Occupational Therapist - Per-Diem

Every BrightStar employee is here because, to them, caring is more than just a job - it's a way of life. That's why, for each employee, from RNs and CNAs to LPNs, home health aides, caregivers and other care professionals, we are dedicated to providing opportunity for more – more flexibility, more security, more success. If you're looking for more out of your career, your journey begins here.Healthcare is not simply a career, it's a calling. We'll be here when you're ready to answer it.

Loudon, NH / Concord, NH

Brightstar- Bedford/Manchester

At BrightStar Care of NH – Bedford / Manchester, owned by Garret and Melissa Janicke, our home care agency provides quality home care, caregivers, and medical staffing solutions to families and businesses in the Hillsborough County area. We offer compassionate care, peace of mind and exceptional service — any time, any place. http://www.brightstarcare.com/bedford-manchester/

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Overview: <p><strong>Occupational Therapist (OT) Overview:</strong></p> <p>Join a leader in the home health care industry that provides nursing oversight on each and&nbsp;every case &ndash; no matter how small. &nbsp;Each independently owned BrightStar location makes more&nbsp;possible for the community it serves. &nbsp;If providing compassionate, high quality care as an Occupational Therapist&nbsp;is your passion, BrightStar has an opportunity for you.</p> The Occupational Therapist&nbsp;will assess physical activity demands against the performance ability of&nbsp;the client and identify and address deficits to improve the client&rsquo;s quality of life and rebuild or&nbsp;maintain the client&rsquo;s independence.<br /><br />We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Responsibilities: <p><strong>Occupational Therapist (OT) Responsibilities:</strong></p> <ul> <li>&middot;Provide occupational therapy&nbsp;services to client according to a physician&rsquo;s written orders. &nbsp;This may include, but is not &nbsp;limited to the following: &nbsp;Assess and evaluate; Develop a&nbsp;plan of care and treatment making sure plan of care is consistent with assessment;&nbsp;Participate in the development of the client&rsquo;s total plan of treatment; &nbsp;Assess the home&nbsp;environment especially as it relates to fall risk and interventions and home safety;&nbsp;Assess for muscle strength, mobility, gait, and range of motion; Assess for potential for&nbsp;rehabilitation; Report client&rsquo;s response to treatment or changes in condition to the&nbsp;Director of Nursing and physician.&nbsp;</li> <li>&middot;Initiate occupational therapy&nbsp;program and instructs other personnel and/or family members&nbsp;and caregivers in specific phases of occupational therapy with which they may assist with the&nbsp;client care. &nbsp;</li> <li>&middot;Instruct other personnel and/or family members and caregivers on the goals of the occupational&nbsp;therapy program.&nbsp;</li> <li>&middot;Participate in client case conferences.&nbsp;</li> <li>&middot;Teach/educate client in the use of prosthetic device as required.&nbsp;</li> <li>&middot;Assist in identifying client and family/caregiver needs for other home health services and&nbsp;reports these needs to the Director of Nursing.&nbsp;</li> <li>&middot;Prepare and submit clinical and progress summaries based on identified and attained&nbsp;goals. &nbsp;A copy of the summaries will be submitted to the Director of Nursing.&nbsp;</li> <li>&middot;Participate in discharge planning, as appropriate.&nbsp;</li> <li>&middot;Provide in-service education for agency personnel, as needed.&nbsp;</li> <li>&middot;Supervise occupational therapy assistant(s), if needed, in accordance with organization&nbsp;policy and state regulations. &nbsp;</li> <li>Assure compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Occupational Therapist (OT) Qualifications:</strong></p> <ul> <li>&middot;Graduated with a master&rsquo;s or higher degree in occupational&nbsp;therapy from an accredited therapy program. &nbsp;</li> <li>&middot;Passed a National Occupational Therapy Examination (NOTE) and/or state examination as&nbsp;required by the state regulation.</li> <li>&middot;Fulfilled any other state required examination.</li> <li>&middot;Compliant with continuing education, if required by state as a condition of maintaining&nbsp;licensure.</li> <li>&middot;Comply with any state mandated Occupational Therapy Practice Act and other legal&nbsp;mandates</li> <li>&middot;Licensed or certified to practice as an occupational&nbsp;therapist as required by the state.&nbsp;</li> <li>&middot;Two (2) years of appropriate experience as an occupational therapist. &nbsp;Community/home&nbsp;health experience is preferred.</li> </ul>