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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Company: Addus HomeCare
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPosition Summary: The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) provides patients with therapeutic and self-care activities designed to improve the patients abilities in daily life skills. The OTA provides these rehabilitative services to patients in a home health care environment and works under the direction of an Occupational Therapist or Director of Nursing.Essential Duties:Communicates clients' status, changes in condition, changes in care plan and needs to family members, staff and other professionalsMaintains regular, predictable, consistent attendance and is flexible to meet the needs of the departmentPerform all occupational therapy procedures planned and delegated as prescribed by the physician in the clients place of residence as instructed and supervised by the qualified occupational therapistAssist clients to and from treatment or training areas and instruct client in pushing wheelchair, supporting or lifting and positioning in and out of bedMay use equipment and devices to assist clients'Assist client with slings, splints and self-help devices to obtain physical independenceObserve client for signs of distress and adjust activities accordinglyMaintain work areas, i.e., cleaning, transporting, storing and inspecting materials and suppliesMaintains accurate clinical records, keeping track of goals and progress of clients'Abides by all regulations, policies, procedures and standardsTeaches clients' how to properly use exercise techniquesPerform other duties as assignedPerformance Responsibilities:Maintains positive internal and external customer service relationshipsMaintains open lines of communicationPlans and organizes work effectively and ensures its completionMeets all productivity requirementsDemonstrates team behavior and promotes a team-oriented environmentActively participates in Continuous Quality Improvement, educational programs, and staff meetingsRepresents the organization professionally at all timesPosition Requirements Competencies:Must be willing to travel within local geographic areaMust possess current CPR and First Aid CertificationCertified as an occupational therapy assistant by AOTA, American Occupational Therapy Association1 year of occupational therapy assistant experienceMust meet minimum health and safety requirements for healthcare workersPossess knowledge of principles and practice of occupational therapyMust demonstrate ability to exercise independent judgment with limited supervisionMust be comfortable working in a home health care setting within a client's residenceAddus provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Addus HomeCare, Waukegan , Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Healthcare , Waukegan, Illinois

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