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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
9/2/2019
Job Category:
Occupational Therapy
Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)
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ROLE SUMMARY Works under the direction and supervision of the Occupational Therapist to perform duties to provide occupational therapy care and related tasks as delegated by the supervising# occupational therapist.# The Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) may also carry out routine occupational therapy functions such as supervision of aides and documentation of treatment progress.# # CORE RESPONSIBILITIES # Performs occupational therapy treatment of patients which includes direct application of modalities, instruction in the use of adaptive equipment, safety and instruction in therapeutic exercises per treatment plans established by the occupational therapist. Observes, records and reports to the occupational therapist and physician, when appropriate, the patient reaction to treatment and any changes in the patient#s condition.# Documents, in the patient record, appropriate data for the treatment(s) provided. Instructs other health team personnel, such as home health or occupational therapy aides and family members, in certain phases of occupational therapy with which they may assist the patient.# Attends care plan conferences when appropriate. Acknowledges orders and inputs charges into the computer as needed. Teaches educational classes for groups or individuals on topics relevant to occupational therapy. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES # Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment and attention to detail Ability to assess, evaluate, explain, teach, problem solve using critical thinking; and perform calculations MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS # Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant school Wyoming Occupational Therapy Assistant license AHA BLS PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS # Prior experience as an Occupational Therapy Assistant

ROLE SUMMARY

Works under the direction and supervision of the Occupational Therapist to perform duties to provide occupational therapy care and related tasks as delegated by the supervising occupational therapist. The Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) may also carry out routine occupational therapy functions such as supervision of aides and documentation of treatment progress.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Performs occupational therapy treatment of patients which includes direct application of modalities, instruction in the use of adaptive equipment, safety and instruction in therapeutic exercises per treatment plans established by the occupational therapist.

2. Observes, records and reports to the occupational therapist and physician, when appropriate, the patient reaction to treatment and any changes in the patient's condition. Documents, in the patient record, appropriate data for the treatment(s) provided.

3. Instructs other health team personnel, such as home health or occupational therapy aides and family members, in certain phases of occupational therapy with which they may assist the patient. Attends care plan conferences when appropriate.

4. Inputs charges into the computer as needed.

5. Teaches educational classes for groups or individuals on topics relevant to occupational therapy.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES

* Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
* Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment and attention to detail
* Ability to assess, evaluate, explain, teach, problem solve using critical thinking; and perform calculations

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

* Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant school
* Wyoming Occupational Therapy Assistant license
* BLS

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Prior experience as an Occupational Therapy Assistant

About Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is a nonprofit, county hospital located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Established in 1867, CRMC is one of the oldest hospitals in the western United States, a community-centered hospital with a mission to care for every patient who passes through its doors. Originally founded to serve the needs of railroad and military workers, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center now offers complete cardiac, neurological, orthopedic, cancer, trauma and general medical care. Cheyenne Regional is a 218-bed premier regional healthcare system that prides itself on delivering the highest standard of quality care to meet the region's growing healthcare needs. Our highly trained physicians and employees, state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technologies ensure our patients will receive exceptional care close to home. Cheyenne Regional is a regional and national leader for providing advanced healthcare service. CRMC was featured on the Discovery Channel as the first hospital in the nation to use the Stealth Treon neurosurgical navigation system.