Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)
WCMC South Campus - Searcy, AR

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- Certification/Licensure Required
· Education: Minimum Associate’s degree in occupational therapy from an accredited institution offering training in this specialty, plus a supervised clinical internship to prepare for professional licensing. Must complete examination with scores required to obtain licensure. Must have a current license to practice occupational therapy assisting in the State of Arkansas.
· Training and Experience: One to three months on-the job training to learn department procedures.
· Job Knowledge: Must be able to perform job duties of a certified occupational therapist assistant and those general duties specific to the Rehabilitative Services Department. Must be able to function in a professional manner with minimal direct supervision.
· DESCRIPTION: Responsible for maintaining standards of patient care in accordance with hospital regulations, policies and procedures as established for occupational therapy. Confers with the occupational therapist and medical staff regarding policies and procedures pertaining to the care of their patients in this area. Supervises therapy aides. Must exhibit good rapport with other departments and nursing staff to enhance the quality of patient care. Active in continuous quality improvement studies. Assists with securing and maintaining equipment needed for procedures, charging, and scheduling.

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