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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Company: ClearSky Health
Location: Rio Rancho
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Our hospital provides high-quality care that transforms the lives of those living with disabling injuries and illnesses. We distinguish ourselves through our commitment to excellence, to our patients, to our employees, and to the communities we serve.The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) provides rehabilitative services to individuals with physical impairments, under the direction of the Occupational Therapist. The position also monitors the patient's program and records patient's progress for the Occupational Therapist. This position must integrate company values into daily practice.Essential FunctionsAssists Occupational Therapist in determining patient abilities and/or limitations in establishing treatment goals and in planning appropriate occupational therapy treatment.Under the direction of the Occupational Therapist, completes documentation of patient status/progress for assigned patients. Reports observation of patient performance to Occupational Therapist.Provides age-related and culturally sensitive delivery of patient care services.Collaborates with the patient, team members, and area staff during the rehabilitation process to ensure quality care. Coordinates with interdisciplinary team on patient needs, treatment modifications, and progress.Assists in safe and efficient management and maintenance of the therapy program areas, equipment and supplies. Adheres to treatment and safety precautions, including emergency response.May be required to work during inclement weather and other staffing emergencies.Minimum Job RequirementsMinimum Education & ExperienceOne year of direct patient care experience in rehabilitation hospital setting preferred.Required Licenses, Certifications, and/or DocumentationCurrent state licensure as a COTA required.Current Basic Life Support/CPR card required.Required Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesDemonstrates competency in the provision of care according to established standards.Demonstrates appropriate application of age specific standards, policies and procedures and guidelines in caring for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patientsDemonstrates critical thinking skills.Demonstrates an understanding of treatment costs and financial support as they relate to quality and efficiency.Demonstrates general computer skills including data entry, word processing, email, and records management.Demonstrates critical thinking skills.Effective organizational and time management skills.Effective written and verbal communication skills.Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and complete complex tasks.Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection prevention standards.Ability to work independently.Ability to maintain proper levels of confidentiality.Ability to work closely and professionally with others at all levels of the organization.Physical Requirements over the course of a shiftA significant amount of standing, walking, bending, squatting, reaching, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling, often for prolonged periodsBoth gross and precise motor functionsLifting/exerting of up to 50 lbsPossible exposure to bodily fluidsVisual acuity required for patient assessment and documentation of careAcute hearing required for accurate patient assessmentSufficient manual dexterity to operate equipment and computer keyboardClose vision and the ability to adjust focusOur Community: With sunshine 300 days of the year, fishing, camping, hiking and biking all year round and the ability to enjoy your winters with activities such as skiing, sledding or snowmobiling just 45 minutes away - Rio Rancho is the place to live, work, and play. Rio Rancho is the 3rd largest city in New Mexico, the fastest growing community in the state and has been recognized as one of "America s 50 Best Cities to Live" citing exceptional public schools and well below national average crime rates (24/7 Wall Street). If you're looking for more than just a beautiful climate, we have an amazing opportunity to join our incredible team at ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Rio Rancho. We are a 25 bed, all private room-inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. As you enter our hospital you are welcomed not only by our staff, but a beautiful floor-to-ceiling fireplace that is perfect for those chilly evenings where our patients and staff are able to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. We provide superior care and amazing outcomes for our patients who have had something devastating happen in their lives. We are able to join our patients on their journeys, while giving them their independence back. The most exciting thing is when we all participate in the celebration of every patient s hard work and dedication that they have reached their goals upon discharge. Every time our patient rings the independence day bell and receives their certificate of completion on their rehabilitation, it s a beautiful reminder of why we do what we do every day.

Keywords: ClearSky Health, Rio Rancho , Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), Healthcare , Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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