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Occupational Therapist – Dorchester, MA

Published July 31st, 2023

Occupational Therapist
Dorchester, MA

  • Perm
  • Comp: $95K-$130K Depending on experience
  • Hours: M-F 40/hrs; 8-4 OR 9-5, flexible on in/out times

Primary Function:

  • Provide occupational therapy intervention to PACE participants through assessment of need, development, and implementation of a treatment plan with the goal of maximizing functional skills.
  • Supervise and coordinate home care services for PACE participants.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide initial evaluation and ongoing reassessment for each Upham’s PACE participant with goal to keep participants as independent and high functioning in the community as possible.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of care plans.
  • Educate and supervise participants, caregivers, and staff to ensure completion of treatment plan in accordance with rehabilitation principles.
  • Provide home evaluations and screens to maximize ADL and a safe environment on a semi-annual basis.
  • Collaborate with RN from Home Health Aide Department who provides the introductions and direct supervision of Home Health Aides.
  • Collaborate with PCW Supervisor- assist with introductions and supervision of Personal Care Workers as appropriate.
  • Participant in discharge planning from hospital and nursing home.
  • Assist with clinical competency training for Health Aides, as needed.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation in the EMR.
  • Participate in clinical team meetings.
  • Recommend and order durable medical equipment and adaptive devices as needed for both PACE participants and PACE center.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities and other program development projects.
  • Perform other duties as requested by Manager

Qualifications:
 

  • Valid Massachusetts occupational therapy license
  • CPR certification required
  • Car required   
  • 2-3 years experience working with frail elderly or chronically ill persons preferred
  • Able to work in an interdisciplinary team approach environment
  • Comfort working with a multicultural population
  • Strong interest in working with a frail geriatric population
  • Flexibility, creativity, communication and organizational skills
  • Bilingual skills a plus
  • Able to perform core tasks with the assistance of reasonable accommodations as determined on a case by case basis:
  • Lift 50+lbs; lift and carry 25+lbs; push/pull 50-100 lbs
  • Able to stand, walk, bend, kneel and squat intermittently 50-75% of the time
  • Able to write in medical record

Submittal Requirements:

  • Write up/resume

 

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