MedStar Visiting Nurse Association - Washington, DC
Make a Positive Difference
Occupational therapists at MedStar Health VNA make a positive difference in people’s lives. They create innovative solutions to meet our patients’ individual rehabilitation needs. This patient-first approach leads to improved quality of life and independence at home. Occupational therapists at MedStar Health VNA have the autonomy to make individualized patient-centered decisions to promote optimal clinical care.
Provides assessments to determine patients’ rehabilitation needs and psychosocial status
Assesses each patient’s environment and recommends adaptive equipment and/or home modifications as needed
Establishes an effective occupational therapy treatment plan in partnership with the patient, their family/caregiver, the patient’s physician and other members of the health care team; modifies the treatment plan as needed
Provides occupational therapy services in accordance with the treatment plan, agency standards, and regulatory guidelines
Helps patient achieve independence at home through activities of daily living training, functional activity training, visual/perceptual training, psychosocial interventions, and heat/cold application
Provides patient and/or caregiver education regarding the injury/disease process, functional limitations and the purpose of treatment interventions. Trains patients and/or caregivers in aspects of care that will be managed independently after discharge
Plans adequately for discharge including referrals to appropriate community resources
Communicates regularly with the patient’s physician, home health care team, and other key members of the care team
EDUCATION: GraduatIon from an ACOTE accredited educational program in Occupational Therapy that is recognized by the Board of OT.
EXPERIENCE: 1 year clinical experience preferred.
LICENSE/CERT/REG: License to practice Occupational Therapy in the District of Columbia. CPR certification required.
SKILLS: Good clinical skills. Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.