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Occupational Therapy Assistant - COTA at Interim HealthCare

Occupational Therapy Assistant - COTA

Interim HealthCare Atlanta, GA Full Time
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 Atlanta, Fulton County

Interim HealthCare of Atlanta, GA is seeking  a full time Home Care Occupational Therapist  Assistants (COTA) to join our team. THIS POSITION PAYS THE BEST RATES IN TOWN ! Work a flexible schedule maintaining a healthy work/life balance while receiving top notch pay and an impressive benefits package. We’ve been providing stellar careers to stellar people for over 50 years and YOU could be next.

General Purpose:

Occupational therapy assistants provide services for treating impairments, functional limitations, disabilities or changes in physical function and health status under the direction and supervision of the treating occupational therapist and in accordance with the patient’s plan of care, accepted standards of professional practice, applicable law and regulation, as well as applicable Interim HealthCare policies, procedures and clinical pathways.

Essential Functions:

  • Participates in ongoing interdisciplinary assessment of the patient.
  • Acts at the direction and under the supervision of the treating occupational therapist and in accordance with the plan of care.
  • Participates in the development and evaluation of the plan of care in partnership with the patient, representative (if any), and caregiver(s).
  • Provides services that are ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care.
  • Assists the treating occupational therapist in documenting a patient’s progress and response to treatment.
  • Teaches task-oriented therapeutic activities designed to restore physical function, as well as sensory-integrative function,
  • Teaches compensatory technique to improve the level of independence in the activities of daily living (ADLs).
  • Completes and submits timely, legible, accurate, relevant, and sufficient clinical documentation (written or electronic) addressing the treatment and interventions provided, the patient’s response to the treatment and interventions, and the patient’s progress toward goals in accordance with professional standards of practice, policy and procedures, and payor requirements.
  • Counsels and educates the patient and the family, and other caregivers to promote patient progress toward mutually established goals and in meeting healthcare related needs.
  • Effectively communicates with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team providing care to promote coordination of patient care and planning for discharge
  • Communicates with all physicians involved in the plan of care and other health care practitioners (as appropriate) related to the current plan of care.
  • Participates in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program.
  • Participates in in-services or training, as requested.
  • Participates in the Office’s Emergency Preparedness program, as requested.
  • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
  • Accesses personal health information (“PHI”) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities.  Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.

Licensure, Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Current GA OTA licensure in good standing
  • A graduate of an occupational therapy education program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), or its successor organizations of ACOTE and is eligible to take, or has successfully completed the entry-level certification examination for occupational therapy assistants developed and administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT).
  • In the last five (5) years, two (2) years of experience as an occupational therapy assistant that is relevant to the patient population assigned preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 

  • Current CPR certification
  • Current negative PPD or chest x-ray 
  • HCHB charting experience preferred 
  • Valid Drivers License and Auto Insurance

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k with company match

Recommended Skills

  • Activities Of Daily Living (Ad Ls)
  • Cpr
  • Clinical Works
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Occupational Therapy
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