To assist in providing quality patient care while maintaining positive levels of interaction with facilities and clients, under the direction of a licensed or registered Occupational Therapist. Adheres to applicable state regulation concerning occupational therapy.
- Under the direction of a licensed Occupational Therapist, the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant optimizes functional abilities and skills of patients in Reliant Rehabilitation facilities by:
- assisting in screening and initial evaluation of all patients;
- implementing treatment for all assigned patients;
- delivering treatment according to the established treatment plan;
- accurately documenting progress toward objectives and communicating patient status and needs to the patient, the patient’s family, the staff and other professionals.
- Provides direct supervision to any Reliant Rehabilitation Rehab Aide in skilled tasks during group and individual treatment in a manner that promotes appropriate utilization of resources and development of clinical skills in accordance with State Practice Acts and Reliant Rehabilitation company policy.
- Builds a strong rehabilitation care practice within each facility by:
- establishing and maintaining courteous and helpful interaction patterns with staff, patients and families which reflects sensitivity to individual needs and a problems solving approach;
- contributing to facility patient care, utilization review, administrative staff/department head, and family conference activities/communications as directed by the Occupational Therapist;
- establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other health care professionals and colleagues in the community;
- maintaining awareness of change in patient populations, patient conditions and programs and keeping the licensed or registered occupational therapist informed directly and in a timely manner, of patient progress and facility issues;
- adhering to the requirements of the Patient’s Bill of Rights and established facility policies and procedures related to environmental safety, orderliness, risk management, infection control and emergency situations;
- Enhancing clinical expertise, professional and management skills through interaction with managers, therapists and other professional staff, self-study, and other continuing education activities;
- Maintaining valid state license (where appropriate);
- Obtains membership and participate in professional organizations maintain awareness of issues related to the profession of Occupational Therapy and the health care environment;
- Understands managed care/Prospective Payment System (PPS) billing and treatment guidelines, as well as, provides quality care as well as reasonable goals and outcomes within the guidelines;
- Remains compliant with infection control procedures and environmental safety protocol within a facility;
- Maintains confidentiality of all Reliant Rehabilitation, health care facility and Patient Health Information (PHI).
- Team Player
- Excellent communicator with accurate, concise, and organized oral and written presentations of information to patients and staff.
- Listening, reading and comprehension skills for analyzing reports, charts and correspondence.
- Effective clinical problem solving skills (e.g. identify and prioritize issues in a responsive manner, develop sound and innovative action plans, execute action plans in a timely basis, ensure appropriate results, etc.)
- Graduate of an ACOTE school for Occupational Therapy Assistants.
- Valid NBCOT certification as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.
- Valid state license (where appropriate).
- Valid driver’s license.