The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of St. Luke's primary goal is to provide home health services that allow patients to remain in the community. Recovery is often enhanced by being in familiar surroundings. When patients are referred by physicians or discharged from the hospital or another health care facility, the VNA staff provides care in the patients homes.
This position functions as a member of the professional staff, providing coordinated occupational therapy to patients of all age groups under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist. Specific functions include:
* Administers the occupational therapy treatment plan as developed by the OTR.
* Facilitates the patient's ROM, strength coordination, use of adaptive equipment and environmental modifications, functional mobility and safety issues as related to patients ADL performance needs under the supervision of the OTR.
* Communicates with the Therapy Supervisor or Clinical Coordinator and appropriate staff in order to plan total patient and family care. Confers with P.T., nursing staff, S.T., MSW and HHA's in planning rehabilitation for the patient.
* Observes, records and reports patient's response to treatment and any changes in patient's condition to physician and/or clinical supervisor.
Important: The functional capacity to perform heavy work includes the functional capacity to perform medium, light and sedentary work.
If interested, please visit the St. Luke's On-Line Career Center at www.mystlukesonline.org and apply for requisition 8808.