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Kaiser Permanente ASD & Developmental Disabilities Care Coordinator - Occupational Therapy in Pasadena, California

Provide clinical expertise in the area of Occupational Therapy for members with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or developmental disabilities. Provide utilization management of their care and is responsible for the coordination of outside vendor therapy services and in plan care. This position does not provide direct patient care.

Essential Functions:

  • Review clinical progress notes prepared by outside clinical vendors and sets goals in conjunction with outside vendors based upon appropriate professional experience and licensure, for the ASD and developmental delayed population.

  • Make clinical determination regarding appropriateness of therapeutic goals and need for ongoing therapeutic intervention by outside vendors, for the ASD and developmental delayed population.

  • Serve as a resource and liaison between the member and the outside vendors once initial services have been authorized at the local level, for the ASD and developmental delayed population.

  • Serve as a resource and liaison between the outside vendors who are providing direct patient care for the member and KP once initial services have been authorized at the local level, for the ASD and developmental delayed population.

  • Serve as a resource and liaison for the medical center departments they are supporting, for the ASD and developmental delayed population.

  • Participate in the development and maintenance of the appropriate data bases necessary to monitor and track the outside vendored therapy services, for the ASD and developmental delayed population.

  • Document as appropriate and necessary in the medical record/Health Connect, for the ASD and developmental delayed population.

  • Regional coordination of the therapists (Speech, Occupational Therapy and Physical therapy) in the dissemination of updates and facilitating exchange of information etc., for the ASD and developmental delayed population.

  • Communicate and maintain professional relationships with other integrated departments (e.g. Outside Referrals, Regional Utilization Management, Affiliated Provider Services etc.) Maintain contact with the ASD teams in the local areas.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum six (6) years working as a fully licensed Occupational Therapist, with minimum three (3) years working with Pediatric population.

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy curriculum with a Bachelor's degree Or Master's degree with certification in Occupational Therapy or foreign-trained equivalent.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current Licensure to practice Occupational Therapy by the State of California.

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support.

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required as of May 23, 2007.

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory requirements.

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and to utilize theories, principles, practices, techniques and methods of Occupational Therapy.

  • Ability to make a determination for age and ability clinical goals.

  • Strong background in Pediatrics.

  • Understanding of pediatric assessment, intervention and goal writing.

  • Problem solver.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: ASD & Developmental Disabilities Care Coordinator - Occupational Therapy

LOCATION: Pasadena, California

REQNUMBER: 779027

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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