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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Company: Interface Rehab Inc.
Location: Yuba City
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryUnder the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist, the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) helps plan and implement patient treatment, plan and coordinate patient discharge, and prepare detailed progress reports and appropriate patient documentation. Treatments will include training in daily living activities, functional skills, motor development, compensation techniques use of adaptive equipment and splinting. The COTA will not be expected to perform patient evaluations.Responsibilities and DutiesEssential Responsibilities and ExpectationsUnder the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist:Determine patients treatment needsParticipate in patient assessment, including providing information to the Occupational Therapist for analysisProvide patient treatment and services, as recommended by the Occupational TherapistEnsure treatment programs meet patients daily living needsAssure all required written patient documentation and Company paperwork are completed appropriately and submitted on a timely basisComplete all required documentation from evaluations performed prior to leaving the facility each dayRecommend termination of services or treatment, as necessaryCarry out assignments given by the Director of RehabilitationMaintain strong professional relationships and good rapport with all significant administrative and restorative nursing personnel in the facilitySubmit all billing logs and necessary information on a timely basisReport any problem areas/equipment within each facility to the appropriate supervisor immediatelyComply with State Licensing Board of California, Title 22, CMS, and California Labor Board guidelinesComply with Company and facility rules, policies and proceduresComply with all applicable safety rules, policies, and proceduresAdditional Responsibilities and ExpectationsUnder the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist, provide necessary training and guidance to student interns as assigned, including:Supervising students during the internshipProviding clearly defined, career-related (i.e., non-clerical) responsibilities and tasks in accordance with the students academic programsInforming student interns about and ensuring their compliance with Company, facility, state, and federal guidelines, andCompleting any paperwork required by the Company or the students academic programAssume other duties as assignedPhysical and Mental RequirementsThese physical and mental demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the COTA. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the COTA.Report to work regularly and on-timeAbility to travel, as requiredSee projects through to completionAbility to bend, reach, squat, move as required by patient treatment plansAbility to transfer or assist in transfer of up to 100 lbs.Ability to stand and/or work 80% of an 8-hour shiftVisual and hearing acuity to perform job-related functionsAbility to operate standard rehabilitation therapy equipmentWorkplace EnvironmentThe COTA will primarily be working in a skilled nursing facility. This is an active patient care environment. This environment has no unusual exposures but safety precautions must be taken at all times.Qualifications and SkillsTo perform the COTA job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required of the COTA. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.RequiredLicensed as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in the State of California, or eligible for such licenseValid CPR certificationA completed physical examination from a licensed physicianNegative TB skin test within the past year OR a clear Chest X-ray within the past five yearsAbility to gather and analyze information in a timely and skillful mannerAbility to manage time efficiently and handle multiple concurrent projectsResourceful, problem-solving attitudeProactive attitude and work-styleAbility to exhibit a high level of confidentialityA customer-service focused attitudePreferredNatural interpersonal and communication skillsStrong detail-oriented and resourceful mindsetAble to work well in a diverse environmentAccept and act upon constructive feedbackDisclaimerThis job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the COTA position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position

Keywords: Interface Rehab Inc., Yuba City , Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Healthcare , Yuba City, California

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