Allied Health Sciences
Summit ElderCare Occupational Therapist
Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP) is a nationally recognized health care services organization with corporate headquarters in Worcester, Mass. From traditional health insurance products available throughout Massachusetts for all populations, to innovative health care programs and services for seniors, FCHP supports the diverse and changing needs of all those it serves. Summit ElderCare is a medical, insurance, and social support program that helps older adults remain living in the community as an alternative to moving to a nursing home. They get personalized care and attention and comprehensive benefits. Summit ElderCare is looking for an Occupational Therapist to be responsible for the provision of occupational therapy services to SE participants and oversee the services provided by the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Performs assessments of participants' physical and cognitive abilities and provides treatment as indicated. Participates in care planning and interdisciplinary team meetings. Provides all services in accordance with applicable regulations as well as FCHP and SE policies and procedures. Responsibilities: o Assures that all occupational therapy assessments are completed and documented in a timely manner. o Works in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team (IDT), participants and caregivers to meet participants' occupational therapy needs. o Participates in daily IDT meetings and care planning meetings as scheduled. o Assures that problems, goals and interventions related to occupational therapy are documented in the participant's record, communicated in a timely manner and evaluated at appropriate intervals. o Completes home safety evaluations as assigned in a timely manner; recommends changes in participants' living environments consistent with their needs and capabilities, including any need for in-home equipment; collaborates with IDT members to assure needs are met. o Provides treatment to participants in their home setting as needed. o Recommends, creates or obtains individualized supplies such as splints, braces or other adaptive equipment. o Assists participants to improve decision making, abstract reasoning, memory, sequencing, coordination and perceptual skills as indicated in assessments. o Provide education to participants and caregivers to allow them to carry out therapeutic activities at home when indicated. o Collaborates with the Activities Coordinator to select programs and activities that are consistent with therapeutic goals. o Participates in rehabilitation services related data collection and quality surveillance as required. o Documents all direct care encounters in the participants' record to facilitate submission of claims and diagnostic data to FCHP systems. o Attends regular staff meetings and other meetings as assigned. o Performs all other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Education: Graduate of an accredited rehabilitation program in occupational therapy. License: Licensed as an occupational therapist in Massachusetts Certification: CPR certification or willingness to obtain certification within 60 days of hire. Experience: At least one year experience working with a frail or elderly population in a health care setting.2-3 years' experience in home or outpatient settings preferred
Apply online @ https://jobs-fchp.icims.com/jobs/2861/summit-eldercare-occupational-therapist-springfield/job
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Fallon Community Health Plan
10 Chestnut Street