Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (Cota) - NHC Healthcare Fort Sanders

National Healthcare Corporation Knoxville , TN 37902

Posted 4 weeks ago

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at NHC HealthCare Fort Sanders

NHC Fort Sanders is currently seeking a PRN Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) to join their team of professionals in providing occupational therapy services for patients who require rehabilitative treatment to help restore strength, balance, and confidence after illness, injury, decline, or surgery. The team at NHC Fort Sanders work in an interdisciplinary environment to develop individual treatment plans for every patient using evidence based treatment techniques for maximizing functional outcome!

The occupational therapy assistant is a skilled technical worker who performs occupational therapy treatments and related duties as assigned by the occupational therapist. This work is carried out under the direction and supervision of the occupational therapist in accordance with the rules and regulations of the state within which the assistant practices.


  • Must be a graduate of an AOTA accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Program and initially certified or eligible for certification by the NCBOT

  • Must have Tennessee COTA ( Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant ) license

  • Must have reliable transportation, a positive attitude, and be a team player

  • This position could transition to a part-time or full-time position.

  • Prior SNF, Matrix, & Casamba experience a plus

Competencies Required:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, materials and equipment used in occupational therapy.

  • Knowledge of the possible hazards to patients and necessary precautionary measures during treatment.

  • Ability to understand and follow the directions of the occupational therapist pertaining to treatment programs, documentation and the policies and procedures of the location served.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, family and other personnel and to obtain their cooperation in the treatment prescribed.

  • Must demonstrate professional attitude, behavior and appearance.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with all departments and disciplines following established policies, procedures or guidelines of the location served.

  • Ability to perform the mental, physical, and emotional requirements of the job.

  • Must be able to take direction from the occupational therapist in an accurate and professional manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide occupational therapy services under the direction of the occupational therapist.

  • Assist the occupational therapist when performing tests, evaluations, and treatment procedures. Assist in collecting data in accordance with professional standards and state regulations.

  • Observe, record and report to the therapist, the conditions, reactions, and responses of patients.

  • Maintain documentation according to procedures of the location served and assures that legal and third party reimbursement requirements are met.

  • Assist the occupational therapist in consulting with patients, family members, and other health care professionals as appropriate.

  • Assist the occupational therapist with in-service programs and other activities as assigned.

  • Assist with regular checks for safety, care, and cleaning of equipment and maintenance of safe, clean and professional work area and other related items as requested.

  • Must be able to maintain patient information as confidential.

  • Must be aware of the effects, consequences, and ramifications of treatment procedures.

  • Assist occupational therapist as directed in performing public relations functions including contacts with the medical and general community in promoting occupational therapy services.

National HealthCare Corporation is recognized nationwide as an innovator in the delivery of quality long-term care. Our goal is to provide a full range of extended care services, designed to maximize the well-being and independence of patients of all ages. We are dedicated to meeting patient needs through an interdisciplinary approach combining compassionate care with cost-effective health care services.

The NHC environment is one of encouragement and challenge ... innovation and improvement ... teamwork and collaboration ... and honesty and integrity. All NHC employees are committed as partners, not only to the health of our patients, but to the well-being of the communities we serve.

NHC offers competitive PRN rates. If you are interested in working for a leader in senior care and share NHC's values of honesty and integrity, please apply today and find out more about us at nhccare.com/locations/fort-sanders/


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