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Occupational Therapist - Senior LIFE Altoona

Occupational Therapist - Senior LIFE Altoona

Job ID 
2017-4104
Company 
Senior LIFE Altoona
Location 
US-PA-Altoona
Posted Date 
12/5/2017
Category 
Rehab Therapy
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Education Level 
License
Experience Needed 
1-3 years
Salary Info 
Based on Experience

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Overview

Recruiter Seeks Resident Occupational Therapist to Work in an Innovative Environment

 

Full Time - Altoona

 

Senior LIFE is changing the way America sees eldercare, and we need passionate, hardworking, innovative, and versatile professionals to join our interdisciplinary care teams. The resident Occupational Therapist is a key piece of this approach and overall mission, working as part of members’ interdisciplinary teams to implement individualized therapeutic/exercise rehabilitation regiments, in both the center and in-home programs. The OT will be responsible for the occupational-based rehab processes and procedures, including member care, documentation/data collection, education, and supervisory needs and requires an accomplished therapist with strong clinical competency and topnotch analytical, managerial and problem solving skills.

 

Senior LIFE is committed to enhancing the ability of seniors to stay at home and live safely in the community as long as possible by coordinating comprehensive healthcare and supportive services for our members.

 

Senior LIFE is an innovative program that uses a team approach to provide with medical, social, nutritional and rehabilitation services. These services are provided at the Senior LIFE Center and are accompanied with in-home nursing care, personal care, and other homecare services as needed. Senior LIFE makes it possible for seniors to remain at home, enjoying the comfort and reassurance of familiar surroundings while receiving the care they need.

 

Senior LIFE is a Medicare Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) operating as a LIFE (Living Independence for the Elderly) program in the state of Pennsylvania.

 

 

Responsibilities

The OT responsibilities will center on members’ diverse needs and individualized Plans of Care, including:

 

  • Developing occupational treatment plans for all new and existing members, beginning with comprehensive assessments and evaluations and in-depth reviews of overarching Plans of Care
  • Documenting all visits, care activities and changes to member status, to ensure cohesiveness across various departments and interdisciplinary personnel
  • Carrying out periodic assessments to best enhance and expand care plans
  • Evaluating members’ home environments to minimize hazards, and provide additional in-home support, as needed  
  • Educating LIFE Center staff and member families to ensure OT treatment plans are executed when members are in and out of the center
  • Collaborating with interdisciplinary teams and keep all participants informed as to pertinent OT changes as they relate to members’ medical, social or emotional care
  • Working in tandem with the dietary staff to develop adaptive feeding techniques and best practices for members, as needed

 

This position requires an OT with a strong background as well as a desire to provide meaningful service to a diverse elderly population. The OT will be a central figure  in expanding and enhancing Senior LIFE’s mission and; therefore, candidates should be versatile, creative critical thinkers, who can thrive in a team-first environment. Topnotch communication and managerial skills are also vital to ensuring long-term success in this position.

Qualifications

Candidates must be licensed occupational therapists in Pennsylvania, and be committed to participating in the necessary classes/workshops to retain his/her license. All applicants should have at least one year of experience as an OT, specifically working with an elderly population, and demonstrate clinical competency as such. Additionally, candidates with additional management work in rehabilitation or a related medical/social field will be prioritized.

 

 

 

 

 

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