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Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant / COTA - Home Hea - Good Shepherd At Home - Occupational Therapy

at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network

Posted: 6/19/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 105952
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Good Shepherd At Home - Occupational Therapy

1

Per Diem

Day / Evening

Hours will vary

A.S. - Associates of Science
COTA - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
1 year of experience required

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is the 8th largest rehabilitation network in the U.S. Good Shepherd has over 100 years supporting rehabilitation services for stroke, orthopedic, brain and spinal trauma, amputations, MSK, orthopedic and neuro services. We are excited to announce Good Shepherd at Home; our newest division in home health care. Due to our immediate growth we are seeking skilled PRN Physical Therapists in the following counties.

· Northampton County, Pennsylvania

· Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

· Carbon County, Pennsylvania

· Bucks County, Pennsylvania

· Berks County, Pennsylvania

· Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Job Summary:

The Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant promotes optimal physical function, comfort, and quality of life and prevents progression of deformity through administration of medically prescribed occupational therapy services under the direction of the occupational therapist.

ESSENTIAL RESULTS AND COMPETENCIES:

1.

DELIVERS QUALITY CARE

By providing identified interventions and monitoring client's responses under the direction of an occupational therapist.

2.

RECORDS PATIENT INFORMATION

By documenting, dating, and authenticating all client/patient information as per department policy, completing daily statistics, completing all documentation needed for reimbursement, reviewing and updating patient/client documentation as per facility policy, providing written updates to other staff, physicians, families under the direction of the OT

3.

PROVIDES PATIENT/CLIENTS WITH QUALITY POSITIONING, FUNCTION AND COMFORT

Assessing wheelchair/seating needs, consulting with other staff, performing wheelchair repairs/modifications, recommending new/alternative wheelchair supports/equipment, serving as resource person to clients, families, staff regarding wheelchair/seating needs.

4.

DEVELOPS AND ENHANCES PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

By attending department in-services, participating in continuing education, providing in-services/teaching to staff, patient/clients, families, other health care professionals, supervising students/volunteers, independently reviewing current literature.

5.

DEVELOPS LEADERSHIP SKILLS

By assisting with supervision of appropriate staff, assisting with development of schedules and programs, proposing and problem solving alternative approaches, providing input for the growth of others.

6.

EDUCATES STAFF, STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS

By supervising educational experiences as requested and providing instruction with verbal and written feedback as appropriate.

7.

MAINTAINS CONFIDENTIALITY AND PROTECTS CLIENT INFORMATION

By securing all information in confidential space, following facility confidentiality policy.

8.

PROMOTES A SAFE AND CLEAN WORK ENVIRONMENT

By ensuring good operation of all equipment, assisting with cleaning/housekeeping of department, following facility policies and procedures for infection control and life safety, following standards for proper body mechanics during all activities.

9.

CONTRIBUTES TO THE TEAM EFFORT

By embracing change to achieve common goals, demonstrating and promoting a positive work environment, contributing to the development of others. By attending and actively participating in staff meetings, serving as representative of the Wheelchair and Seating department, serving as liaison between therapy departments and internal/external contacts, serving as resource person for staff, clients, families, community members, participating in departmental and GS events/activities which are supportive of our mission.

10.

COMPLIES WITH GOVERNMENTAL LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES/REQUIREMENTS

By understanding and adhering to current standards of practice for their discipline and guides for professional conduct including the code of ethics and practice guidelines established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Minimum Education Requirements: Graduate of an accredited COTA program or an associates' degree.

Minimum Experience Requirements: Minimum of one year experience in home health or experience in setting equal to requirements of an acute care setting.

Minimum License Requirements: Current licensure to practice as a COTA in Pennsylvania by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs. Valid CPR certification at hire or within first 90 days of employment and valid driver's license required.

GOOD SHEPHERD'S UNIVERSAL FLU PROGRAM

As a health-care provider, we have a professional and ethical obligation to protect our patients and residents from developing further complications.

To protect our patients and residents, Good Shepherd is now requiring influenza (flu) vaccinations for all Associates, licensed independent practitioners, contracted, agency and temporary employees, students and volunteers.

Good Shepherd is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.