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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA PRN)

Company: Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant functions under the direct supervision of the Occupational Therapist and as directed by a licensed physician is responsible for a specific patient's care. - The COTA assumes responsibility and accountability for providing occupational therapy modalities and treatment procedures as determined by a treatment plan established by an Occupational Therapist in order to restore function and prevent disability following patient illness or injury. - The COTA carries out these responsibilities in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies while maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.? - - - - - - Under guidance of supervising OTR/L: Acquires pertinent information and implements comprehensive program using varied techniques and treatment activities; reviews and modifies treatment in response to changing patient needs; identifies equipment and discharge needs.? - - - - - - Is aware of patient injury/diagnosis and takes all necessary precautions for observing indications and contradictions.? - - - - - - Provides treatment to diverse diagnostic populations and completes supporting documentation according to hospital policy and State Practice Act.? - - - - - - Observes treatment affect, accomplishment of short and long term goals and recommends change to the supervising OTR/L, if needed.? - - - - - - Communicates collaborates with support personnel regarding treatment orders as directed by the supervising OTR/L.? - - - - - - Conducts the class/group situations (stroke, SCI, BI) as appropriate.? - - - - - - When necessary, instructs care giver/family members in home exercise program as related to the patient's functional and self-care status: discusses necessary equipment for the home situation.? - - - - - - Complies with department, hospital, and regulatory agency guidelines with respect to ethics, legal issues and supervisory relationships. - Demonstrates professional accountability per AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.? - - - - - - Demonstrates appropriate and effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication with team members through the continuum of care.? - - - - - - Completes timely and accurate documentation, including QI scoring, of patient treatment in the patient medical record as indicated? - - - - - - The population is adult and geriatric patients requiring an adult medical rehabilitation program and services. ? - - - - - - Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function of participation in rehabilitation; makes appropriate interventions to reduce pain after consulting with supervising OTR/L and makes appropriate physician contact as indicated.? - - - - - - Protects patient confidentiality in regard to medical, emotional, and social status.? - - - - - - Keeps the supervising therapist informed of patient's status, problem areas, progress, etc.? - - - - - - Perceives the existence of problems and notifies supervising therapist for implementation of safe, effective and timely solutions.Qualifications
? - - - - - - Current state licensure/certification as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.? - - - - - - Previous experience in the care of patients preferred.? - - - - - - Current BLS/CPR.

Keywords: Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital, Knoxville , Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA PRN), Healthcare , Knoxville, Tennessee

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