Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) - PRN - Nexus Specialty Hospital - Shenandoah, TX

Description

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, ultrasound, etc.
  • 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 guidelines.
  • 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 successes.
  • 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.
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Job Requirements

Experience

  • Preferred six (6) months experience working in a hospital/rehabilitation setting

Education Required

  • Graduate of an American Occupational Therapy Association accredited school of COTA

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • 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