Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) - PRN

Location
Indianola, Iowa
Salary
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Posted
Aug 13, 2020
Ref
45898
Industry
Healthcare
Location: Good Samaritan Society Indianola Home Care

Address: 714 S. Jefferson Way, Indianola, IA 50125 USA

Employment Type: PRN

Shift: Day

Job Responsibilities

Assists patients with therapy activities and exercises scheduled in a treatment plan, under the supervision of an occupational therapist, to improve patients' quality of life and ability to perform daily activities.

Provides, monitors and records therapy services to patients with physical, cognitive, developmental and psychosocial impairments, in line with related standard concepts, practices and procedures. Selects, implements, and makes modifications to therapeutic activities and interventions that are consistent with demonstrated competency levels, patient's goals, and the requirements of the practice setting and/or state licensure. The certified occupational therapy assistant contributes to this process by exchanging information with and providing documentation to the occupational therapist about the patient's responses to and communications during intervention. Responsible for being knowledgeable about the patient's targeted occupational therapy outcomes and for providing information and documentation related to outcome achievement. Follows and adheres to accepted clinical practice guidelines of professional organization. As needed, performs other related duties as requested. Creates a team environment of accountability and commitment for reaching project goals. Adheres to legal regulations and organizational policies when discussing patient health information. Maintains current certifications in specialty and continues education when necessary. Adheres to American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) standards and guidelines for Occupational Therapy. Identifies common patient safety risks within the organization and how they can be avoided. Demonstrates knowledge of development and delivery of patient education for diverse audiences. Demonstrates understanding of patient assessment and therapy implementation. Identifies the importance of monitoring patient responses and reactions during therapy. Knowledge of the value of self-motivation and initiative; ability and willingness to seek out work and the drive to accomplish goals. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships within and outside of own area.Follows guidelines, regulations, standards and safety procedures in the therapy process.

Qualifications

Appropriate education level required in accordance with state licensure. Must be licensed as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in the state(s) of practice. Must also be certified as an Occupational Therapy Assistant through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Conforms to the supervision and licensing standards of the state(s) where services are provided. When applicable, may require valid driver's license.

Travel up to 50%

The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive, employee-approved benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. The variety of benefits include health benefits, a retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, voluntary benefits and much more! To review all of the great benefits and benefit eligibility, visit https//www.good-sam.com/jobs/benefits

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or other protected status. For more information including state-specific protections, please visit https//www.good-sam.com/lp/careers/eeo-and-affirmative-action

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Req ID: 45898

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