Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Work where every moment matters.
Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work
with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment
matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticuts most
comprehensive healthcare network as an Occupational Therapist.
Hartford HealthCare at Home, the largest provider of homecare
services in Connecticut, has been fulfilling our mission for more
than 115 years. Our Person-Centered Care Model allows our employees
to learn and grow within our organization, all while providing
integrated support to the patient. As part of Hartford HealthCare,
we leverage cutting edge technology to provide quality care in our
clients home. Most importantly, our employees are appreciated for
the real differences they make in both the lives of their clients
and their clients families.
Responsible for evaluating patient's level of function and
developing an appropriate Occupational Therapy care plan under the
direction of M.D. Implements and coordinates patient care with
other Agency personnel and community resources. Delegates
appropriate patient care responsibilities to C.O.T.A. and Home
Health Aides and supervises their performance. Responsible for
accurate, timely, and proficient clinical and reimbursement
Manages a patient caseload on a daily basis.
Evaluates patient's level of function and develops appropriate care
plan under the direction of a M.D. and in collaboration with the
Hospice disciplinary team, when applicable.
Implements plan of care to provide safe, efficient, quality care to
patients on a daily basis.
Implements plan of care for hospice patients with appropriate
end-of-life goals, with an emphasis on patient safety and
Evaluates care plan on an on-going basis, revising as necessary, in
accordance with patients' care needs.
Coordinates patient care with other Agency personnel and community
resources i.e. Community Health Nurse, Hospice Nurses, other
therapists, social workers, Home Health Aide services, physicians,
etc., in an appropriate and timely manner. Initiates and
participates in case conferences and Hospice Interdisciplinary Team
meeting as appropriate.
Works in conjunction with C.O.T.A. daily and delegates patient care
responsibility as appropriate. Communicates with C.O.T.A. daily and
monitors and supervises patient care provided.
Organizes and prioritizes caseload needs on a daily basis to ensure
that patient care needs, and Agency productivity standards are
Keeps Rehab Coordinator informed in a timely manner regarding
weekly caseload and/or patient problems so that patient care and
staffing needs are consistently met.
Demonstrates an understanding of after hours procedures, and
educates patients to on-call/after hours coverage.
Responsible for clinical and reimbursement documentation to reflect
Agency policy and procedure and the delivery of quality and safe
Prepares and keeps legible records current, on a daily basis,
providing all written information regarding service record, visit
and non-visit time, statistical sheets and reports to physicians
and other personnel, according to expected timeframes.
Develops written patient care goals and expected outcomes according
to individualized patient care plans, accurately reflecting
interventions, in collaboration with Health Care Team or Hospice
Disciplinary Team on an on- going basis.
Updates and submits written physician orders accurately, in a
timely manner according to established timeframes.
Collects and documents necessary financial and reimbursement
information for each patient and provides verbal and written
communication as required, to Agency personnel and other
Obtains prior authorization for services when indicated by calling
payers and requesting and/or providing verbal or written
confirmation, in a timely manner within respective established
Completes and processes discharge record within 24 hours after last
patient visit, and communicates promptly with other Agency
personnel, in an appropriate fashion.
Delegates Home Health Aide patient care responsibilities and
supervises performance of Home Health Aid.
Assesses and develops Home Health Aide guide sheets for each
patient in an appropriate manner, revising as needed.
Responsible for orientation, supervision and evaluation of Home
Health Aide performance on an on-going basis, in an appropriate
Teaches and demonstrates for the Home Health Aide with regard to
specific patient care responsibilities i.e. exercises, adaptive
devices, ADL's, etc. taking into account patient complexity and
Home Health Aide ability.
Teaches, demonstrates, orients, supervises and evaluates C.O.T.A.,
Home Health Aide, patient/family members, and other appropriate
caregivers in the care of the patient.
Instructs and supervises other health team personnel and patient
and family members in the participation of patient's therapy
Identifies needs for modifying equipment, appliances and the
physical surroundings of the patient's home and makes appropriate
referrals to implement necessary modifications.
Provides in-service education programs for Agency staff and
orientation for new staff regarding Occupational Therapy services,
case finding, etc.
Accepts and performs additional duties, tasks, responsibilities, as
assigned, to ensure the success of the Agency.
Education & Training:
Graduate of an accredited school with a Bachelor's of Science
Degree in Occupational Therapy.
Current Connecticut license to practice Occupational Therapy.
Three (3) year's experience preferred.
Knowledge of principles and practices of Occupational Therapy.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact
with patients, families, physicians, and co-workers.
Ability to deal effectively with stress and ability to exercise
Valid motor vehicle operator license, reliable personal
automobile during business hours, and active automobile insurance
coverage in accordance with Agency policy.
We take great care of careers.
With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers
exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you
are part of an organization on the cutting edge helping to bring
new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education
to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving
organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a
competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.
Every moment matters. And this is your moment.