Home Care - Occupational Therapist - Per Diem - Hartford County, CT

Fusion Rehab Services - Hartford County, CT (30+ days ago)

Fusion Rehab Services specializes in providing the highest standard of physical, occupational and speech language therapy services in our region. Our management team brings with them over 50 years of experience in healthcare, management and rehabilitative services. We have built a solid reputation on the cornerstones of responsibility, respect, integrity, collaboration and innovation.

Our unique approach balances quality care with a pleasant work environment, because if you’re not happy then you can’t provide the highest quality of care to your patients. And, we help you along the way, with support and compliance guidance to make your work day easier.

At Fusion Rehab Services, we love that you love what you do!

Job Description
Reports to: Rehabilitation Director

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the size of the facility the job duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply or create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at-will.

Position Summary

Occupational therapists help patients of all ages who have limited abilities establish, develop and/or maintain the ability to complete daily functions and tasks. Through regular therapy sessions, occupational therapists work one-on-one with patients, focusing on their individual needs to help them achieve improved quality of life and a sense of independence. Occupational therapy concentrates on ameliorating the physical, mental, social and emotional sources of patients’ disabilities. Position Responsibilities Occupational Therapists provide care to patients based on the application of scientific occupational therapy principles. Responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist include (but are not limited to):

Helps patient to develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills
Aids patients in improving their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities
Assists patients in performing all types of activities, ranging from using a computer to caring for daily needs, such as dressing, cooking and eating
Incorporates physical exercises to increase patients’ strength and dexterity
Uses computer programs to help patients improve decision-making, abstract reasoning, problem solving, perceptual skills, memory, sequencing and coordination
Instructs patients with permanent disabilities in the use of adaptive equipment, such as wheelchairs and orthotics
Designs or makes special equipment needed at home or work
Develops computer-aided adaptive equipment
Arranges employment, evaluates work environment, plans work activities, and assesses the patient’s progress; collaborates with the patient and employer to modify the work environment, so work can be successfully completed
Assesses patients’ home for hazards, recommends restorative or safety adaptations
Provides guidance to family members and caregivers in safe and effective methods of caring for individuals
Evaluates patients’ progress and prepares reports that detail progress
Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting Marginal Responsibilities
Supervises and directs the duties of occupational therapy assistants
Requisitions supplies and equipment Other Responsibilities
Complete required orientation as directed by facility
Follow facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment
Follow facility and GHR Unusual Occurrence Protocol
Respect cultural and religious practices of patients
Uphold HIPAA regulations
Punctual and dependent for assigned/confirmed shifts Position Requirements
Graduate of an accredited OT program with current OT license, in good standing with the State licensing board
Minimum of one (1) year OT experience, in corresponding setting
Federal-, State- and GHR-required credentials current and on file
Cognitive skills as related to the position
Working Conditions

Occupational Therapists work in a variety of work settings. Evening and weekend work may be required in order to fit patient schedules. The job is physically demanding. Occupational Therapists are required to stand for long periods of time. They spend considerable time stooping, kneeling and crouching. OTs move heavy equipment. They assist with patient transfers and lifts or help them turn, stand or walk. So, to guard against back injury, they must follow proper body mechanics and procedures for lifting/moving patients.

Physical Demands

Ability to lift/move fifty (50) pounds.
Ability to stand for extended periods
Fine motor skills
Visual acuity
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach forward with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Physical Demand Ratings are an estimate of the overall strength requirements that are considered to be important for an average, successful work performance of a specific job. In order to classify the occupation of a worker with a physical demand rating, the most strenuous and frequently performed tasks are evaluated. The overall physical demand rating for a job of the OT falls within the Medium classification according to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. (Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.)

  • Physical demands as published by the US Department of Labor, 1991 in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, 4th, Edition.
All other duties as Assigned:
I understand this job description and its requirements. I understand that this is not an exclusive list of all job functions and that I am expected to complete all duties as assigned. I understand the job functions may be altered by management at any time, and that this job description in no way constitutes an employment agreement. I am an at will employee.

I further understand that performing this job may involve exposure to body fluids or other potentially infectious materials or residents with communicable diseases.