Occupational Therapist- Part Time-20hrs/wk

  • Institute on Aging
  • San Jose, CA, USA
  • Jun 06, 2018
Part time Health Care / Medical Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Institute on Aging (“IOA”) is a San Francisco based non-profit agency dedicated to preserving the dignity, independence and well-being of aging adults and people living with disabilities.  We believe the future should be something to look forward to, at every age. We embrace the Bay Area’s vibrant and varied culture and celebrate the diversity of its inhabitants.  We have a commitment to representing, honoring and enhancing the journeys of aging adults, including those from many different cultures.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: 

Evaluates and secures the equipment necessary for CLC clients to live safely in the community.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assesses and evaluates the participant’s functional capabilities and home environment, securing the necessary equipment to maximize client safety and ability to remain living in the community after transitioning from a nursing home or acute care setting.
  • Provides client instruction on proper use of equipment.
  • Works in collaboration with the CLC Care Managers and Sr. Program Coordinator to ensure all necessary equipment is obtained in a timely manner.
  • Completes home, nursing home and hospital visits as appropriate.
  • Secures all outside funding sources for equipment prior to authorizing CLC purchase.
  • Functions as part of an interdisciplinary team. Attends and actively participates in team meetings.
  • Teaches and counsels the participant, family members and staff regarding rehab and safety issues.
  • Completes all relevant documentation, including visit notes within 24 hours of visit. All contact with clients, community and vendors must be documented.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with all community vendors to ensure that CLC clients receive the best service possible. Works with vendors to resolve any problems and conflicts.
  • Enters daily and monthly notes in electronic record system for every client on caseload.
  • Enters purchase of service in electronic record system for items to be purchases and/or reallocated.
  • Participates in organizations and activities which promote professional growth and development.
  • All other reasonably related duties as assigned.

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Graduate of accredited Occupational Therapy program.
  • Current certificate of registration with the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board & current California OT License
  • Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Good working knowledge of computers.
  • Interest and willingness to work in a multilingual, multicultural environment.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One year of experience working as an Occupational Therapist in a home health agency or other community settings where home evaluations were part of the job duties.
  • Ability to travel within Santa Clara County
  • Ability to comprehend complex written materials and verbal instructions
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to reach, bend and walk

Institute on Aging reserves the right to revise job descriptions or work hours as required.

IOA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran

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