as set forth by the American Occupational Therapy Association
Ensures confidentiality of patient records/information. Observes, records, and reports (1) signs and symptoms; (2) reactions to treatments and medications; and (3) any change in the patient’s physical or emotional condition to the patient’s physician and to the RN on the case if applicable, on a timely basis.
Records clinical and progress notes at the time of the visit to ensure continuity of qualitative patient care on a timely basis.
Completes daily report and any required documentation in a timely fashion to ensure agency operating schedules.
Maintains consistent attendance.
Submits all credentials in a timely manner.
Performs all responsibilities in a professional manner
Gradation from an Occupational Therapist Assistant education program from an accredited university/program.
Current, unrestricted state license as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in the state of practice
Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with policies and procedures
Proven relationship builder
Strong organization and communication skills
Attention to detail
Experience in Home Health Therapy
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Aveanna provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Aveanna complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.