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Title: C.O.T.A. - Rehab Services, PRN
Location: United States-Utah-Salt Lake City-St. Mark's Hospital
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The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant PRN shall be responsible forproviding, under the direction of an occupational therapist,therapeutic interventions in a team environment consistent with theposition's qualifications, professional practices and ethical standards.The COTA shall also demonstrate accountability for and contributionto program development, quality improvement, and problem solvingand productivity enhancement in a flexible team fashion.
Key Accountabilities / Competencies
Quality/Quantity of Work: The amount of work accomplished in a workday and the accuracy with which agiven task of known difficulty is completed (productivity). Performs quarterly chart audits on peers andreviews personal chart audits to demonstrate knowledge of any necessary improvement in quality of work.
Demonstrates knowledge of the occurence reporting system and uses the system to report potentiallyunsafe issues.
Documentation: All interaction with patients is substantiated clearly in daily notes in compliance of the 24-hour policy. Occurrence times reflect when treatment occurred.
Initiative/Effectiveness: Resourceful, able to recognize and implement tasks, willingness to put forth effortin starting and following through with an activity; makes constructive suggestions.
Leadership Ability: The ability to get positive results/outcomes through teamwork. Your ability to makedecisions and take the actions necessary to effectively implement these decisions. The employee's conductreinforces the company's values and promotes Code of Conduct.
Patient Education: To educate the patient and his/her family about the patient's evaluation and treatmentand document education in the multidisciplinary screen.
Patient Treatment: To follow a prescribed treatment plan with appropriate and safe therapy sessions anddocument interventions daily. In the event of extraordinary circumstances, complete an occurence report inMeditech.
Professional Conduct: The mutual atmosphere of cooperation that exists with others. Yourability/willingness to tactfully and with diplomacy, deal with patients, family members, physicians andfellow staff members to achieve a common goal.
Professional Knowledge/Experience: Understanding of basic principles, techniques andpractical/theoretical know-how as it relates to your position. This includes regular attendance andparticipation at program inservice sessions and assisting the program director in identifying the educationalneeds of the team. Employee demonstrates effective ability to deal with students.
Safety: Consciously promotes safety in the work environment, careful with equipment, materials andsupplies. Reports unsafe conditions promptly.
Shifts for this position include: Mondays, Fridays, every other weekend, alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The therapist must hold a current Utah Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant license from DOPL. Maintains current BLS certification.
The incumbent must have the minimum of a two-year associates degree program approved by the AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association).
Acute and Rehabilitation experience; one year of work is preferred.
National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy renewed annually.