Position Summary: Administers Occupational Therapy services for patients referred who have physical and/or cognitive disabilities within the scope of practice of a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, exercising professional judgement, knowledge, and skill in implementing treatment plans.
Participates in an interdisciplinary team to plan and implement Occupational Therapy services, staff development programs, and program evaluation/quality management/improvement programs. Acts as a member of the interdisciplinary rehab team by participating in team meetings and performs other duties as assigned by the rehab director to provide a more comprehensive and effective rehabilitation process.Experience:One year of experience as a COTA in a hospital setting is preferred.Education:Minimum of Associate's degree/certificate from an accredited OTA program
Current BLS certification, ability to provide age-specific care across the lifespan (pediatrics, adolescents, aduls, and geriatrics), ability to perform therapeutic modalities neuromuscular techniques (NDT, PNF), ability to perform therapeutic modalities.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS 1. Implement treatment as part of a team using age-specific competencies.2. Participate in conferences with physicians and other members of the therapy team.3.
Complete patient and family education.4. Complete discharge planning in conjunction with the therapy team.5. Complete documentation of patient progress per HCA guidelines.6.
Meet the personal and practical needs of patients, families, and other customers of FPH as described in "Patients First Service". Use appropriate & effective communication skills.7. Accept accountability for completion of assignments, demonstrate reliability & dependability (includingcompliance with the attendance policy), and utilize time and material cost-effectively.8. Continue self-development, provide leadership & actively participate in Performance Improvement Activities. 9.
Reflect HCA values, policies and procedures, and its ethical and compliance principles in daily activities (Code of Conduct). PHYSICAL DEMANDSEssential Functions: Ability to Sit 2 - 3 hours, stand or walk 9 hours. Bending, reaching, twisting.
Assist with lifting patients and equipment (may be over 100 pounds). Lift and carry up to 35 pounds. Push or pull equipment (may be over 100 lbs). Motor coordination and manual dexterity to include precision, speed work and sensory perception. Talking, hearing, visual acuity.
Mental acuity with decision making. Reading, writing and basic math knowledge. Computer skills.Marginal Functions: Stair climbing, kneeling, squatting, typing.