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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Company: Ambercare
Location: Bernalillo
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) provides patients with therapeutic and self-care activities designed to improve the patients abilities in daily life skills. The OTA provides these rehabilitative services to patients in a home health care environment and works under the direction of an Occupational Therapist or Director of Nursing. Essential Duties:

  • Communicates clients' status, changes in condition, changes in care plan and needs to family members, staff and other professionals
  • Maintains regular, predictable, consistent attendance and is flexible to meet the needs of the department
  • Perform all occupational therapy procedures planned and delegated as prescribed by the physician in the clients place of residence as instructed and supervised by the qualified occupational therapist
  • Assist clients to and from treatment or training areas and instruct client in pushing wheelchair, supporting or lifting and positioning in and out of bed
  • May use equipment and devices to assist clients'
  • Assist client with slings, splints and self-help devices to obtain physical independence
  • Observe client for signs of distress and adjust activities accordingly
  • Maintain work areas, ie, cleaning, transporting, storing and inspecting materials and supplies
  • Maintains accurate clinical records, keeping track of goals and progress of clients'
  • Abides by all regulations, policies, procedures and standards
  • Teaches clients' how to properly use exercise techniques
  • Perform other duties as assigned Performance Responsibilities:
    • Maintains positive internal and external customer service relationships
    • Maintains open lines of communication
    • Plans and organizes work effectively and ensures its completion
    • Meets all productivity requirements
    • Demonstrates team behavior and promotes a team-oriented environment
    • Actively participates in Continuous Quality Improvement, educational programs, and staff meetings
    • Represents the organization professionally at all times Position Requirements & Competencies:
      • Must be willing to travel within local geographic area
      • Must possess current CPR and First Aid Certification
      • Certified as an occupational therapy assistant by AOTA, American Occupational Therapy Association
      • 1 year of occupational therapy assistant experience
      • Must meet minimum health and safety requirements for healthcare workers
      • Possess knowledge of principles and practice of occupational therapy
      • Must demonstrate ability to exercise independent judgment with limited supervision
      • Must be comfortable working in a home health care setting within a client's residence Addus provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. To apply via text, text 1082 to

Keywords: Ambercare, Rio Rancho , Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), Healthcare , Bernalillo, New Mexico

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