Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant / COTA
DHC - NJ - Bergen, NJ

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Job Description

As COTA, your responsibilities include but not limited to: Function in accordance to physician's orders; work under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist; assess patients; carry out therapy programs to restore maximum reasonable function and to minimize disability following disease, injury, or genetically acquired disabilities. Specific tasks are outlined as follows:

Assist in observing patients doing tasks, asking patients questions and reviewing patients' medical history; Assist evaluating patients' conditions and needs; Assist in establishing a treatment plan for patients, laying all the types of activities and specific goals to be accomplished; Helping patients with various disabilities with different tasks - helping an older person with poor memory use a computer - leading an autistic child in a play activity; Demonstrating exercises that can help relieve pain for people with chronic conditions, such as joint stretches for arthritis sufferers; Evaluating a patients' home or workplace and identify how it can be better suited to the patient's health needs; Assist in educating the patient's family and employer about how to accommodate and care for the patient; Assessing and recording patients' activities and progress for evaluating clients - for billing and reporting to physicians and other healthcare providers


An Associate's Degree in Occupational Therapy Program is required; proven track record of effective patient care; minimum of 2+ years post graduate experience as COTA in either LTACH, Sub-Acute, SNF, Inpatient/Outpatient environment (with minimum 1 year 'current' position as COTA). Paper works: Active License in New Jersey Specialty certifications/credentials Professional References

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