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CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASST. (COTA) (JH Rehab, Call-In, In-Patient, Weekends)

at Allied Services

Posted: 10/25/2017
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2703
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Job Description

Under the supervision of a Registered Occupational Therapist, the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) assists in the provision of Occupational Therapy.

The COTA must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served by his/her department – pediatric through geriatric.  The COTA must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span; possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status; interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs; and to provide the care needed as described in the Occupational Therapy Department's policies and procedures.

Type of supervision exercised: team leader.  Jobs reporting to this position: OT Aides, students, volunteers.

EDUCATION:

Certified Occupational Therapy Program graduate form an accredited school which has been approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

New graduates acceptable.

SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Current licensure as a COTA by the PA State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs required.

Must be cleared by PA State Police criminal history check.

CPR Certification must be obtained and maintained.

Good written and verbal communication skills; and interpersonal  and  conflict resolution skills required for effective communication with staff, patients, and families.

Valid PA driver's license required as position involves participation in community reintegration activities.

Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide individualized care appropriate to the age specific need and culture of the patient served.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Moderate Work: duties require exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally (approx 10-33% of shift), and/or up to 10lbs. of force frequently (approx 33-66% of the time), and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, and move objects (i.e., occasional patient transfers).

Position involves bending, reaching, and stooping (occasionally in strained position) throughout shift.

Ability to transport self throughout facility is required.

ACCIDENT OR HEALTH HAZARDS:

Occasional exposure to blood and body substances.

Occasional exposure to chemical solutions used in splinting.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Works in well-lit office, gym, and patient care areas.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF JOB:

E = Essential Element                        NE = Nonessential Element

30%  Performs self-care evaluations and related treatment programs.  (E)

25%  Plans and implements group therapy programs. Maintains documentation related to group attendance and other areas as requested.  (E)

12.5%  Upon request of Occupational Therapist, administers standardized tests and other elements of patient evaluations and re-evaluations.  (E)

7.5%  Documents patient status according to department and state requirements.  (E)

5%  Assists with evaluation of adapted equipment.  (E)

5%  Assists with patient coverage during staff absences and periods of short staffings.  (E)

5%  Collaborates with interdisciplinary staff to insure appropriateness of treatment.  (E)

5%  Consults with Occupational Therapist regarding treatment planning, need for re-evaluation and discharge planning.  (E)

1.25%  Provides supervision and training to OT Aides, students and volunteers.  (E)

1.25%  Attends department and outside conferences as appropriate to maintain and advance clinical knowledge.  (NE)

1.25%  Participates in department in-service program.  (NE)

1.25%  Contributes to the department and hospital Total Quality Management Process.  (NE)

 

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