Bonner General Health

Occupational Therapist - Home Health - PRN - 138


Sandpoint, ID


Per Diem

Status: Occasional

An employee in an occasional status must be available to work as agreed upon for department coverage or unforeseen employee’s absences, scheduled vacations (time-off), or fluctuations in census which affects staffing. Their schedule is set forth by their Department Manager.


The Occupational Therapist therapeutically uses everyday life activities (occupations) with individuals or groups for the purpose of participation in roles and situations in home, school, workplace, community, and other settings. Occupational Therapy services are provided for the purpose of promoting health and wellness and to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction. Occupational Therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being and quality of life.


  • Evaluation of factors affecting a client's occupational performance areas of activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), rest and sleep, education, work, play, leisure, and social participation
  • Completes patient/client evaluations and develops a plan of care appropriate for that individual patient/client and includes the patient/client and family in the development of the patient/client goals
  • Interventions and procedures to promote or enhance safety and performance in activities of daily living (ADL), instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), education, work, play, leisure, and social participation, rest and sleep
  • Carries out Physician’s Plan of Treatment and reports change as necessary
  • Consults with physicians on patient’s plan of care and progress with the Occupational Therapy intervention
  • Demonstrates the ability to observe, record, and report needs, concerns and coordinates the needs of home care patients and maintains constructive relationships with them, and with all care providers
  • Completes documentation according to departmental policies and procedures, timely and accurately, to assure excellence in continuity of patient care, meet regulatory requirements and assure payment for services rendered
  • Demonstrates proficiency in completion of Oasis assessments according to Medicare guidelines and reviews agency Oasis assessments for accuracy as requested  
  • Provides supervisory visits for Occupational Therapist Assistants and Certified Nurses Aides caring for Home Health patients per Medicare guidelines
  • Demonstrates willingness to cross train in Hospice and other departments as requested
  • Provides and maintains a reliable mode of transportation for all scheduled shifts, and have the ability to drive safely in all types of inclement weather
  • Maintains productivity standards as defined by Home Health Manager and Clinical Supervisor
  • Fosters collaboration with support personnel to achieve optimal patient/client care to enhance the overall delivery of Occupational Therapy services
  • Maintains strict confidentiality regarding knowledge of all patient information (HIPAA), confidential staff and hospital business
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate and receive constructive feedback in a positive manner
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships with all staff members

EXPERIENCE: Home Health experience require

Education: Graduate of accredited program with BS, MA/MS in Occupational Therapy

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: License and registrationstate of Idaho; valid driver’s license; Current BLS (AHA) certification

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Personal vehicle for on-the-job transportation; Provide proof of liability insurance on personal vehicle; Must be able to successfully pass a driver’s license record background check (DLR); Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a fingerprint-based criminal history background check through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical Demands of position are listed in job description

SUPERVISED BY: Home Health / Hospice Manager, Home Health Clinical Supervisor

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