Therapy Specialists: A New Life HealthPRO-Heritage Company is seeking a Per Diem Occupational Therapist with adult experience in Home Health, Skilled Nursing, ADHC, PACE and/or Senior Living settings to provide in-person services on an as needed basis Monday through Friday between hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM for a wonderful PACE [Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly] Center in Modesto, CA!
Working under the supervision of the PACE Center and Rehab Director, the PACE OT is independent in the application of occupational therapy knowledge and skills. Primary duties include assessment and care planning, care coordination with the PACE Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), home safety assessments, and oversight of a comprehensive therapy program for PACE participants in partnership with the PACE Physical Therapist.
1. Bachelor/Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.
2. Current license/certification in the state of practice.
3. Prefer supervision, training and/or experience in a setting serving the same age/type of resident population served by this facility.
4. Certification, if applicable, and demonstrated competency in identified areas of specialization.
5. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
6. Demonstrated ability to assess resident needs and develop and implement a comprehensive plan of care.
7. Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements.
8. Ability to complete the following activities safely, and at times, for prolonged periods:
• Standing: Maintaining an upright position on the feet, especially for prolonged periods of time
• Pushing: Applying pressure and exerting force against an object for the purpose of moving it forward or away from the source of the force – push or pull force up to 35 lbs.
• Lifting: Raising an object from a lower to a higher position, or moving an object laterally, from position to position-Required to lift up to 50 lbs of force independently. May be required to lift over 50 lbs with assistance of another person or a mechanical lift
• Stooping: Bending the body forward and down from the waist, hips and knees, sometimes for a prolonged length of time.
• Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction away from the body
• Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or moving surfaces