Kaiser Permanente Occupational Therapist Home Health in Honolulu, Hawaii

Provides occupational therapy evaluation, management, and treatment services to patients referred by physician departments. Provides services in a manner that is consistent with the department's mission statement and responsive to unique needs of customers including favorable clinical outcomes, quality of service and access, and fiscal accountability.

Essential Functions:- Evaluates patients, families and home environment on admission to home health and subsequent home visits. Determines if home environment is safe and appropriate for provision of home health services. Demonstrates ability to interpret data about patient's status. Assesses patient's physical, functional and psychosocial status. Identifies problems accurately. Establishes reasonable/measurable goals. Develops and/or revises an appropriate plan of care.- Communicates and coordinates plan of care with physician, patient, caregivers, and other health care providers.- Implements care, as ordered. Determines whether other services such as nursing, PT, SLP, HCA or MSW are indicated. Establishes discharge planning in conjunction with the care planning process.- Provides occupational therapy services as prescribed by patient's physician and in compliance with Kaiser Permanente Home Health Agency standards, policies and procedures. Evaluates patient response to interventions.- Recognizes and interprets significant physiological and behavioral changes in patient's condition. - Modifies/updates/changes plan of care when indicated by patient's condition and/or physician's orders. - Determines in conjunction with physician, when patient care needs to be shifted to another setting, e.g., hospital, clinic, emergency department, out-patient rehab, etc., and/or patient denial of home health, if warranted.- Provides case management, as caseload assigned. Coordinates all necessary services to be provided to patients. Integrates all services into plan of care.- Documents according to Home Health standards, Federal and State regulations. Maintains medication profile (as case manager) for all medications patient is taking. Documents communication in care planning/coordination. Assures the medical record is accurate, legible and complete. Completes accurate daily visit log. Submits documentation in timelines specified by Home Health standards, Federal and State regulations.- Supervises care provided by Home Care Aide (HCA) and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Reevaluates patient per Home Health standards; performs and documents supervisory visits.- Understands and applies infection control procedures. Maintains clean and safe environment for patient care supplies and/or equipment.- Demonstrates evidence of professional growth through active participation in the following: patient conferences, chart audits, meetings, in-services, research and teaching, continuing education courses, staff orientation and training, and clinical preceptorships with students and volunteers.- Exercises positive listening and communication skills. Serves as team player and role model for other employees in Organization. Conducts oneself in service-oriented manner that is attentive, cooperative, and respectful when dealing with members, visitors, public and all employees.- Demonstrates critical thinking such as problem solving, reflective practice, clinical reasoning, prioritizing. - Participates in performance improvement. Identifies and presents improvement opportunities to the organization and implements the Quality Improvement process(es). Assists with development and implementation of department's work plan.- This job description is not all encompassing.

Basic Qualifications:Experience- Minimum two (2) years of occupational therapy experience.Education- Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy or four (4) years of equivalent experience.License, Certification, Registration- Valid driver's license.- Valid Hawaii Occupational Therapist license (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure).- Certified Occupational Therapist (OT) by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) or Certified Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR) by the National Board in Certified Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).- Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Professional.- National Provider Identifier (NPI) and Taxonomy code required at time of hire.

Additional Requirements:- Ability to physically access variety of terrain and assist patients/caregivers in performing functional tasks and therapeutic exercises.- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in interpersonal relations, oral communication, written communication, customer service, and problem solving.- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing and spreadsheet PC applications.

Preferred Qualifications:- Minimum three (3) years of home health care experience.- Master's degree in occupational therapy.


TITLE: Occupational Therapist Home Health

LOCATION: Honolulu, Hawaii


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.