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Occupational Therapist

Company: Senior CommUnity Care
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Relocation Assistance Available! Looking for an Occupational Therapist to work in the homes of our senior participants and in our Day Center in the Eckert, CO area. Relocation packages available up to $2000. Competitive pay - $73,236 - $93,371 depending upon experience Do you have a passion for geriatrics? This is a unique opportunity to improve the quality of life for seniors while working as part of a team who's goal is keep our participants in their own homes. Occupational Therapists are instrumental in determining the healthcare needs of the geriatric population and providing therapies that help seniors perform activities of daily living (ADLs). In this role you will provide ongoing therapy in a timely manner per physician's orders. Core Responsibilities:

  • Communicate resident progress within the facility.
  • The Occupational Therapist evaluates and treats patients,
  • communicates with families, physicians and other health team members
  • and maintains appropriate documentation of services
  • Participates in on-going facility meetings and conducts in-service and training for facility staff on ongoing basis in restorative and maintenance techniques. Work where you feel at home. The warm and caring atmosphere of our communities is created by nurses, environmental specialists, certified nursing assistants and other team members who love to help older adults feel healthy and at home. At Volunteers of America, we're also dedicated to creating thoughtful, caring and flexible work environments for our team members. When you begin a career with us, expect the support you need to succeed in your role, respect for your individuality and beliefs, and opportunities for personal and professional development. When you join our team of exceptional professionals, we'll trust you to do your best each day, and to show compassion and caring for our residents and your fellow team members. In return, you'll be rewarded with a generous array of industry-leading benefits and workplace considerations. Work where you feel safe. During the National Public Health Emergency caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, do you want to work in one of the safest environments possible? A place where the people you serve average 85% fully vaccinated? A place where your co-workers will also be fully vaccinated? Recently, the Healthcare division of Volunteers of America National Services decided to require vaccination for all employees, volunteers and contractors. While this decision was difficult, we understand that we care for individuals who are most susceptible to advanced COVID illness and death. We are committed to providing the safest environment possible for those we serve. This commitment extends to another very important group of individuals, our employees. Join us today in providing care and services to older adults in an organization that cares deeply about the health and well-being of others; those we care for, our employees, our community and our Nation. At VOA we understand that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are happy to offer them the following benefits:
    • Competitive pay - $73,236 - $93,371 depending upon experience
    • Stable organization; we've been a nonprofit for over 120 years
    • PTO for full-time staff
    • Positive work environment
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Paid training/Continuing education
    • A variety in your daily duties
    • Supportive managers
    • Fast paced, low stress working environment
    • Benefits:
      • Retirement
      • Flexible Spending Account
      • Loan Program
      • ID Theft
      • Insurances offered:
        • medical
        • dental
        • vision
        • legal
        • life
        • accident
        • critical illness
        • short-term disabilities Objective: Provides clinical occupational therapy evaluation and treatment for program participants, on acute, restorative or maintenance levels as needed in our Day Center. Integrates the occupational therapy treatment plan into Interdisciplinary Team plan of care. Assists in the ordering, inventory, distribution and maintenance of durable medical equipment for participants. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1. Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact. 2. Must have a valid driver's license and have means of transportation. 3. Must clear background check. 4. Education: Graduate of an occupational therapy curriculum. Be legally authorized, currently licensed, registered or certified if applicable to practice in the state. 5. Experience: A minimum of one year's experience working with a frail or elderly population required.

          6. Skills and Knowledge:
          --- Working knowledge of the scopes or practices of occupational therapy and speech/language pathology related to geriatrics.
          --- Knowledge of safety requirements.
          --- Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, co- workers, medical staff, and the public.
          --- Skilled in identifying and recommending problem resolution.
          --- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
          --- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
          --- Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in- servicing and documentation.
          --- Only acts within the scope of his or her authority to practice. Must meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by Senior Community Care and approved by CMS before working independently. EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

Keywords: Senior CommUnity Care, Fort Collins , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Fort Collins, Colorado

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