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Fallon Health Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Springfield- Growing Elder Service Plan - 24 hours WK in Springfield, Massachusetts

Overview

About us:

Fallon Health is a company that cares. We prioritize our members--always-making sure they get the care they need and deserve. Founded in 1977 in Worcester, Massachusetts, we deliver equitable, high-quality coordinated care and are continually rated among the nation’s top health plans for member experience, service, and clinical quality.

Fallon Health’s Summit ElderCare® is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly–PACE for short. PACE, an alternative to nursing home care, is a program that helps people 55 and older continue living safely at home. At Fallon Health, we believe our individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression and unique capabilities allow us to better serve our members. We embrace and encourage differences in age, race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and other characteristics that make people unique.

Today, guided by our mission of improving health and inspiring hope, we strive to be the leading provider of government-sponsored health insurance programs—including Medicare, Medicaid, and PACE— in the region.

Brief summary of purpose: 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.

Why should I consider a Occupational Therapy Assistant opportunity in a PACE program at Summit?

  • Great Pay!

  • Great Benefits - including very affordable Health Insurance!

  • 23 days of PTO - and - an additional 12 Holidays

  • Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

  • No Holidays!

  • Some wonderful relationships established with the member participants you care for!

  • Manage a caseload of participants in collaboration with your team which includes a provider and primary care nurse.

  • Assessments completed only semi-annually or for a significant change

  • And many, many more!

Responsibilities

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 or staf continuing education in-services.

  • Meets department standards for scheduling and productivity.

  • Productivity at 85% or higher based on department standards for measurement.

Qualifications

Education : Associate degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. 

License : Licensure in Massachusetts or licensure pending via examination or reciprocity. Valid Driver’s License and Clean Driving Record Required 

Certification : CPR

Experience : Minimum of 1 year experience with elderly population.

Competencies :

  • Demonstrates commitment to the Fallon Community Health Plan Mission, Values and Vision.

  • Specific competencies essential to this position:

  • CPR     

  • Fire/Safety/Evacuation     

  • Infection Control

  • SE/PACE

  • Documentation

  • Alzheimer’s Care

  • Physical Therapy Services

COVID-19 Vaccination:

With the end of the Global Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, Fallon Health no longer requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 except for employees who are in jobs that under state and federal laws, regulations and policies are required to be vaccinated and/or they are in Member/participant facing positions.

Fallon Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Location US-MA-Springfield

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (5/21/2024 3:06 PM)

Job ID 7592

# Positions 1

Category 2G-Other Medical Professionals

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