Vanderbilt University Medical Center Occupational Therapy Asst-Home Care-Full Time in Nashville, Tennessee

Occupational Therapy Assistant

COTA - Vanderbilt Home Care Services

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Department/Unit Summary

Vanderbilt Home Care is part of one of the country’s most respected medical centers. We provide in-home care for patients with chronic conditions.

Click the following link tolearn more about the benefits of a career with Vanderbilt Home Care.

https://careers.vumc.org/vanderbilt-home-health

BringingVanderbilt Care into Your Home Since 1985

Vanderbilt Home Care provides caregivers in the patient's own environment under the direction of the patient's physician. When you or your loved one receives care from Vanderbilt Home Care, you are in the hands of highly skilled, compassionate individuals. We take pride in our work and feel privileged to be part of one of the country's most respected medical centers.

Our Missionand Values:

Our mission is to provide excellence in home care with the high standards that we would expect for our own family and loved ones. Our values include:

  • Support for community basedhome services through excellence in clinical practice and education

  • Patient safety and quality

  • Strong interdisciplinarycollaboration, communication and partnership

  • Evidenced based practice andclinical expertise

  • Technology enhanced innovation

The Home Health Quality team is a small task oriented team which consists of a quality educator, a quality data analyst, and quality reviewer. They work closely together with clinical managers to provide meaningful data on home health patient population and clinician best practices.

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides occupational therapy assistance to patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes with minimal guidance. Actively collaborates with the health care/educational team to meet patient care, outcomes and system improvement objectives.

Position Qualifications

Required:

· Associate’s Degree (or equivalent experience)

· <1 year relevant industry

· Licensed Occupation Therapy Assistant

StronglyPreferred:

  • CPR Certification

  • Home Health Experience

  • Electronic Medical Records Experience

  • Good Communication Skills

  • Advanced Certifications

  • Excellent Computer Skills

Position Shift:

40 hours per week-Full Time

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Applies appropriate, evidence-based interventions to ensure effective outcomes based on the treatment plan of the primary clinician.

  • Provides education and employs strategies to promote successful return to home, community, and school/vocational environments.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:

REHAB PTA/COTA PATIENT DOCUMENTATION (NOVICE): - Demonstrates sufficient proficiency in communicating functional impact of assessment findings, treatment interventions, treatment planning diagnosis, and disease process. Considers the communication needs/level of understanding of audience and may share appropriate information/literature.

TREATMENT IMPLEMENTATION (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Demonstrates proficiency in providing treatment consistent with physician prescription and established plan of care. Able to modify treatment plan as needed to demonstrate provision of skilled therapy services including progression of treatment throughout course of care, and revision of treatment interventions of goals not met. May supervise and direct certified athletic trainers (PT only), physical therapist / occupational therapist assistants, technicians and volunteers and students. Selects and follows correct protocol for care and utilize evidence based treatments.

REHABILITATION PATIENT EDUCATION (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Demonstrates proficiency in communicating functional impact of assessment findings, treatment interventions, diagnosis , and disease process. Able to assist the therapist in planning for the discharge needs of the patient. Will adapt communication to needs/level of understanding of audience and share appropriate information/literature. May participate in providing educational experiences and professional development activities.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Organizational Impact: Performs non-routine tasks that significantly impact team's performance with minimal guidance.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Conducts research and analysis to solve some non-routine problems.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Applies broad job knowledge and has basic job skills in other areas.

  • Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to less experienced team members.

CORE CAPABILITIES:

SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (S3):

    • Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.
    • Builds and Maintains Relationships : Seeks to understand colleagues' priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.
    • Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.

DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (S3):

    • Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.
    • Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner.
    • Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support.

ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (S3):

    • Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards .
    • Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.
    • Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.

MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (S3):

    • Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service.
    • Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources.
    • Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error.

FOSTERING INNOVATION (S3):

    • Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.
    • Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action.
    • Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

· US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/ ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee

· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

AmericanHospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US

*CA

Associate's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant industry

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Licensed Occupational Therapy Assistant Required

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Medium Work category requiring exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects.

Movement

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

Sensory

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Job Physical/Occupational Therapy

Organization: VHCS Clinical - Pediatrics 119110

Title: Occupational Therapy Asst-Home Care-Full Time

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Home Care Services

Requisition ID: 1809191

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