Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant – COTA – Stonerise Therapy – Keyser, WV

PRN needed

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for the treatment, implementation and documentation of patient’s status under the direct supervision of the Occupational Therapist according to the physician plan of care and orders.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides and conducts treatment, education and clinical recommendations according to the scope of practice as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) addressing disorders impacting function and activities of daily living (ADLs).
  • Abides bylaws provided by AOTA
  • Cares out plan of care established by the OTR in accordance with the physician’s plan of care.
  • Collaborates with the OTR in assisting the physician in assessment and modifications to the plan of care.
  • Implementations the OT plan of care developed by the PT and signed by the physician.
  • Supervised by the registered OTR.
  • Instructs and advices patient, family and caregivers on maximizing patient safety and independence in all activities of daily living, including self-care, home management and independent living skills according to the plan of care established by the OTR.
  • Demonstrates discipline specific competency in the skills required by the care center/facility.
  • Addresses functional impairment due to physical, cognitive, psychological, and emotional etiologies as outlined in the plan of care established by the OTR.
  • Demonstrates discipline specific competency in the skills required by the care center/facility.
  • Provides clinical recommendations based on patient need.
  • Observes signs and symptoms and reports changes in the patient’s condition to the physician and/or other appropriate staff as necessary.
  • Participates and provides discipline specific instruction to patients, families, caregivers and staff.
  • Provides clinical recommendations and referrals to other physicians, clinicians, healthcare professionals or support services based on the patient and caregiver needs
  • Meets or exceeds documentation requirements for evaluation, short-term/long-term goals, re-assessment, daily notes and discharges.
  • Teaches, supervises and counsels the patient, family and caregiver regarding procedures and other care needs as appropriate to the patient’s condition. Utilizes educational material as appropriate.
  • Develops, prepares and maintains individualized documentation on every patient with accuracy, timeliness and according to policies. Submits accurate documentation per care center policy.
  • Participates in continued professional development and enhancement of clinical knowledge through continuing education and peer reviewed literature.
  • Cooperates and consults with appropriate staff to provide staff education when requested.
  • Participates in department, care center, and company meetings as needed or requested
  • Provides in-services to other staff and outside referral sources, associations and/or support groups as needed or requested.
  • Provides clinical support of students and new graduate clinicians as needed or requested.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Maintains professional licensure/certification according to state and national governing bodies.
  • Participates in continuing education courses for clinical development
  • Maintains current personnel file information and provides information to care center in timely manner.
  • Continue professional development to enhance clinical practice. Setting own development challenges and volunteers to learn.
  • Assists with orientation of new personnel.
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants must be licensed, registered or certified as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
  • Current and unencumbered license as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant specific to that state he employee is assigned to work by the Company.
  • One year (1) of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant experience preferred but not required.
  • Current CPR certification.

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