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Join a thriving medical network as an Occupational Therapist!
Essential Functions of the Job:
  • Develop and implement a program of occupational therapy for patients enrolled in PACE and accessing day services.
  • Perform assessments of patients to determine abilities.
  • Develop and implement an individualized plan of care to decrease or eliminate disability, increase or maintain the capability for independence, and develop a function to a maximum level.
  • Ensure that the individual plan of care is being followed by qualified support staff.
  • Guide patients and caregivers in the use of adaptive devices and therapeutic, creative, and self-care activities for improving function.
  • Perform assessments as indicated. Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and modify goals as necessary. Traveling required as indicated.
  • Conducts home, hospital, and other site visits, assessments and interventions as needed and indicated by IDT and/or Center Manager.
  • Record and sign treatments in the patient’s health record.Record, sign, and date quarterly progress notes.Review and initial all evaluations and the discharge summary.
  • Ensure services provided are in a therapeutic setting conducive to restoring dignity and selfesteem to all patients.
  • Ensure that required equipment and supplies for the occupational therapy program are available or ordered as needed.
  • Develop personnel policies which define the occupational therapy responsibilities and the duties assigned to the occupational therapy assistant.
  • Keeps abreast of all regulations and standards to ensure compliance with orders or directives issued by duly constituted government/regulatory agencies (PACE, CMS, DHCS, etc.)
  • Participate in training programs for staff and caregivers.
Job Requirements:
Education Required:
Graduate of an OT curriculum accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and the Accreditation of the American Medical Association and the American OT Association.
Certifications/Licenses Required:
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist in CA
  • Passing scores on national and state examinations.
  • CA valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Proof of current vehicle insurance (if applicable)
Experience Recommended:
Experience in working with the geriatric population is preferred
Equipment Used:
Networked personal computer with various applications. Adaptive equipment including wheelchairs, orthoses, eating aids, dressing aids splints and slings. Equipment and supplies for creative skills such as leatherwork, weaving, needlework, ceramics, woodworking,
Technical Knowledge and Skills Required to Perform the Job:
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for treatment and rehabilitation of functional impairments.Ingenuity and imagination in adapting activities to individual needs.Familiarity with the Older Americans Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Area Agencies on Aging.
  • Patience and strong interpersonal skills.Excellent oral, written, and computer skills. Bilingual English/Spanish.Ability to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships and to participate in a multicultural, multidisciplinary team
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