Occupational Therapy Assistant - COTA
First Choice Home Health & Hospice - Layton, UT

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First Choice Home Health & Hospice in Utah for over 15 years. Our goal is to relieve family stress and provide support to those in need. Our specialized teams include, hospice, physical therapy, occupational therapy, wound care, lymphedema, diabetes, nursing, aides, and homemakers.

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, you will:

Provide patients with exercies, massages, electrical stimulation, hot and cold packs, and ultrasounds.
Assist in the development of treatment plans
Carry out routine functions and direct activity programs.
Document the progress of treatments among other duties. COTA will be responsible for the monitoring and documentation of patient treatment and response.
Focus primarily on quality care, monitoring of patient status and compliance, teaching patients and caregivers, and discharge planning.
Deliver care based on Standards of Practice for the particular state and must be in compliance with company policy and regulatory requirements.
Qualifications:

Must have COTA Certification
The nature of the work of a COTA is such that it may involve physical exertion in the lifting and transportation of disabled persons. For this reason, occupational therapy assistants may be asked to be in moderately good physical condition.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrates a compassion to serve

KSAs:

General Troubleshooting
Problem solving
Integrity
Self-motivation
Analyzing information
Attention to detail
Decision making
Coordination
Teamwork
Multi-Tasking
Equipment to be used:
Various medical devices.

Software to be used:
Uses iChart on a cell phone.

Typical physical demands:
Must be able to lift 25 lbs or more, depending on the weight of the patient. Must be able to endure standing for long periods of time.

Typical mental demands:
Must be able to demonstrate patience and work well with deadlines.

Working Conditions:
Conditions will differ depending on where patients are located – some will be in assisted living centers while others may be in their own home.


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