Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (Cota)

Life Care Centers Of America New Market , VA 22844

Posted 3 months ago

Position Summary

The COTA Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant provides direct rehab care in occupational therapy to patients upon physician referral under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist (OT) in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements

  • Must be NBCOT certified upon hire, but renewal is optional going forward

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited program in occupational therapy (ASOT)

  • Must be currently registered/licensed in applicable State. Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employment.

  • One (1) year experience in post acute care or related setting preferred

  • Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.

Specific Job Requirements

  • Participates in community health matters/projects as appropriate

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and e mail

  • Liaisons with patients, families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for patient needs

  • Must demonstrate good body mechanics at all times

  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

  • Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility

  • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department

  • Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation

  • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.

  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information

  • Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures

  • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

Essential Functions

  • Must be able to follow occupational treatment plans for patients under the direction of the supervising OT

  • Must be able to chart appropriately and timely

  • Must be able to utilize therapy software appropriately and accurately

  • Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients

  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients

  • Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance

  • Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment

  • Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team

  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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