Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Job Description
1.Graduate of an accredited university with a BA or Associates degree in Occupational Therapy that is recognized by the AOTA.
2.Recognized by the NBCOT as a designated COTA (if state mandated).
3.Holds current license and/or registration in the state (as applicable).
1.Provide comprehensive treatment to patients under the supervision of an OTR and according to state guidelines.
2.Assist OT in identifying appropriate patients and referring them to rehab accordingly.
3.Document patient’s progress on weekly progress note in an accurate and timely fashion, and obtain the co-signature of the OTR.
4.Ensure MD orders are obtained for treatments, recertifications and discharges.
5.Assist with other documentation requirements as indicated and according to state guidelines.
6.Attend facility and rehab meetings when indicated by supervisor.
7.Act as a rehab delegate to the interdisciplinary team.
8.Participate in scheduling of patients.
9.Complete billing logs and bill patients ethically and accurately for occupational therapy services rendered.
10.Cover other therapists’ patient caseload during absence as necessary.
11.Supervise junior COTA staff members or students in compliance with State OT Board regulations and requirements.
12.Maintain professional relationship with co-workers, facility staff, patients and patient families.
13.Provide inservice education regarding patient care or occupational therapy services to rehab staff, facility staff, hospitals and/or community as needed.
14.Comply with all facility and Tender Touch safety policies and procedures.
15.Comply with patient confidentiality and Federal Resident Rights.
16.Report to work on time, adhere to scheduled hours, and project a professional image at all times.
17.Adhere to productivity requirements, complete productivity reports and submit in a timely manner.
18.Maintain a positive work atmosphere by demonstrating and communicating in a professional manner so as to foster positive relations with customers, clients, co-workers and managers
19.Perform all other duties assigned by the department supervisor, lead therapist or regional manager.
20.Comply with all Tender Touch policies re: lunch, overtime, sick and time off notification.
21.Adhere to any and all other Tender Touch written and oral policies and procedures.
22.Tender Touch may request your availability to travel to facilities within reasonable distance.
Employee should be able to transfer patients, lift weights, transport patients and perform treatment on the mat. Employee should be knowledgeable in and exercise good body mechanics during patient treatment.
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