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Occupational Therapist, Full-Time Home Care, Queens

Queens, New York Rehabilitation
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Job ID R009619

Provides occupational therapy services to VNS Home Care patients through comprehensive assessment, development and implementation of a plan of care consistent with the Agency mission and the Rehabilitation policies and procedures. Works under general supervision.


$85,000.00 - $106,300.00 Annual

What We Provide

  • Referral bonus opportunities     
  • Generous paid time off (PTO), starting at 30 days of paid time off and 9 company holidays   
  • Health insurance plan for you and your loved ones, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability    
  • Employer-matched retirement saving funds   
  • Personal and financial wellness programs    
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for healthcare and dependent care   
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for qualifying degrees   
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement    
  • Internal mobility, generous tuition reimbursement, CEU credits, and advancement opportunities     

What You Will Do

  • Conducts comprehensive assessment of patient’s needs, developing treatment plan and outcomes; and implements the home occupational therapy care plan.
  • Maintains, documents and updates patient’s records through timely completion of all required documentation, ensuring compliance with department, Agency and Regulatory requirements and policies.
  • Monitors patient’s progress through assessment of care provided; revises treatment plan, outcomes and discharge plan as appropriate.
  • Travels to patient’s homes and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g., elevated buildings, walk-ups, care facilities, single/multiple family homes, presence of pets, etc.) using approved transportation options to deliver direct care to the patient.
  • Assists patients with therapeutic interventions and activities of daily living, which may require positioning, moving, transferring and lifting patients of varying body sizes and physical conditions, with and without assistance and as appropriate, instructing, demonstrating and verifying capabilities of family members and/or paraprofessionals. Ability to use and assist patient with use durable medical equipment as a component of the plan of care, including but not limited to wheelchairs, patient transfer lifts, ambulatory devices, slings, splints, orthoses, prostheses, and exercise/strengthening equipment.
  • Provides care in accordance with Agency policies, practices, procedures and standards, including professional practice standards of care, which may require standing, stooping, sitting, crouching, twisting, reaching, bending and stretching to deliver patient care.
  • Transports and utilizes required technology devices (tablet), infection control materials and supplies using VNS Health designated/supplied carrying case (backpack) weighing approximately 15 – 20 lbs to and from patient homes/care facilities, VNS Health offices and therapists’ home.
  • Counsels and acts as a resource expert to patient/caregivers/family by providing education and consultation for related patient care issues, including referrals within and outside of VNS Health as necessary.
  • Evaluates the need for equipment by assessing patient’s requirements, identifies needed devices such as durable medical equipment (DME), orders equipment and instructs patient/caregivers/family members in its safe use.
  • Manages assigned caseload, providing occupational therapy services to patients as per plan of care.
  • Assess cases for appropriateness of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) services. Makes recommendation if appropriate.
  • Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth through attendance/participation in conferences, training and continued education.
  • Participates in VNS Health meetings, including but not limited to, interdisciplinary team meetings, in-services and training programs, rehab services meetings and caseload reviews.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum of one-year occupational therapy experience or successful completion of probationary period as a VNS Health Rehab Intern

Licensure to practice as an Occupational Therapist in New York State

Valid driver's license required for all areas outside the borough of Manhattan

Pay Range per Visit:

If you are applying to the per diem per visit version of this job, the hiring range is as follows: $70- $75 per visit.

About Us

VNS Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit home and community-based health care organizations. Innovating in health care for more than 125 years, our commitment to health and well-being is what drives us—we help people live, age and heal where they feel most comfortable, in their own homes, connected to their family and community. On any given day, more than 10,000 VNS Health team members deliver compassionate care, unparalleled expertise and 24/7 solutions and resources to the more than 43,000 “neighbors” who look to us for care. Powered and informed by data analytics that are unmatched in the home and community-health industry, VNS Health offers a full range of health care services, solutions and health plans designed to simplify the health care experience and meet the diverse and complex needs of the communities and people we serve in New York and beyond.

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