Fallon Health Occupational Therapy Assistant in Lowell, Massachusetts
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: Under general supervision of the Rehab Manager and Lead Therapist provides and documents the full range of Occupational Therapy assistant treatments and tests to all categories of patients, supervises supportive personnel and participates in educational services. Acts as a clinical instructor and is responsible for teaching inter-department continuing education/in-services.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of Occupational Therapist performs processes involved in the delivery of age-appropriate patient care. Provides care appropriate to the patient population served. Completes all required competency assessments.
Identifies reports and documents the need for modification of treatment techniques. Determines reports and documents possible cause(s) of change in patient’s physical/mental status, tolerance to treatment, unanticipated rate of progress. Determines appropriate modifications.
Identifies, reports and documents acute changes in patient physiological status. Communicates acute changes in patient status to Occupational Therapist. Modifies treatment as appropriate within plan of care.
Implements appropriate treatment techniques as specified in therapist plan of care. Implements all treatment procedures as necessary for specific patient population under direction of Occupational Therapist.
Able to utilize all appropriate equipment per department protocols and standards.
Communicates effectively with patients and caregivers. Provides and documents specific training related to patient’s dysfunction. Provides patients educational materials appropriate to patient and family needs.
Provides clinical instructions to affiliating occupational therapy assistant students. Accepts assigned students for designated clinical affiliation experiences. Actively cooperates with other personnel to achieve clinical education program objectives.
Provides clinical education/instruction of staff. Actively participates in department’s clinical education program serving as an instructor for staff continuing education in-services.
Meets department standards for scheduling and productivity.
Productivity at 85% or higher based on department standards for measurement.
Education, Licenses, certification and experience requirements:
Education: Associates degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
License: Licensure in Massachusetts or licensure pending via examination or reciprocity. * *
Experience: Minimum of 1 year experience with elderly population.
Job ID 5629
# Positions 1
Category Physical Therapy