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Overview\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\rHealthPRO Heritage has occupational therapy opportunities at LiveWell Connecticut (formerly Alzheimer’s Resource Center) in Plantsville, CT.  Since 1990, LiveWell has been a pioneering leader in the field of aging services; advancing care, support, and issues of importance to individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and those who care about and for them.  New growth opportunities are opening full and part time as well as PRN positions across LiveWell’s continuum of residential and community based services including long term care, assisted living, and community based outpatient services.At HealthPro Heritage we hire people who share our vision, who work diligently and provide the kind of care that will help change patient's lives for the better. As an Associate, your dedication and commitment deserve respect and recognition. If you're looking for a career and straightforward and realistic 'care' expectations, maybe it's time to look at our company.Seasoned Occupational Therapist with leadership qualities, experience in LTC, and a desire to be integral member of team pioneering best practices in dementia care.Desire to work in a culture that fosters the well-being of people living with dementiaCommitment to continuous learning, personal development, self-reflection and relationship buildingProven expertise in the area of cognition; psychosocial performance, palliative approaches and dementia care practices across the continuumDemonstrated ability to form lasting relationships within a team, neighborhood, and with familiesExperience with successful implementation of clinical programming particularly dementia best practicesStrong documentation competency and understanding of regulatory processes including ICD 10Strong communication skills- able to interface with family and the community at largeCompetency with speaking the language of dementia care to ancillary professionals and families; focused on advocacy and educationResults orientedFocus on program development and implementation\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\rResponsibilities\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r1.  Review available resident information and evaluate the impact of this information on the assessment and treatment process.2.  Conduct and document a thorough functional assessment of the resident, utilizing standardized procedures. Assessment of home/vocational and equipment needs.3.  Develop and implement an individualized treatment plan based on resident needs and containing achievable functional goals.4.  Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines and consistently maintain timely and accurate departmental records.5.  Enter a progress note in the resident record following each treatment session.6.  Revise treatment plans, as needed, throughout the treatment process.7.  Document the course of treatment in a clear, concise discharge summary utilizing a prescribed format.8.  Instruct Assistants in treatment procedures to be utilized and provide close supervision while such staff members are working with residents.9.  Orient residents to program services and treatment procedures appropriate to their needs. Inform residents of any potential risk during any procedure.10. Work with nursing staff, resident and families to maximize resident's use of functional abilities.11. Establish and instruct resident and family/other caregiver in exercises and therapeutic procedures to be continued following discharge.12. Assist in the referral process when a resident requires additional services following discharge. Maintain current knowledge of community resources.13. Attend and participate or provide information for rehabilitation team conferences regarding resident progress, problem or needs.14. Attend and participate in other department/facility meetings, as required.15. Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical currency.16. Participate in the quality improvement process by responding appropriately to results of medical record audits, resident/referral source satisfaction surveys, safety activities and regulatory requirements.17. Act in compliance with Heritage Healthcare’s regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.18. Provide input to the Rehabilitation Manager on clinical performance of assistants as requested and appropriate.19. Promote the programs and services of Heritage Healthcare through formal and informal interactions with the community.20. Adhere to company and facility policies and procedures and participate in facility quality improvement and safety programs.21. Perform other duties as assigned and required to provide quality care to residents.22. Understands reimbursement by various payers and allocates therapy resources efficiently in accordance with resident goals and outcomes related to discharge destination.23. Demonstrate a knowledge of OBRA regulations, HIPAA, Local Coverage Determination Policy and third party reimbursement guidelines.24. Support the company’s commitment to Compassionate Care; project a professional image to foster confidence in the Rehab Program.25. Perform duties in an independent manner and recognizes situations where direct supervision is needed; willingly helping26. Maintain the expected productivity level that has been discussed and is expected for your position at your particular facility/facilities\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r

Job Requirements
\r\r\r\r\r\r\r1.  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\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\rRecruiter : Email Address\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\

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We support our talented, motivated, & fun-loving therapists'​ desire to achieve their higher calling each and every day. What is your higher calling and how does your company help you achieve it? HealthPRO® is distinguished by flexible solutions that span the continuum of care from acute hospitals through settings such as SNF/LTC/Subacute, CCRC, assisted and independent living, outpatient, schools and home care. We also understand the importance of staffing and ensure timely access to qualified therapists. Our experienced recruitment team knows how to attract, hire, and successfully place quality therapy professionals that provide optimal care. And, our employee retention rates are among the best in the business, positively attributing to our consistency of care. We are proud to be a 2014 NorthCoast 99 Award winner. Our Midwest division has won this prestigious award, which recognizes the top employers in Northeast Ohio, three times (2008, 2010, 2014). We are also proud to be an eight-time winner of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For (2005-2012). Our Central division was also named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois for five years in a row (2006-2010) and Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in 2010.

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