Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Cota

Banner Health Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted 8 months ago

The future is full of possibilities. At Banner Staffing Services, we're excited about what the future holds for health care.

Our team has come together with the common goal: Make health care easier, so life can be better. If you're ready to change lives, we want to hear from you.

As the internal staffing (registry) provider for Banner Health, Banner Staffing Services (BSS) provides opportunities within one of the country's leading health systems. The BSS team is dedicated to providing personal attention and professional support for its employees.

Registry opportunities are a great way to market your skills within Banner Health. As a BSS employee, you are eligible to apply (at any time) as an internal applicant to any regular full-time or part-time opportunities within Banner Health.

In addition, registry employment through BSS offers:

Competitive wages

Paid orientation

Flexible Schedules (select positions)

Fewer Shifts Cancelled

Weekly pay
403(b) Pre-tax retirement plan

Employee Assistance Program

Employee wellness program

Discount Entertainment tickets

Restaurant/Shopping discounts

Auto Purchase Plan

BSS Registry positions do not have guaranteed hours and no medical benefits package is offered. BSS requires: Completion of post-offer Occupational Health physical assessment, drug screen and background check (includes; employment, criminal and education).

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About Banner Staffing Service AZ

Supporting Banner Health, Banner Staffing Services offers a world of opportunities to make an impact on one of the country's leading health systems. In addition, Staffing Services provides the best training in the business, so you can hit the ground running as you enjoy unequaled clinical variety, professional flexibility and lifestyle choices.

We provide registry and travel assignments throughout the western United States. The registry allows you to create your own schedule by offering opportunities in a variety of hospital, home care and primary care settings. Banner Travel offers short-term assignments of three twelve-hour shifts per week.

Our pay rates are highly competitive, and we offer training in the country's most advanced simulation center. You will also enjoy the stability only an organization as large and successful as Banner Health can offer.

About Banner Health

Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position is responsible for the administration of occupational therapy treatment under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist, in accordance with physician referral, state and local organizational standards, regulatory agencies, and established departmental policies and procedures. This position demonstrates the clinical competence and knowledge necessary to provide treatment appropriate to the age of the patients served.

Essential Functions

  • Administers occupational therapy treatment according to the plan of care established by the Occupational Therapist. Implements individualized treatment plan with consideration to the patient's physical, social, spiritual, cultural, educational and age specific needs.

    Provides skilled treatment in a safe manner. Monitors ongoing effectiveness of treatment and collaborates with Occupational Therapist in modifying the plan of care when indicated. Identifies and prioritizes key limiting factors.

    Participates in discharge planning. Involves patient and family/caregiver in the treatment and decision making process. Provides ongoing education to physician, nurse, patient, family/caregiver, and interdisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrates understanding of scope of practice. Documents communication with supervising Occupational Therapist.

    Communicates any significant change in the patient's physical function, behavior, and/or tolerance to treatment to the supervising Occupational Therapist. Makes recommendations to Occupational Therapist on additions to or modifications of referring orders. Appropriately collaborates with the Occupational Therapist to modify/update treatment goals so they are functional, measurable, patient related and reflect key limiting factors. Refers patient when treatment requires skills of Occupational Therapist

  • Documents according to standards set by the department and regulatory agencies. Documents legibly.

    Completes documentation within the established time frames of the department. Documents innovative and individualized treatment techniques/plan. Documentation reflects comprehensive assessment of patient's progress or lack of progress

  • Communicates pertinent patient information to ensure the best possible follow through of care. Communicates treatment results and patient progress to physicians, nurses, patient, family/caregiver and the interdisciplinary team.

    Communicates in a clear and timely manner. Defends treatment rationale with standard practices and/or current literature.

  • Exhibits adaptability in assignments as it relates to caseload, scheduling, and staffing shifts. Takes initiative to assist in other patient care areas and accepts responsibility for all patient care needs

  • Demonstrates appropriate supervision and delegation of personnel to achieve safe delivery of quality cost effective patient care. Supervision and delegation of the Therapy Technician and COTA student complies with department policies and regulatory agencies.

    Participates in the training and orientation of new personnel. Assures competency of personnel, prior to delegation of task.

  • Department operational Activities. Follow up to obtain pertinent information.

    Participates in department/facility process improvement. Meets productivity standards set by the department

Minimum Qualifications

Must have graduated from an Occupational Therapy Assistant program accredited by the AOTA, or equivalent.

Must possess a current Occupational Therapy Assistant license from the State of practice. BLS certification required.

Relates throughout the interview process their clinical competency, experience, training and education they have received that is required to perform the job

Preferred Qualifications

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.



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