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Occupational Therapist Assistant COTA

Company: Aegis Therapies
Location: Lihue
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

Aegis Therapies - is one of the nation's leading providers of rehabilitation and wellness services. We offer short-term and long-term therapy services in over 1,100 locations in 36 states.Aegis specializes in providing services that adapt to each individual's needs, using leading-edge technology and innovation to help restore strength and confidence after illness, injury or surgery. More importantly we help individuals return to the activities they love.When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards while building your professional skills and reaching your most ambitious goals - whether in a home health setting, outpatient, occupational, physical or speech therapy, medially oriented gyms or office support.Occupational Therapist Assistant for Home HealthTreating in the communityGENERAL PURPOSECarries out effective patient treatment plans to restore, compensate or adapt for loss of patient function, which are established by the licensed/registered therapist. Plans conform to federal, state and professional standards.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  • Visits Home Health patients for implementation of the occupational therapy care plan as established by the licensed therapist. Administers prescribed occupational therapy treatment programs. Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care. Helps patients accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment to facilitate independence in patients
  • Administers therapy treatments according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician and licensed therapist. Modifies treatments in conjunction with licensed therapist as necessary to achieve desired outcome
  • Completes an effective discharge plan in conjunction with trans-disciplinary team throughout episode of care. Ensures smooth and timely transition from skilled treatment to outpatient/wellness programs as appropriate for individual patients
  • Communicates treatment plan and progress with patient, family and caregivers in conjunction with licensed therapist
  • Remains knowledgeable of state practice acts and ensures the level of supervision they receive meets standards. Does not provide treatment outside of practice act limits
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad).
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to treatment location infection control policies and protocols and keeping information confidential per company and federal requirements. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with treatment location and department procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Provides services in multiple settings (including skilled nursing, assisted living, patient homes, and outpatient) as determined by supervisor and patient/resident need including community based services such as home health and wellness activities as required
  • Travel is required to perform jobQUALIFICATIONS
    • High school diploma or equivalent, preferred
    • Graduate from an Occupational Therapy Assistant program
    • Current licensure as Occupational Therapy Assistant in practicing state and/or nationally certified
    • Ability to travel to patient homes within designated geographic area.
    • Valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance
    • Current CPR certification
    • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendanceKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORS
      • Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing
      • Good problem-solving skills
      • Good computer skills including use of desktop computers and handheld devices with ability to learn company or customer systems
      • Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient, employee and company proprietary information
      • Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levelsPHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
        • Mobility, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, walking, heavy lifting, fine hand coordination, ability to hear, ability to read and write, ability to detect odors, and ability to remain calm under stress.
        • Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication with patients, staff, family, visitors, etc.
        • Vision (corrected) adequate for reading.
        • Intelligible speech and normal language / cognitive skills.
        • Must be able to push patients in a wheelchair or stretchers.*
        • Lifting of patients*, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds rarely.
        • Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day.
        • Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead.
        • Must be able to transfer patients.*
        • Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients / caregivers.
        • Work in a fast-paced clinical environment.
        • Weekend and holiday work may be required.
        • Work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.
          • Several task and job duties involve a risk of exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).

Keywords: Aegis Therapies, Maui , Occupational Therapist Assistant COTA, Healthcare , Lihue, Hawaii

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