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Occupational Therapist, PACE Program in Delray Beach, FL at MorseLife Health System

Date Posted: 11/21/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Passion. Purpose. PACE.

 

Express your inner greatness at MorseLife. Be part of our PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Program with sites in West Palm Beach and Delray Beach.  PACE is a managed care plan for seniors age 55 and older who are nursing home-eligible, but prefer to remain at home with healthcare and related services. 

 

As part of our PACE team, you will help seniors age in place, in their own homes, by providing community-based health and wellness services. Join us now to improve life for patients and families who depend on us to be great at what we do. 

 

PACE Occupational Therapist

In this role, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and coordination of PACE services that are delivered to participants. This includes participation with the Interdisciplinary Group and oversight of the programs operations and systems. 

 

How to make an impact:

  • Provides occupational therapy evaluation, treatment, and interventions to program participants.

  • Conducts initial assessments and reassessments, upon referral from team, of participant’s condition and functional status.

  • Provides training, guidance, and supervision to program staff and participants/family members regarding therapy.

  • Responsible for providing and recommending therapeutic exercises.

  • Participates actively in the interdisciplinary group by providing clinical expertise in team planning, problem solving, and processes.

  • Fulfills all administrative requirements, including but not limited to collaboration with Physical Therapist, attendance at team and staff meetings, and recording and tracking of occupational therapy durable medical equipment.

  • Develop treatment program when indicated, sets goals and provides treatment.

  • Record and sign treatments in participant’s medical record, record, sign, and date “Progress Notes”.

Job Requirements

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Be a graduate of an occupational therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the Committee on Allied Health Education & Accreditation of the American Medical Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association or other equivalent

  • Be eligible for the National Registration Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association

  • Successful completion of certification exam and initial registration through National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

  • Licensed in the state of Florida

  • 1-3 years of experience. Must have at least one year experience working with the frail and elderly.

  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.

  • Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.

  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.

  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting participants and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • At least one year of experience working with frail elderly.

     

    Our PACE model of care is centered on the belief that the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs, and their families, are better served in their own communities whenever possible. So bring your high energy, positive, collaborative attitude to deliver our model and provide high quality care and satisfaction to our participants.

     

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