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Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)
Valhalla Post Acute | Louisville, Kentucky
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Job Summary

Perform occupational therapy programs under the general supervision of an occupational therapist.


* Assist in administering programs involving functional skills including activities of daily, pre-vocational, vocational homemaking skills.
* Instruct, motivate and assist, assist patients/residents in learning and improving functional skills.
* Observe patients/residents during treatments and compile data on responses to treatments and progress. Report orally or in writing to supervising occupational therapist.
* Assist in evaluation of patient/resident daily living skills and capacities to determine the extent of abilities and limitations.
* design and adapt equipment and working/living environment
* Assist in instructing patient/resident and family in home programs as well as care and use of adaptive equipment.
* Document patient/resident progress toward established goals.
* Establish and maintain good public relations with patients/residents families and other center guest. Show empathy toward patients/residents as needed. Adhere to requirements of resident/patient Bill of Rights.
* Follow established infection control precautions; adhere to Universal Blood and Body Fluid Precautions, following policy and center specific infection control policies and procedures.
* Observe safety needs of patients/residents. Identify safety and security hazards and report to appropriate personnel after ensuring patient/resident is out of immediate danger.
* Assist in maintaining supplies and equipment.
* Maintain billing records
* Follow policies and procedures related to body mechanics, transfer, body positioning and mobility as outlined in the Nursing Policies and Procedures Manual.
* Attend seminars and other educational programs related to occupational therapy as required to maintain active licensure status.
* Participate in scheduled in-service programs and staff meetings.
* Maintain confidentiality of necessary information.
* Utilize supplies and equipment properly and without waste
* Think and act calmly and logically to meet unusual occurrences of the job without being thrown off stride.
* Perform any miscellaneous work assignments as may be required.

Job requirements.

* Credentialed graduate of an accredited two-year Occupational Therapist Assistant program and certified according to national requirements. Licensed in the state where practicing if required.
* Prior experience preferred.
* Ability to lift 50 pounds, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
* must be capable of executing all terms and conditions set forth in the Employee Handbook, including but not limited to:
* Work in a safety conscious manner to ensure that others in the workplace are not at risk.
* Comply with local, state and federal regulations in addition to company policies and procedures.
* Interact in a tactful, diplomatic and humanistic manner with residents, families, visitors and co-workers to provide a safe, efficient and therapeutically effective caring environment to ensure the self-respect, personal dignity, rights and physical safety of each resident and center guest.
* Maintain a dependable attendance record and adhere to standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene and dress code.