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Occupational Therapist, Homecare

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024
Job Title
Covenant Home Care
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Occupational Therapist, Homecare

Full time, 72 Hours per pay period, Day shift

Covenant HomeCare is East Tennessee’s largest non-profit homecare and hospice provider. Since 1978, we have provided quality home healthcare to allow patients to live with comfort, dignity, and independence. We care for more than 6,300 patients in our HomeCare and Hospice program every year. Covenant HomeCare is a proud member of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, the Occupational Therapist plans, evaluates and implements programs for occupational therapy patients. Modifies treatment plans in accordance with patient progress. The Occupational Therapist reports to the assigned Clinical Supervisor.

Recruiter: Bradley Sparks || bsparks2@covhlth.com || 865-374-5382


  • Provides patient care including, but not necessarily limited to, the following specific areas of care:
    • Initial and ongoing evaluation to determine level of function, including OASIS assessments at appropriate time points;
    • Problem identification and Plan of Care development;
    • Goal setting;
    • Care planning in consultation with physician to achieve goals;
    • Treatment provision;
    • Interim evaluation;
    • Revision of care plan as indicated;
    • Refers to other disciplines and coordinates services in consultation with care-team members;
    • Reports changes in patient condition;
    • Evaluation and provision of equipment required to increase the client's function and independence; and,
    • Evaluates the effectiveness and outcomes of care and plans discharge
  • Responsible for documentation including, but not necessarily limited to, the following specific requirements:
    • Timely recording of all evaluation data, treatments, and client's response to therapy interventions;
    • Recording outcome of conferences, and,
    • Recording quality assurance data.
  • Responsible for education and consultation with clients and families, and agency staff and personnel.
  • Supervises occupational therapy assistants and home health aides as appropriate.
  • Conducts training for medical or nursing personnel, as well as the general public in occupational therapy techniques and objective.
  • Assists with on-the-job training and orientation of support staff on occupational therapy related topics.
  • Responsible for educational development of assisted OT students.
  • In those instances where the occupational therapist may be assigned to a hospice patient, the following areas of responsibility may additionally be required:
    • Goal setting related to needs of hospice patient;
    • Treatment planning in consultation with the physician and interdisciplinary team to achieve goals;
    • Consultation with IDG team members;
    • Recommendation of equipment required to help the caregiver maintain care of the patient in the home;
    • Recording patient care conferences and their outcomes;
    • Pain management, planning and evaluation; and,
    • Provision of specialized hospice training.
  • Local travel required.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education :

Graduation from an accredited program of occupational therapy.

Minimum Experience:

Two (2) years’ experience in home health or an acute hospital setting. Knowledge of Medicare and documentation requirements desirable.

Licensure Requirement:

Licensed to practice occupational therapy in the State of TN. Employee must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license Class D and state mandated minimum insurance coverage. Driving record must meet Covenant Health minimum standards at the date of hire and throughout employment tenure. Current CPR required.


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