Fallon Health Occupational Therapist-Registered- Growing Elder Service Plan NO NIGHTS NO WEEKENDS competitive Salary in Worcester, Massachusetts
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:
Responsible for the provision of occupational therapy services to Summit 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 Fall Health and Summit ElderCare policies and procedures.
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.
Graduate of an accredited rehabilitation program in occupational therapy. * *
Licensed as an occupational therapist in Massachusetts
Valid Driver’s License and Clean Driving Record Required
CPR certification or willingness to obtain certification within 60 days of hire.
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.
"Must Haves" :
Awareness of Interdisciplinary team process
Awareness of care planning process
Ability to work with an electronic medical/participant record
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Fallon Health Vaccination Requirements:
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, members and communities we serve, Fallon Health now requires all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status. As of 2/1/2022 all roles not designated as “Remote” require full COVID-19 vaccination and Fallon Health will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
Posted Date 2 weeks ago (9/14/2023 12:51 PM)
Job ID 7417
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