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Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Company: Stormont-vail Healthcare
Location: Topeka
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

_ Schedule: M-F 8-4:30 with weekend rotations _ A Brief Overview Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) works under the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist (OTR). In this work setting, COTAs (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant) aid in the provision of rehabilitative services for people suffering from physical, developmental, mental or emotional impairments. COTAs (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant) provide OT services for patients including treatment plan implementation, patient/family instruction/education, and assist in discharge planning in order to maximize independence in daily living skills. This position may provide direct services in the following areas: General Acute Care, Joint Center, Spine Center, and ICU. Education Qualifications Associate's Degree Occupational Therapy Required Licenses and Certifications Occupational Therapist Assistant - KSBHA Required Basic Life Support - BLS Required within 90 days of hire. Skills and Abilities Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to provide both written and verbal information to relay patient treatment notes among disciplines involved in their care. (Required proficiency) Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent to draw and interpret graphs. (Required proficiency) Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. (Required proficiency) Database software, E-mail, Word-processing and EPIC. (Required proficiency) What you will do Implementation of Occupational Therapy Plan of Care. Confers with members of occupational therapy staff and other health team members individually and in conference, to exchange, discuss and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment programs. Completes objective measures to include joint range of motion, and completes standardized assessments to determine effect of specific treatments or to assist Occupational Therapist in compiling data for patient evaluations. Provides appropriate treatment methods including manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, therapeutic activities, ADL retraining, cognitive re-training and neuromuscular re-education, to enhance physical and emotional well-being, leading toward goal achievement. Fabrication of upper extremity splints/orthotic devices in collaboration with OTR Fabrication, exploration or instruction in adaptive equipment used to increase maximum independence level with ADL tasks. Provide prescribed physical agent modalities. Instructs, motivates, and assist patients to learn and improve functional activities such as transfers, bed mobility, functional ambulation, and activities of daily living. Provide patient, family and staff education in OT techniques and objectives. Assists in the orientation of new Occupational Therapy staff and Occupational Therapy students. Completes all required departmental and hospital documentation. Performs clerical duties such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephones, taking messages, and filling out forms. Completes department and hospital required competencies/education as assigned. Gathers material and supplies for individual use and cleans and returns to appropriate areas at the end of treatment sessions.Job Type: Full-timePay: From $24.50 per hourExpected hours: 40 per weekBenefits: Dental insurance Disability insurance Employee assistance program Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insuranceSchedule: Day shiftWork Location: In personby Jobble

Keywords: Stormont-vail Healthcare, Topeka , Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), Other , Topeka, Kansas

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