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POST DATE 8/19/2016
END DATE 10/27/2016

Fallon Health Springfield, MA

Springfield, MA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)



Primary job responsibilities:

* 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.


Education: Graduate of an accredited rehabilitation program in occupational therapy.

License: Licensed as an occupational therapist in Massachusetts

Certification: CPR certification or willingness to obtain certification within 60 days of hire.

Experience: 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.

Fallon Health is an equal opportunity employer. It is very important for us to maintain a consistant hiring process for every candidate. In addition, we are also a government contractor with requirements to report on our Affirmative Action planning. To that end, we require everyone to apply online.

If you do not have access to a computer or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at 1-508-368-9893 (TRS 711).