The following job opportunity is available with PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly). If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and current resume to Beth Boyer at PACE at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions regarding the PACE program or employment opportunities with PACE, please contact Beth Boyer at 269-408-4311.
Conducts initial assessments and reassessments, upon referral from team, of participant's condition and functional status. Communicates participant changes to team members. Develops treatment program when indicated, sets goals and provides treatment. Records and signs treatments in participant's medical record, records, signs, and dates "Progress Notes". Coordinates 24 hour care delivery. Provides training to family members, friends, and PACE of Southwest Michigan staff members for those parts of the treatment plan that can be carried out by them. Provides supervision to program aides and other staff who are implementing an OT treatment program. Reviews assessments and discharges participants when appropriate. Assesses the need for adaptive and durable medical equipment. Coordinates with the Home Care Coordinator to purchase durable medical equipment. Participates in case conferences when necessary. Provides occupational therapy across full continuum as provided by PACE SWMI. Demonstrates active participation in QA processes. Completes home visits when appropriate. Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team. Attends staff meetings and takes part in participant care planning. Communicates any changes in participant condition to team members
Must be a Licensed Occupational Therapist in MI and a graduate of an OT curriculum accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and the Accreditation of the American Medical Association and the American OT Association. Two years experience as an OT, with minimum one year experience working with a frail elderly population. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently move up to 50 pounds and performs physical demands expected while providing occupational therapy for an elderly population. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to focus.