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Per Diem- Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Per Diem- Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

locationTemple Terrace, FL, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Social Services / Nursing
Full Time

It’s inspiring to work with a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they’re doing!

When you become part of the Chapters Health Team, you’ll realize it’s more than a job. It’s a mission. We’re committed to providing outstanding patient care and a high level of customer service in our communities every day. Our employees make all the difference in our success!

Role:
The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) performs visits as ordered under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist. Responsible for executing the patients’ Occupational Therapy Plan of Care (POC) as established by the Occupational Therapist (OT) and the Physician’s orders. Delivers high quality professional occupational therapy and education, and performs therapy skills with a high degree of proficiency.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an Occupational Therapy Assistant school accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Current OTA licensure within the State of Florida
  • Certified with the National Certification Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) for Home Health
  • Minimum of two (2) years of clinical Occupational Therapy Assistant experience in an acute or Rehab setting; Preferred for Home Health: Two (2) years of Home Health Occupational Therapy Assistant experience
  • Demonstrated adequate knowledge of clinical situations unique to providing services to the homebound elderly population
  • Mobile Driver - Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance per Company policy
  • Able to travel and reliable transportation to meet visit schedule
  • Flexible schedule to meet the needs of patients  
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Ability to physically access any home (i.e., navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning) in any area the Company serves
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

Competencies:

  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.

Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse. 
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
  • Advance electronic media skills.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides occupational therapy treatment and interventions to patients based on POC established by Occupational Therapist (OT) and under the supervision of the OT.
  • Provides training, guidance, and supervision to program staff and patients/family members regarding therapy.
  • Recommends therapeutic exercises to OT.
  • Participates actively in the Home Health Case Conference and/or Hospice Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) by providing clinical expertise in team planning, problem solving, and processes.
  • Fulfills all administrative requirements including, but not limited to, collaboration with other Therapists, attendance at team and staff meetings, and recording and tracking of occupational therapy durable medical equipment (DME).
  • Assists with maintaining the treatment program based on the Occupational Therapist’s initial evaluation and treats accordingly as approved by the Occupational Therapist.
  • Records and signs treatments in patient’s medical record; records, signs, and dates clinical documentation according to Company policy and regulatory guidelines.
  • Notifies the Occupational Therapist and pertinent others of changes in condition or the need for reassessment of the Plan of Care to meet patient’s needs.  
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.

This position requires consent to drug and/or alcohol testing after a conditional offer of employment is made, as well as on-going compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Policy.