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Occupational Therapist - Home Health

Company: St. Tammany Parish Hospital
Location: Covington
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

At St. Tammany Health System, delivering world-class healthcare close to home is our goal. That means we are committed to attracting and retaining the very best professionals for every position in our health system.

We believe the pristine beauty of St. Tammany Parish adds to our attractive compensation package. The health system is nestled in the heart of Covington on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. It is a peaceful, scenic, community-oriented area with an abundance of amenities to suit every taste.


Summary of the Job:

Provides occupational therapy to Home Health/Hospice patients in accordance with currently approved methods and standards of practice of the occupational therapy profession.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution by the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association.

  • Have licensure by examination or reciprocity by the LA state board of Medical Examiners to practice Occupational Therapy in the state of Louisiana.

  • Acute Medical/Surgical Inpatient, Inpatient Rehabilitation, and/or Outpatient Rehabilitation experience required.

  • Must have 2 years of clinical experience.

  • Have knowledge of all rehabilitative techniques and procedures, including knowledge of occupational therapy equipment, operation and maintenance.

  • Current BLS certifications through any International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) provided courses such as but not limited to: Ochsner Health System, American Heart Association, and American Red Cross. The ILCOR course must include a manikin check off.

This position requires driving a hospital-owned vehicle and/or a personally owned vehicle to perform the essential job duties. In order to be considered, the candidate:

  • Must have a valid and current state issued driver's license

  • Must maintain and provide proof of automobile insurance (at his/her own expense) in amounts which meet at least the minimum liability coverage limits required by the state of their residence.

  • Clearance of driving record check; Driving records shall not contain any of the following: a suspended or revoked driver's license, 3 or more moving violations in the past 36 months, 2 or more accidents in the past 36 months, 1 or more instances of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) within the past 24 months, at fault in a fatal accident within the past 5 years, leaving the scene of an accident within the past 36 months, and/or reckless driving within the past 12 months.

Mileage is reimbursed.

Physical Demands:

Must possess good physical health. Some requirements include but are not limited to standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Lifting at least 50 pounds is required. Must be able to work with a moderate level of noise.

Physical Effort required:

Constant (67% - 100%) - handling/feeling, talking, hearing, seeing

Frequently (34%-66%)- lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, stooping, crouching, reaching

Occasionally (1%-33%)- climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.), balancing, crawling


Each St. Tammany Health System staff member is expected to conduct himself or herself according to our mission, vision and values. Please take time to review those expectations, which can be found by clicking here, before applying for employment. If you feel you are unable to demonstrate those characteristics, we respectfully request that you do not proceed with the application process.


St. Tammany Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Tammany Health System is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability status, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Keywords: St. Tammany Parish Hospital, New Orleans , Occupational Therapist - Home Health, Other , Covington, Louisiana

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