Under the direct supervision of the Occupational Therapist, the Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant treats patients according to a treatment plan approved by attending physician and/or Occupational Therapists.
JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Knowledgeable of professional standards and utilizes during treatment.
Appropriately reports abnormalities, change in patient condition or unusual circumstances in a timely manner to
supervising OT, nurse and/or the Director of Rehabilitation.
Carries out plan of care as outlined by the supervising OT and approved by physician.
Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment to control the spread of infection.
Maintains the cleanliness of utilized instruments and equipment per hospital policy.
Demonstrates knowledge of occupational therapy equipment utilized in different procedures, for example e-stim,
Utilizes resources appropriately and uses and maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
Completes all required documentation of patient care according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional
Provides evidence based treatments to patients that are age appropriate.
Accepts direction from supervisors and other management team members in a positive and professional manner.
Communicates with the Occupational Therapist, Director of Rehabilitation, physicians and other health team members
regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
Participates as necessary in patient care conferences, rehab meetings, and other meetings as assigned.
Participates in In-Service Training Programs.
Participates in discharge planning.
Establish and instruct caregivers and patient in patient specific maintenance programs, DME and safety.
Secure necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.
Records daily treatments and charges with respect to department policy.
Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and
Adheres to department productivity standard.
Interacts professionally with other clinical staff
Communicates issues or concerns regarding department or patient to supervising OT
Acts as a clinical preceptor for affiliating Occupational Therapy Schools.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Preferred six (6) months experience working in a hospital/rehabilitation setting
Graduate of an American Occupational Therapy Association accredited school of COTA
Current Licensure as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant in the State of Practice
Certified in CPR and CPI
Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within 90 days of hire