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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Amedisys | Portland OR 97299 USA | Full Time | Posted: 01/15/2021

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Caregiving is our Calling

At Amedisys whether we're caring for patients directly or supporting those who do, each of us is a caregiver at heart. Every team member contributes to our mission of providing exceptional, clinically distinct care in the home to thousands of patients and families every day.

In home health, you'll be a true advocate engaging patients throughout their coordinated health care journey all while maintaining autonomy and independence to support their needs.

If you're looking for a home with a Nationwide Company where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.
What You Will Do

As an occupational therapy assistant for Amedisys, you have a unique opportunity to provide one on one therapeutic treatment and care to patients in their preferred environment - at home. You will work in tandem with the occupational therapist, physician, patients, caregivers and a full team of professionals to implement a comprehensive and patient specific care plan. You will have the quality time with the home care patient to promote their health and facilitate their independence.
  • Treat the patient through the use of therapeutic activities designed to restore function and self-care activities designed to improve function under the direction of the occupational therapist (OTR).
  • Demonstrate and teach alternate techniques developed by the OTR to complete activities of daily living, proper transfers and positioning.
  • Participate in instructing the patient, family and other health team personnel in the exercise program developed by the OTR for strengthening and controlling the patient's upper extremities.
  • Assist the OTR in ordering and/or fabricating adaptive/assistive devices and equipment.
  • Observe, record and report the patient's response to treatment and any changes in the patients' condition to the OTR and/or Clinical Manager using required progress notes, documentation and established timelines .
  • Actively participate in patient team/case conferences to ensure coordination of patient care.


Qualifications
Required
  • Certified by the American Occupational Therapy Association as an occupational therapy assistant.
  • Current and unencumbered license to practice as an occupational therapy assistant specific to that state the employee is assigned to work by the Company.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Valid Driver's License and reliable transportation and agency required liability insurance to complete home visits.
Preferred
  • More than one year (1+) of occupational therapy experience with adults, specifically geriatric patients.


Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Benefits and More

Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we have to our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide and the opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for eligible employees include:
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance Benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, and Flexible Spending Account options
  • Life, Disability, and Other Voluntary Benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Matching Contributions
  • Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Continuing Education
  • Fleet car for eligible employees


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Location Portland, OR, 97299, United States
Categories Medical/Health

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