St. Mary's Good Samaritan Occupational Therapist - Home Health in Mount Vernon, Illinois


Role Purpose:

Under general supervision, evaluates, plans and implements the treatment of home care patients through the use of various facilitative/inhibitive modalities such as exercise, ADL, orthotics and adaptive/assistive devices designed to increase range of motion, enhance fine and gross motor skills, and improve perceptual and cognitive skills.


  • Conducts initial evaluations on referred patients and prescribes treatment plans in accordance with department standards.

  • Schedules patients for treatment in accordance with physician referral, patient assessment and treatment plan.

  • Conducts treatment sessions individually or in a group.

  • Performs patient assessments including: biophysical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and age appropriate needs of the patients, including the assessment for signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect in order to develop, evaluate, and modify patient’s plan of care. In conjunction with other disciplines, develops a realistic comprehensive patient/family educational plan, using appropriate resources and methods of instruction and provides patient/family health teaching.

  • Maintains records of all treatments procedures, including initial evaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries, and daily documentation.

  • Evaluates patient progress and makes necessary revisions to treatment plan in order to meet the patient’s needs and treatment team goals.

  • Consults with physicians, family members, and other rehabilitation personnel to assist in coordinating the patient’s total rehabilitation.

  • Provides education and training to patients and family members in order to maximize patient’s independence at home and in the community.

  • Assists in the training and supervision of clinical students, and supports treatment plans being carried out by other disciplines as part of the treatment team goals.

  • Performs related duties to include participating in: special committee work as assigned, quality assessment, and improvement monitoring.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy required

  • Current Illinois OT license required

  • Valid IL driver’s license required

  • Requires effective oral and written communication skills to communicate with customers.

  • Requires good decision making and problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience preferred

*SSM Health at Home – *

SSM Health at Home offers highly skilled and experienced caregivers to help patients through difficult times. Services include extended at-home care, help managing pain or special support during terminal illnesses. SSM Health at Home is located in Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Organization: SSM Health at Home

Primary Location: Illinois-Mount Vernon-SSM Health at Home - Mount Vernon 2 Good Samaritan Way

Job: Therapies & Rehabilitation

Shift: Day Job

Req ID: 17006987