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Company: Elara Caring
Location: Springfield, IL
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


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:

Sign on Bonus up to $5000!

Occupational Therapist

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 an Occupational Therapist.  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 an Occupational Therapist with commitment and compassion. Are you one of them? If so, apply today!

Why Join the Elara Caring mission?

  • You'll work in a collaborative environment
  • You'll be rewarded with a unique opportunity to make a difference
  • Outstanding compensation package
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits after 30 days of employment
  • 401K match and paid time off for full-time staff
  • COVID-19 Prepared with Personal Protective Equipment and precautions

As an Occupational Therapist, 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.
  • Evaluates the occupational therapy patient to determine the rehabilitation needs, potential for achievement, and develops a plan of care in accordance with the findings.
  • Participates in the implementation and development of the Plan of Care to ensure quality and continuity of care and proper discharge planning. Makes the initial therapy evaluation visit and re-evaluates the patients therapy needs during each visit. Makes follow-up assessments according to OASIS and PPS regulatory guidelines.
  • Communicates significant findings, problems, changes in condition or environment to the appropriate supervisor, the physician, and other team members involved with patient care.
  • Initiates plan for patient safety, using the patient, family, and community resources.
  • Verifies the Plan of Care prior to each visit and provides care according to physician's orders, assessment data, and established standards and guidelines.
  • Writes physician orders to cover additional visits and changes to the Plan of Care, per agency policy.
  • Incorporates patient care goals established in the Plan of Care, into therapy care, as evidenced by documentation in therapy notes.
  • Performs occupational therapy services in accordance with accepted standards of practice and certified by the patient's physician.
  • Instructs and provides patients and/or their families with “activities of daily living” utilizing adaptive equipment as well as sensory integration and fine motor coordination skills.
  • Assists patient and/or caregiver in securing necessary equipment, which may include fabrication of custom- made splints.
  • Instructs the patient and/or caregiver in the therapy home program providing modification and clarification when necessary.
  • Counsels and instructs the patient and family in meeting therapy and related needs.
  • Supervises and/or provides clinical direction to the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), Home Health Aide (HHA), and clinical staff to ensure the therapy care plan is followed and quality of care is being provided.

What is Required?

  • Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program
  • Current state license as an Occupational Therapist
  • 1+ year experience as an occupational therapist in a clinical care setting
  • Home Health experience is preferred
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel to meet patient needs within branch coverage area.
  • Previous experience with HCHB is preferred

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 partipates 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.

If you are an individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site as a result of your disability, you may request reasonable accommodations by reaching out to recruiting@elara.com.

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