EncompassCare, a provider of social services, home health therapy, and short- and long-term medical and rehabilitation care, is seeking compassionate and driven Occupational Therapy Assistants/COTAs to our home health therapy team in the Lima, OH, area.
EncompassCare provides therapy in our patients' homes that produces measurable outcomes through therapy interventions to truly make a difference in someone's life. We treat each individual on the basis of his/her personal goals, medical conditions, and environment to create a personalized care plan to meet the needs of our patients.
Along with our family focused culture, we offer a competitive compensation package for PRN Occupational Therapy Assistants/COTAs.
The Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant will implement the plan of care as established by the OTR/L and the physician upholding excellence with quality of care.
This is a PRN position with variable hours/visits.
EncompassCare believes each employee makes a significant contribution to the quality of life of our patients and the success of the organization. Employee contributions are not limited by assigned job responsibilities. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline essential functions, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the employee to the responsibilities identified. It is EncompassCare's expectation that each individual will be flexible in offering their services to ensure the highest quality care to our patients.
Because EncompassCare exists to care for our patients, regular attendance and punctuality are essential to provide quality care.
Commitment to EncompassCare mission and values.
Must be in good physical condition as the position requires the ability to stand on one's feet throughout the day, as well as, push, pull, move and/or lift repetitively a minimum of 10 pounds up to greater than 50 pounds occasionally.
Must be able to complete performance requirements independently while using good judgment as well as have the ability to harmoniously work with others.
Leadership ability to take action and achieve results through others.
Must be able to read, write and understand the English language.
Ensures a safe environment and utilizes tools and equipment in a safe manner complying with all infection control, universal precautions, and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
Reports all hazardous conditions including incidents, injuries, and equipment to supervisor/appropriate personnel immediately.
Responds to and acts appropriately in emergency or disaster situations.
Adheres to all policies of the company, including job description, certification requirements, mission statement, HIPAA, confidentiality standards, and patient rights.
Adapts to changes in responsibilities in a positive manner, is receptive to new ways of completing tasks, and is flexible in carrying out assignments.
Communicates effectively and professionally while maintaining patient confidentiality when corresponding with patients, patients' family, occupational therapist and other healthcare professionals.
Performs and conducts work responsibilities and interactions in an honest, ethical, and cooperative manner using effective judgment and decision making.
Knowledge of all Agency regulatory standards including policies, procedures, and proper Home Health bag technique
Identifies and communicates with supervising OTR the need for reassessment of patients when necessary
Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice
Conducts individual OT treatments following the established POC under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist
Assists with the development of appropriate Home Exercise Program to maintain and enhance the performance of the patient in their own environment
Demonstrates flexibility in visit scheduling and patient assignments
Documents measureable objective data related to patient's function and accurately assesses patient's response to treatment
Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in planning and implementation of patient therapy programs
Communicates in a positive, clear, professional manner with patients, families and other healthcare team members, especially when providing education
Attention to detail with the ability to work independently
Attends and participates in scheduled training, education classes and meetings as required
Responds timely to patients, family members and other healthcare team members
Collaborates with other team members to meet the ongoing needs of the patients
Ability to adjust and adapt to changing situations/environments
Maintains a clean, safe work environment, including proper care of Company provided equipment
Follows EncompassCare policies and procedures regarding timeliness of documentation, submission of payroll and prescheduling of patient visits