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Job Details

Occupational Therapist

Date Posted: 06/01/2023

Requisition Number: 5159

Location: CHA Assembly Square Care Center 

Work Days: clinic open Mon-Thurs 7a-7p, Fri 7a-4:30p  

Category: Occupational Therapy  

Department: Occupational Therapy Assembly Square  

Job Type: PT20Plus HPW  

Work Shift: Day / Evening 

Hours/Week: 32.00 

Union: No 

Union Name: Non Union


The CHA Assembly Square Care Center is a state-of-the-art 23,000 square foot specialty center that offers the finest care in a convenient Somerville location. We are located right off Route 93 in the Assembly Square Mall. Our expert provider team and friendly support staff helps thousands of patients and business clients every week. Services on site include Orthopaedics, Physiatry, and Physical Therapy, making us one the largest bone and joint centers in the region. CHA Assembly Square Care Center is also home to our Occupational Health Program, allowing us to manage the many health needs of local businesses. These staff also provides services like Travel Medicine and Immigration Exams to the general public.   

In Accordance with CHA policies and procedures, federal and state regulations, professional standards of care, and AOTA guidelines and code of ethics, evaluates and treats patients in all CHA areas including inpatients, outpatients, ESP, and Home Care. Participates in performance improvement, supervises students and support staff, and completes all documentation and administrative duties appropriately. Essential job functions are focused on quality care, service excellence, safety, cultural competence, and performance improvement.

• Follows all departmental and hospital safety rules and regulations. Establishes a safe working environment at all times.
• Ensures equipment is maintained/safe according to established policies. Reports adverse equipment problems to supervisor. Follows "Lock-out/Tag Out" policy when necessary. Adheres to current infection control policies. Maintains CPR certification per AHA guidelines.
• Maintains privacy and security of PHI, and completes HIPAA training annually.
• Complete safety training annually (SMART), and attends safety in-services as available.
• Notifies supervisor or director of any compliance issues or concerns in a timely manner. Utilizes the Compliance Hotline if needed.
• Maintains current registration and/or license, and adheres to AOTA Code of Ethics.
• Charges for treatments appropriately, according to established policy.
• Maintains current awareness of changes and development in the field of rehabilitation medicine. Attends continuing education programs as appropriate. Uses correct body mechanics and ergonomics.
• Adheres to all National Patient Safety Goals where applicable.
• Helps establish positive work environment. Communicates effectively and works as part of a team. Displays ability to get along with co-workers, other units/departments and the public.
• Helps to advance the principles established in the CHA mission and vision statements.
• Assist in the orientation of students, co-ops, and new employees.
• Adjusts to new, different or urgent work situations.
• Performs other related or similar duties as directed or as responsibilities necessitate.
• Demonstrates effective utilization and supervision of assistants, aides and support staff.
Performance Improvement:
• Actively participates in program development and improvement projects.
• Participates actively in Performance Improvement programs. Continuously seeks opportunities to improve the quality of care given.
• Participates in departmental in-service program.
• Works to advance the competency of self and other staff.
• Treatment Focused
• Provides treatment when prescribed by attending, referring, consulting physician or other appropriate provider.
• Evaluates patients to determine present functional levels; sets appropriate short term and long term goals which are measurable with time frames and establishes appropriate treatment plans.
• Uses standard treatments according to established policies and procedures. Demonstrate the correct and proper use of therapeutic interventions. Demonstrates clinical competency in use of equipment and technique. Reevaluates patients in a timely manner.
• Recommends changes in treatment as necessary. Discharges patients appropriately. Assists in the discharge and/or case management for all appropriate patients.
• Completes initial evaluations, progress notes, flow sheets, re-evaluations, and progress reports in a timely manner. Corresponds to referring provider appropriately to ensure flow of information and adherence to regulations. Maintains an accurate medical record which records patient progress and results of treatment in a timely manner.
• Completes all documentation in accordance with departmental and CHA policies and procedures.
• Records all necessary testing procedures appropriately.
• Fulfills requirements of third party payers to ensure timely and necessary treatment for patients.
Patient/Family and Staff Education:
• Includes patient and family in rehabilitation process. Instructs patients and family on rehabilitation programs when appropriate with necessary for follow-through.
• Documents all educational intervention in medical record.
• Instructs other staff in therapeutic interventions to assure consistent quality care through-out patient’s stay.
• Assists with interdisciplinary discharge planning of patients. Attends multi-disciplinary conference (rounds) as assigned.
• Educates families, patients and other staff in appropriate body mechanics and ergonomics as needed.
Specialty Areas:
• Identifies ways to continually improve the quality of care given. Makes recommendations to supervisor.
• Participates in Home Care rehabilitation program as directed.
• Understands and follows appropriate Home Care standards and guidelines established by DPH and CMS
• Demonstrates safe and effective driving skills
• Demonstrates effectiveness in supervision of HHAs
• Performs adequate home safety assessments
• Participates in the ESP as directed
• Understands and follows appropriate ESP standards and guidelines established by DPH and CMS
• Participates in case/family conferences when appropriate
• Completes home visits as needed
• Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.



Other information:
Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral Degree in Occupational Therapy
Licensure: Massachusetts License
Certifications: BLS
Work Experience: Prior Rehab experience preferred

Mental Skills:
Cognitive ability to observe, perform, interpret, and analyze evaluations and treatments as they relate to patient care
Ability to read and communicate
Capacity to respond in a rational, appropriate manner to emergency situations
Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize responsibilities as needed
Good organizational skills
Ability to work without direct supervision
Able to work in demanding, stressful environment with sufficient concentration to effectively accomplish patient treatment goals even with interruptions and distractions

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.

Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.

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