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Occupational Therapist, OT

Company: Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice
Location: Elgin
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Job Description:

Occupational Therapist Residential Home Health is a national leader of home care in both Michigan and Illinois and is ranked among the top home health companies in the United States for helping patients live better, recover faster, experience a higher quality of life and remain independent at home. View all of our openings at http://www.residentialhomehealth.com/careers/ Residential is seeking a part-time Occupational Therapist for the Hoffman Estates, Streamwood, Elgin, South Elgin, and Wayne areas. WHY WORK AT RESIDENTIAL? Competitive compensation and benefits - Company vehicle program for full-time employees HomeCare Elite agency - 1:1 patient care Partner to Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare providing all home care services to their patient population No weekends or holidays SUMMARY: The Speech Therapist (Pathologist) directs, supervises, evaluates and provides speech therapy services to Agency patients as prescribed by the attending physician and for providing Agency staff, and the patients physician with speech therapy consultation, as needed. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as necessary. Assess, plan, and implement rehabilitation services for speech, language, and/or swallowing disorders. Provide evaluation of speech and language abilities through diagnostic testing. Establish goals and estimate prognosis for recovering. Record and reports the clients progress in treatment and any change in patients condition to the physician. Instruct family member(s) and members of the health care team in methods of assisting the patient in improving communication skills. Re-evaluate patients progress and the established rehabilitation program as often as necessary. Prepare periodic reports, as required by the Agency, which are sent to the physician and third party payers regarding care being provided. Assist in making appropriate referrals to outside audiology speech clinics or other community services as indicated. Maintain adequate clinical and progress notes and submits all required paperwork in a timely manner according to Agency policy. Provide liaison contact and follow-up with other community agencies. Participate in in-service, case conferences, and staff meetings as required. Maintain and updates professional competency through in-service attendance and similar professional resources. All other duties as assigned by supervisor. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to use good and sound clinical judgment. Must be able to document accurately and appropriately. Must follow up as needed and appropriately with doctors office, RHH clinical and management staff pertaining to any concerns regarding patient care. CPR certified. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Masters degree from a speech and hearing program certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association to practice in the State of Illinois. Must hold, in good standing, a license/registration as a Speech Therapist, issued by the State of Illinois. A minimum of one (1) full year of supervised post-certification experience in an institutional setting. CPR Certification from American Heart Association or American Red Cross. Home health care experience desirable CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have and maintain a valid Illinois Driver's License, maintain automobile insurance coverage and have access to a reliable automobile. Must have and maintain in good standing professional license, certificate or registration. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 position, the employee travels by automobile and is exposed to changing weather conditions. Employee will be required to drive daily for meetings and/or visits to residential homes. Employee will work in varied residential environments based on assigned caseload. COMMENTS: This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

Keywords: Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice, Elgin , Occupational Therapist, OT, Healthcare , Elgin, Illinois

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