Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

    Francisan Health
    Lafayette, IN 47905
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Associate's Degree - Accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Program; Coordination of Care Collaboration; Patient Care Services Physical and Occ Therapy; Treatment Plans & Education Physical and Occ Therapy 3; Occupational Therapy Services; Patient Reports & Charges; Clinical Judgement; Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Placeholder; Occupational Therapy Support & Advice; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - Placeholder; Patient Progress & Collaboration Physical and Occ Therapy 1; National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (COTA) - Placeholder; Supervision Physical and Occ Therapy 2

    TRAVEL
    Never or Rarely

    PRN

    WHAT WE NEED
    Hands-on therapy assistants (COTA's)

    WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
    Patients who need occupational therapy fall into a wide range of capabilities. Some progress quickly through therapy plans. Others struggle and need modified plans. All of them need hands-on observation and guidance. The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) is the link between the Registered OT and the patient. The COTA is the one who greets each patient with a smile, listens and observes to determine their progress, and maintains records for the OT to review.

    Are you able to follow an occupational therapy plan? Can you motivate patients and help them reach their goals? Do you love the variety that comes from taking care of different patients every day? You need to consider this position.

    WHAT YOU WILL DO
    • Collaborate with patient and other healthcare personnel or outside agencies regarding coordination of care.
    • Perform comprehensive occupational therapy treatment and related follow-up services including discharge planning.
    • Train and educate patients and family members or others and document understanding of treatment plan and goals.
    • Document and submit patient reports and charges within the established timeframe.
    • Exercise clinical judgment following an occupational therapy plan of care.
    • Provide occupational therapy according to standards of care defined by the state practice act and other professional and governing agencies.
    • Provide occupational therapy, including selection and use of adaptive equipment.
    • Report patient progress and collaborate with evaluating therapist to implement the therapy plan of care.
    • Supervise Rehab Techs.
    WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED
    • Adapt to high volume and high stress areas.
    • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
    • Deliver patient education under established protocols.
    • Develop own ways of working effectively and efficiently.
    • Handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
    • Knowledge of injury prevention theories and strategies and laws, regulations, or policies impacting the Healthcare industry.
    • Thorough knowledge of use, care, and operation of equipment used in Occupational Therapy.
    • Knowledge of procedures and protocols necessary to provide patient safety.


    QUALIFICATIONS
    Associate's Degree - Accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Program; Coordination of Care Collaboration; Patient Care Services Physical and Occ Therapy; Treatment Plans & Education Physical and Occ Therapy 3; Occupational Therapy Services; Patient Reports & Charges; Clinical Judgement; Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Placeholder; Occupational Therapy Support & Advice; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - Placeholder; Patient Progress & Collaboration Physical and Occ Therapy 1; National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (COTA) - Placeholder; Supervision Physical and Occ Therapy 2

    TRAVEL
    Never or Rarely

    PRN

    WHAT WE NEED
    Hands-on therapy assistants (COTA's)

    WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
    Patients who need occupational therapy fall into a wide range of capabilities. Some progress quickly through therapy plans. Others struggle and need modified plans. All of them need hands-on observation and guidance. The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) is the link between the Registered OT and the patient. The COTA is the one who greets each patient with a smile, listens and observes to determine their progress, and maintains records for the OT to review.

    Are you able to follow an occupational therapy plan? Can you motivate patients and help them reach their goals? Do you love the variety that comes from taking care of different patients every day? You need to consider this position.

    WHAT YOU WILL DO
    • Collaborate with patient and other healthcare personnel or outside agencies regarding coordination of care.
    • Perform comprehensive occupational therapy treatment and related follow-up services including discharge planning.
    • Train and educate patients and family members or others and document understanding of treatment plan and goals.
    • Document and submit patient reports and charges within the established timeframe.
    • Exercise clinical judgment following an occupational therapy plan of care.
    • Provide occupational therapy according to standards of care defined by the state practice act and other professional and governing agencies.
    • Provide occupational therapy, including selection and use of adaptive equipment.
    • Report patient progress and collaborate with evaluating therapist to implement the therapy plan of care.
    • Supervise Rehab Techs.
    WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED
    • Adapt to high volume and high stress areas.
    • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
    • Deliver patient education under established protocols.
    • Develop own ways of working effectively and efficiently.
    • Handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
    • Knowledge of injury prevention theories and strategies and laws, regulations, or policies impacting the Healthcare industry.
    • Thorough knowledge of use, care, and operation of equipment used in Occupational Therapy.
    • Knowledge of procedures and protocols necessary to provide patient safety.


    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    It is the policy of Franciscan Alliance to provide equal employment to its employees and qualified applicants for employment as otherwise required by an applicable local, state or Federal law. Franciscan Alliance reserves a Right of Conscience objection in the event local, state or Federal ordinances that violate its values and the free exercise of its religious rights. Franciscan Alliance is committed to equal employment opportunity.

    Posting ID: 611336446Posted: 2021-04-20Job Title: Therapy Assistant