Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Job Status: Full Time
Here’s an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the successful growth this rural hospital is experiencing in our Rehabilitation Services Department. Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains with beautiful lakes and trails for hiking, biking, fishing and skiing, this facility is thriving and wants a highly motivated, innovative and experienced Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant to provide excellent care to our community. We have brand new equipment and plans to develop multiple Outpatient programs!
This is a full-time, benefited position.
- Implements and executes an established patient treatment plan under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist.
- Communicates with patients, families, referring physicians, and other members of the team.
- Provides timely written documentation per facility and department requirements.
- Develops and enhances clinical and professional skills through knowledge and professional association.
- Provides timely written documentation as required by insurance provider to meet licensing, certification, regulatory, reimbursement requirements.
- Supports and participates in department operations and development.
- Reports any changes in patient status or needs a supervising therapist on a timely basis.
- Prepares and submits patient charges accurately to provide appropriate billing information.
- Meets or exceeds the productivity standards as established with the Supervisor.
- Uses professional judgment to ensure safety of self, patients, and others at all times.
- Achieves quality patient care through interdisciplinary communication.
- Attends required meetings as designed by the Director of Rehab and/or Supervisor.
- Effectively communicates with therapists concerning patients’ response to treatment plan.
- Provides constructive feedback to rehab aides.
- Attends in-services, training sessions or other educational presentations.
- Coordinates treatment goals with other team members.
- Maintains valid licensure, certification or equivalent as requested by appropriate state agency.
- Maintains awareness of patient and community needs, conditions, and programs.
- Graduate of an approved Occupational Therapy Assistant curriculum.
- Able to practice unencumbered.
- In good standing with all regulatory agencies and licensing boards.
- Working knowledge of Medicare and other payer sources.
- Full knowledge of resident’s rights.
- Exudes professionalism in presentation.
- Ability to multitask.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English.
- CPR certification.
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
- Must be able to lift 75 pounds with assistance according to the resident’s abilities.
- Must be able to sit and walk for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to travel to reach the assigned destination in a reasonable time frame.
- Must be able to bend, squat, push, stoop, and pull as needed especially in fulfilling patient care activities.
- Must be able to meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, including undergoing physical examination.