The purpose of this position is to treat and document care for individuals with impaired ability due to disease, injury, or degeneration, utilizing the skills and expertise of a licensed Occupational Therapist Assistant within the COTA scope of practice, under the supervision of a licensed OT.
Current state Occupational Therapist Assistant licensure.
Must be organized, self-directed and highly motivated.
Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English.
Patience, tact, enthusiasm, and positive attitude toward the elderly.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds occasionally. Finger, hand dexterity, visual and aural acuity is necessary. Position requires sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing, pulling, stretching, lifting, grasping, and reaching.
Provide effective direct patient treatment in accordance with established plan of care and physician orders.
Accurately take measurements of patient's status, within the limits of scope of practice and ability.
Accurately document skilled intervention provided and patient performance according to established goals and plan of care.
Maintain communication and collaboration with the evaluating therapist including any decline in patient's functional or medical status, adverse reactions, lack of significant progress, readiness for discharge, etc. in order to promote maximum benefits of treatment plan.
Implement appropriate preventative measures, home exercise or restorative nursing programs, adaptive equipment, etc. to sustain or prevent decline in patient's functional status.
Implement education plan to meet the needs of the patient, family, or caregiver.
Effectively communicate/collaborate with patient, family, caregivers and other members of the healthcare team to promote maximum benefit of care.
Complete all orders under the direction of the evaluating therapist, timely and in accordance with facility policies and procedures.
Complete all clinical documentation completely, accurately, legibly and timely in accordance with regulatory requirements.
Assist therapist in goal reassessment and discharge planning.
Follow plan for discharge and discuss with evaluating therapist any additional concerns as they arise.
Effectively complete patient screens.
Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of clinical techniques, procedures and programs, use of available modalities and equipment for clinical setting and patient population served.
Effectively use discretionary time to perform tasks beneficial to the rehabilitation department.
Meet established productivity standards.
Appropriately manage physical resources of the dept by demonstrating fiscal awareness and respectful and proper use of equipment.
Demonstrate consistent knowledge and application of Medicare and other reimbursement regulations.
Kingston Healthcare - 17 months ago