• Occupational Therapist - Home Health - Macomb, Wayne & Oakland Counties - Flexible hours

    Posted Date 22 hours ago(22 hours ago)
    Requisition Number
    Rehabilitation Therapy
    Employee Type
    Hours Per Pay Period
    Work Hours
    Weekends and/or Holidays Required
    On Call Required
    Position Location
    US-Home Based/Remote
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    Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.


    Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.


    We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.


    Job Summary


    Evaluates, directs, supervises and provides Occupational therapy services for patients with a physician's order.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Perform the Occupational Therapy evaluation using diagnostic muscle, nerve, joint, ADL and functional ability tests. Develop a problem list based on evaluative findings, establish goals based on identified problems and determine a treatment plan to achieve the stated goals.
    2. Report evaluative findings and the Plan of Care to the ordering physician and attain authorization to treat the patients.
    3. Administer occupational therapy treatment to the patient using the stated goals and the established Plan of Care to guide the treatment. Educate patient and or patient's designated representative as needed.
    4. Document the evaluation, identified problems, goals, and treatment plan. Document daily subjective and objective findings, treatment administered, changes in the patient's condition and the patient's reaction to treatment. Document daily minutes and charges for patient evaluation and treatment.
    5. Collaborate with clinical and managerial staff about patient care designed to achieve the highest feasible level of functioning for the patient.
    6. Communicate changes in the patient's condition with the ordering physician as needed. Assess the patient's progress toward established goals and revise goals and the Plan of Care if needed; communicate revisions to the ordering physician, and seek new orders as needed. Participate in Discharge Planning.
    7. Provide guidance to Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA). Supervise the treatments they perform after fully communicating.
    8. Collaborate with the Rehabilitation Team to develop programs that enhance the physical well- being of patients.
    9. Assist in meeting standards required for obtaining and maintaining necessary State, Federal and other certifications.
    10. Conduct occupational therapy in-service informational and training sessions for staff as directed by Director.


    Job Qualifications


    Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

    • Graduate of an Accredited Occupational Therapy Educational Program.
    • Licensed to Practice Occupational Therapy by the State of Michigan.



    • One year of institutional experience in Occupational Therapy preferred.


    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of neurological deficit, weakness and paralysis.
    • Ability to display compassion and sensitivity with vulnerable adults who may become angry, hostile, or combative.
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to read, speak and write English using proper grammar, diction and style.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals with varying levels of cognitive and physical impairments.
    • Ability and willingness to work constructively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
    • Working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office Word, Outlook, Excel, Electronic Medical Records (EMR) programs and Kinnser.


    Additional Work Requirements

    • Automobile travel required.
    • Valid unrestricted driver's license with good driving record. Valid proof of automobile insurance.
    • Available to work weekends.


    Physical and Mental Requirements

    • Activities that require considerable use of hands, fingers, arms and legs and moving entire body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
    • Near visual acuity.
    • Ability to safely lift and transfer patients weighing greater than 100 pounds with maximal assist.
    • Ability to push/pull patients in a wheelchair/cart weighing greater than 300 pounds.


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