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This position is responsible for providing assessment, continuity of treatment and instruction of
home health care to patients whose abilities to cope with tasks and activities of daily living are
threatened or impaired by development deficits, the aging process and physical injury or illness
in accordance with accreditation requirements, Title 22, licensure regulations and the
organization's policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Performs occupational therapy assessment and treatment as prescribed by the referring
physician and in accordance with the LMVNA procedure manual and revises treatment plan
• Instructs, monitors and progresses patient in the use of therapeutic and self-care activities
to improve function and increase independence.
• Instructs family members, caregivers and other LMVNA personnel in the treatment program
by encouraging them to follow through with those procedures that they can perform safely
• Communicates with physician on a regular basis to keep him/her aware of patient's plan of
care, responses and status and ensures physician's orders are followed.
• Communicates, coordinates and consults with other interdisciplinary team members
regarding the patient's plan of care, responses and status, including case conferences
and HHA supervision.
• Demonstrates understanding of LMVNA and third party payor or treatment guidelines and
documentation required for payment.
• Instructs LMVNA personnel as needed.
• Attends case conference meetings and prepares clinical and progress notes as required,
submitting documentation in a timely manner.
• Participates in QE process as assigned.
• Understands and adheres to all licensing and certification regulations pertinent to job.
• Participates in a process to maintain good internal and external customer satisfaction.
• Responsible for maintaining integrity of the medical record for each patient whose care they are
• Legibly documents skilled care and other patient-related forms accurately, timely and
appropriately for reimbursement, regulatory and compliance mandates.
• Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Accredited school of occupational therapy, license in California, current certificate of
registration AOT A.
One year of successful experience in health care setting. Prefer at least one year of
community health rehabilitation experience or home health.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Must be able to stand up lift (floor to waist) up to 50 lbs. frequently, "level lift up to 24 lbs.
frequently and 25-50 lbs. occasionally.
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 10 lbs. 100 feet occasionally, up to 24 lbs. 20 feet
• Must be able to lift overhead up to 10 lbs. occasionally.
• Must be able to stand and walk frequently, sit occasionally, bend/stoop/squat/crouch
occasionally, climb ladder/step stool/stairs occasionally and kneel/balance and reach above
shoulders occasionally, reach below shoulders frequently, twist and turn occasionally.
• Pulls - patient positioning during transfer frequently, draw sheet pull 50 lbs. occasionally.
Push - carts, tables and beds up to 40 lbs. occasionally.
• Hands - repetitive motion frequently, fine manipulation frequently, gross manipulation
occasionally. Right hand- simple grasp under 50 lbs. frequently, firm grasp over 50 lbs.
occasionally. Left hand- simple grasp under 50 lbs. frequently, firm grasp over 50 lbs.
• Wrist - up and down motion, side to side motion occasionally.
• Foot pedals (bed locks, lift chairs, etc.) occasionally.
• Speaking/hearing occasionally (vital signs, etc.)
• Speaking/hearing in person/phone/call system frequently.
• Oral communication, speaking clearly constantly.
• Reading/writing (computer charting, English required) constantly.
• Close eye work/small figures, etc., frequently, color differentiation occasionally.
• Distinguish temperature by touch frequently, by proximity occasionally.
ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS (POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO):
• Blood/body fluids, infectious disease frequently.
• Anti-neoplastic agents occasionally.
• Dust, fumes, gases, sharp objects occasionally.
• Animal dander.
• Driving auto equipment frequently.
• Abusive language and violent behavior from patients occasionally.