Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Northern Light Continuing Care, Lakewood

Provide directed occupational therapy treatment under the supervision of an occupational therapist. Participates in rehab department PI, department meetings and hospital wide activities to promote staff development and patient safety.

Assist with the development of department strategic goals that assist with the achievement of NLH’s mission and vision. Act as a backup for the activities coordinator and assist as needed for swing bed patients.

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Responsibilities:

SERVICE
• Assists in the administration of standard evaluation procedures appropriate for the individual referral based on age and diagnosis as requested by the therapist.
• Provides treatment as outlined in the therapist’s plan integrating knowledge and skills in the delivery of care based on standards of practice.
• Progresses programs as outlined in the therapist’s plan.
• Participates in patient discharge planning and equipment ordering.
• Provides education to patients, families and or caregivers regarding therapeutic interventions to meet the needs of the patient.
• Consults and collaborates with physicians and other health care professionals regarding treatment and patient status.
• Thoroughly and accurately documents patient progress and re-evaluation findings.
• Thoroughly and accurately documents treatments provided.
• Thoroughly and accurately documents patient discharge status.
• Thoroughly and accurately completes all pertinent paperwork according to assigned work area.
• Assists in planning and coordination of learning experiences that will enable students to achieve clinical objectives.
• Precepts students in a manner that enables students to demonstrate maximal performance.
• Completes and discusses weekly feedback forms and midterm and final evaluation with the student.

QUALITY
• Utilizes scheduled time with each patient effectively adapting schedule or treatment to meet the needs of the patient.
• Achieves expected outcomes of patient care within assistant’s control.
• Modifies communication to level of patient/family understanding and accommodates for differences in learning styles/needs.
• Seeks assistance with patient care issues as appropriate from supervisor.
• Utilizes Rehab Equipment Tech effectively for patient equipment, clothing modification and supply ordering

FINANCE
• Accurately documents charges according to treatment provided.
• Meets productivity standards.

GROWTH
• Maintains own patient schedule effectively.
• Reports scheduling/case load issues to senior therapist.
• Collaborates with therapy scheduler to provide appointment times.

Competencies and Skills

Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.
Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.
Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.
Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.
 

Credentials

Required Licensed OT Assistant
 

Education

Required Associate’s Degree
 

Working Conditions

Lifting, moving and loading 20 to 30 pounds.

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