• University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • $79,860.00 -115,800.00/year*
  • Philadelphia , PA
  • Healthcare - Allied Health
  • Full-Time
  • 1103 Market St

Communicate effectively with the interdisciplinary team, schedulers, and managers to support patient care.
Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team, schedulers, and managers in order to provide optimal patient experience and meet patients' needs.
Plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of occupational therapy treatment to maintain, improve or restore function to all ADL and IADL.
Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify functional impairments.
Manage caseload by scheduling appropriate therapy revisits and reassessments as needed.
Participate in the weekend rotation set forth by PCAH.
Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
Administer ADL/IADL retraining, therapeutic exercises, therapeutic activity, range of motion treatment, home safety training, and cognitive retraining to improve function, increase tolerance for meaningful activity, and improve the quality of life of patients on home care services.
Instruct the patient, family, and caregivers in treatment procedures to increase carry through with the plan of care and improve patient outcomes.
Recommend appropriate equipment and home modifications to improve patients' function in the home environment and improve the caregivers' ability to help the patients.
Perform medicine reconciliation as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Monitor patient's vital signs and physiological response to treatment sessions. Communicate findings to team members and physicians.
Respond appropriately to changes in patient's vital signs.
Make appropriate referrals to physical therapy, speech therapy, nursing, social work, home health aide, and hospice services to meet the patients' needs.
Appropriately assign patients to an occupational therapy assistant.
Provide supervision for a occupational therapy assistant according to the OT practice Act and PCAH policies
Confer with the patient, family, caregivers, physician, and multi-disciplinary team members to plan, implement and assess the intervention program.
Review physician's referral and patient's medical records to help determine diagnosis and Occupational therapy treatment required.
Record prognosis, treatment, response, progress, and further need for occupational therapy treatment in patient's chart.
Obtain patients' consent to proposed interventions as applicable.
Discharge patient from occupational therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained or patient is no longer homebound.
Provide for appropriate follow-up care or referrals after discharge.
Be available to supervise, train and assess therapy students during onsite clinical affiliations.
Be available to lecture, train, and orient therapy students, new hires, nursing students, multi-disciplinary team members, and other health care providers on various therapy treatments.
Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, participating in continuing education, and attending in professional conferences (as able).
Associated topics: cht, certified occupational therapy assistant, cota, ffs, newborn care specialist, occupational, occupational therapist, occupational therapist ot, therapist, therapist ot

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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