Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, the Occupational
Therapist is responsible for the delivery of appropriate, adequate,
effective, efficient direct patient care services assigned by the
Primary Care Clinician and approved by the Clinical Manager.
Responsibilities include implementation of the physician plan of
care, obtaining physician orders, preparing aide plan of care,
supervision of aides, and coordination of care within an
interdisciplinary team and participating in effective utilization
management and control of patient supplies. Consistently provides
care based on the age-related needs of the unique population with
consideration of their development/psychosocial needs,
environmental safety, educational needs, communication style, and
level of understanding. The Occupational Therapist is accountable
to the Primary Care Clinician for ensuring that the plan of care is
implemented following professional standards of care and agency
specific protocols. May provide direction and clinical supervision
to an Occupational Therapy Assistant.
OT graduate from accredited curriculum required.
Bachelor's Science, health care related area of study
Master's in Occupational Therapy preferred.
Occupational Therapist - OT Required
Driver License, Valid and in State - DL NUMBER Required
Automobile Insurance - INSURANCE Required
Basic Life Support Certification - BLS Required
One year of professional experience required.
One year of experience in a home health and/or hospice position
Direct patient care experience within the past five years
Skills and Knowledge
Exhibits excellent oral and written communication skills: with
legible handwriting for documentation of patient records in a clear
and concise manner.
Basic understanding of home care services, clinical standards of
care and practice, Title XXII, Medicare Conditions of
Participation, CHAP home health accreditation requirements, QI
outcomes/benchmarking, infection control; good understanding of
reimbursement patterns for Medicare and other payors; good working
understanding of budget and other financial reports.
Self-starter with a high degree of initiative, motivation,
flexibility, energy and creativity.
Ability to form harmonious working relationships with internal
and external customers.
Demonstrated leadership and negotiation skills and the ability
to manage resources for patient care in a cost effective
Excellent collaborative and problem solving skills with
customers and management.
Ability to exercise independent sound judgment in planning and
providing patient care.
Demonstrated ability in physical, psychosocial, and
environmental assessment skills and in implementing plan of
Excellent organizational skills.
Must be able to meet company productivity standards as indicated
by organization and manager.
Must be able to handle sensitive issues, conflict with or among
others, respectively direct and reinforce staff efforts;
effectively plan and organize and prioritize work, think critically
to both effectively plan and organize department operations
consistent with Sutter Care at Home's strategic and operating
objectives and to effectively solve unique problems as they arise
or identify when to consult supervisor.
Must be able to deal with challenging work environment with time
demands and occasional conflicting priorities.
Maintain a positive and professional image and demonstrate
self-directed learning to meet professional development and/or
Is responsible for maintaining all required licensure and
At orientation and annually thereafter, must be able to meet
Sutter Care at Home core competencies for position and area of
specialty, as appropriate.
Must have reliable transportation.