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Elara Caring Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant COTA Home Health PRN in Worcester, Massachusetts

At Elara Caring, we have a unique opportunity to play a huge role in the growth of an entire home care industry. Here, each employee has the chance to make a real difference by carrying out our mission every day. Join our elite team of healthcare professionals, providing the Right Care, at the Right Time, in the Right Place.

Job Description:

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

At Elara Caring, we care where you are and believe the best place for your care is where you live. We know there’s no place like home, and that’s why our teams continue to provide high-quality care to more than 60,000 patients each day in their preferred home setting. Wherever our patients call home and wherever they are on their health journey, we care. Each team member has a part to play in this mission. This means you have countless ways to make a difference as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant. Being a part of something this great, starts by carrying out our mission every day through your true calling: developing an amazing team of compassionate and dedicated healthcare providers.

To continue to be an industry pioneer delivering unparalleled care, we need a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant with commitment and compassion. Are you one of them? If so, apply today!

Why Join the Elara Caring mission?

  • Work autonomy and flexible schedules

  • 1:1 patient care

  • Supportive and collaborative environment

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Tuition reimbursement for full-time staff and continuing education opportunities for all employees

  • Comprehensive insurance plans for medical, dental, and vision benefits

  • 401(K) with employer match

  • Paid time off, paid holidays, family and pet bereavement

  • Pet insurance

As a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, you’ll contribute to our success in the following ways:

  • Ensures that all activities performed align with the vision of Elara Caring’s board of directors, executive team, and the leadership of the Home Health team.

  • Assists in implementing the rehabilitation needs by following a plan of care in accordance with the Occupational Therapists findings.

  • Makes routine visits and re-evaluates the patient’s therapy needs during each visit. Communicates significant findings, problems, changes in condition or environment to the appropriate supervisor, Occupational Therapist, the physician, and other team members involved with patient care.

  • Verifies the Plan of Care prior to each visit and provides care according to physician’s orders, assessment data, established standards and guidelines.

  • Counsels and instructs the patient and/or caregiver in meeting therapy and related needs, and in the therapy home exercise program providing requests for modification and clarification.

  • Promotes compliance with all fiscal intermediary and/or other third-party payers, through education, coaching, and other assistance.

  • Identifies and reports potential payment/coverage problems to the appropriate Supervisor.

  • Maintains current knowledge of, and ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations along with current Medicare, Medicaid, and third-party reimbursement regulations and changes.

  • Assures the continuity of quality patient care is delivered.

  • Maintains communication with clinical staff providing updates and changes in schedules, patient data or needs, physician orders, or special instructions.

  • Assures clinical notes are entered timely and indicates continuing communication and coordination of services with physician, other staff, and disciplines.

  • Implements all available actions to prevent avoidable hospitalizations and ER visits.

  • Promotes Elara Caring’s philosophy, mission statement and administrative policies to ensure quality of care.

  • Maintains patient and staff privacy and confidentiality pursuant to HIPAA Privacy Final Rule.

What is Required?

  • 1+ year of experience as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant in a clinical care setting

  • Current State Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) certification

  • Graduate of a certified occupational therapy curriculum established by the Occupational Therapy Association.

  • Ability and willingness to travel to patients within branch coverage area

  • Must have dependable vehicle, a valid driver’s license, and current auto insurance in accordance with the laws of the state

  • Meets all applicable agency policies and procedures related to health screening and required testing.

You will report to the Branch Director, Clinical Manager or Clinical Supervisor

This is not a comprehensive list of all job responsibilities ; a full job description will be provided.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Elara Caring provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), race, color, age (40 and older), national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law.

Elara Caring participates in E-Verify and we will provide the Federal Government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States. Employers like Elara Caring can only use E-Verify once you have accepted the job offer and completed the Form I-9.

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