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Occupational Therapist (1096)

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Institute On Aging San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 months ago

You may think "old" when you think of Institute on Aging because we offer services for elders and are a 40+ year institute. but you wouldn't be more wrong. While we do have a long-standing history in the Bay Area, IOA is on the forefront of revolutionary healthcare models, reshaping the way people can age in place. Our innovative models transform lives, enhance communities, and save healthcare systems millions of dollars. Rather than focusing on archaic outdated design, we strive to consistently question the "status-quo" and create new and more innovative ways to help aging adults maintain their quality of life. With over 23 programs, we offer multiple ways to aid seniors maintain their health, well-being, independence and participation in the community, fulfilling our mission.

The Lifeways Rehab department is seeking an Occupational Therapist located at IOA's headquarters in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood.

On Lok Lifeways pioneered the model of care known as "Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly" or PACE. Institute on Aging operates a PACE Center in the Richmond District of San Francisco. PACE allows seniors who are ill or disabled to live in their own home, whether home is a family residence, apartment, retirement village or hotel room.

IOA's PACE Center is a lively place where participants have access to medical care, social activities, exercise and meals. Participants may attend our PACE Center one to five days a week, based on the team's recommendations and the senior's needs and interests. IOA's staff members are sensitive to the needs and changes of each participant's health and emotional state. This comes from many decades of experience in senior care.

Reporting to the Rehab Supervisor, the Occupational Therapist will be responsible for the overall physical operation of our San Francisco facility and satellite offices. Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides and supervises occupational therapy treatment for participants.

  • Evaluates the functional capabilities of all new participants on the functional evaluation form; makes regular progress notes; reevaluates all participants as necessary and records the reevaluations.

  • Establishes realistic treatment goals and sets up treatment plans for participants needing occupational therapy, including participants requiring swallowing assessment and treatment. Refers to other disciplines as indicated.

  • Instructs and supervises the OT assistant or rehab aide in carrying out regular treatments.

  • Instructs participant's relatives and attendants in relevant methods of care and treatment when necessary.

  • Acts as a consultant and adviser to staff, advising on transportation, transfer techniques and relevant methods of occupational therapy treatment.

  • Participates regularly in Intake and Assessment Team.

  • Keeps written records of rehabilitation equipment used at center and assumes responsibility for loaned equipment; sees that equipment is always in good condition.

  • Together with Adult Day Health Center Manager, rehab supervisor, nurse and physical therapist, plans for and orders new equipment needed in the Center or the participant's home.

  • In conjunction with the physical therapist, is responsible for ordering, maintaining and name-labeling participants' mobility aids and other assistive devices.

  • Performs occupational therapy evaluations and treatments in the day center, at clients' homes, and in contracted facilities as needed.

  • Provides evening and weekend on-call coverage on a rotational basis.

  • Fulfills all the administrative requirements, including keeping of statistical records using computerized system, participant records, reports, attendance at staff meetings, etc.

  • Actively participates in and encourages actions that promote good public relations with participants, their families and friends, visitors and the community.

  • All other reasonably related jobs as assigned.

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


  • Graduate of an accredited occupational therapy training program.

  • Holder of current license from the California Board of Occupational Therapy.

  • At least one year of experience in working with frail elders.

  • A sincere interest in working with frail elders.


  • State certification in swallowing evaluation and treatment and in physical agent modalities preferred.

  • Membership in Occupational Therapy Association and American Occupational Therapy Association preferred.

  • Current recertification by National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy preferred.

  • Interest and demonstrated ability and experience in working with frail elders.

  • Flexibility, initiative, imagination and resourcefulness.

  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.

  • Computer literacy preferred.

  • Language capability - Spanish or Chinese preferred.

  • Interest and willingness to work in a multilingual, multicultural environment.

  • Ability to comprehend complex written material and verbal instructions


  • Ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 35 lbs.

  • Ability to reach, bend and walk

The mission that drives us: IOA wants everyone to AgeOn!

Institute on Aging works to enhance the quality of life for adults as they age by enabling them to maintain their health, well-being, independence and participation in the community.

Who we serve:

We serve a diverse population of older adults and disabled adults without regard to ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, or social status. We embrace the Bay area's vibrant and varied culture, celebrating the diversity of its inhabitants. We have a commitment to representing, honoring, and enhancing the journeys of all aging adults, including those from different cultural backgrounds as well as seniors within the LGBT community.

We continuously seek to embrace and uphold our values:

Integrity, Authenticity, Collaboration, Innovation, Accountability and Compassion.

A little about our benefits:

A fit for all, our benefits will have you covered whether you are single, married, or in a domestic partnership, including kids or no kids! We offer two healthcare plans to choose from, provide 9 paid holidays, one floating holiday, and two weeks paid vacation (three weeks after your 1-year anniversary hits). Additionally, we have paid parental leave, family medical leave, 403(b) plans, pre-tax commuter benefits and other options. We foster an open work environment that supports and promotes diversity, inclusion and individuality. Employee Resource Groups and wellness programs are also available.

We encourage you to learn more about IOA by logging onto

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

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