Fallon Health Occupational Therapist - Growing Elder Services in Leominster, Massachusetts

Overview

About Fallon Health

Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit fallonhealth.org.

About Summit ElderCare :

Fallon Health operates the largest Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in New England and the fifth largest in the country. Called Summit ElderCare, Fallon’s PACE helps provide older adults and their caregivers with a welcome alternative to nursing home care. Participants in Summit ElderCare have access to comprehensive medical services and social support at a Summit ElderCare site while they keep the independence of living in their own homes and communities.

Summary:

Responsible for the provision of occupational therapy services to Summitt ElderCare participants and oversees 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 Fallon Health and Summitt ElderCare policies and procedures.

Responsibilities

Primary job responsibilities:

  • Assures that all occupational therapy assessments are completed and documented in a timely manner.

  • Works in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team (IDT), participants and caregivers to meet participants’ occupational therapy needs.

  • Participates in daily IDT meetings and care planning meetings as scheduled.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Provides treatment to participants in their home setting as needed.

  • Recommends, creates or obtains individualized supplies such as splints, braces or other adaptive equipment.

  • Assists participants to improve decision making, abstract reasoning, memory, sequencing, coordination and perceptual skills as indicated in assessments.

  • Provide education to participants and caregivers to allow them to carry out therapeutic activities at home when indicated.

  • Collaborates with the Activities Coordinator to select programs and activities that are consistent with therapeutic goals.

  • Participates in rehabilitation services related data collection and quality surveillance as required.

  • Documents all direct care encounters in the participants’ record to facilitate submission of claims and diagnostic data to FCHP systems.

  • Attends regular staff meetings and other meetings as assigned.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

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.

Job ID 5265

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Category Physical Therapy