Job Details


Requisition Number 17-0810
Post Date 9/22/2017
Title COTA
City Brockport
State NY
Status (Full Time/Part Time) FULL TIME
Temporary No
Shift Monday-Friday Days
Description Provides occupational therapy services under the supervision of designated licensed and registered occupational therapist. Completes individual treatments on routine/ maintenance patients at day programs and ICF’s. May provide restorative treatment to patients at the clinic or day program. Provides training to staff on patient treatment plans, protocols, including positioning, transfers, adaptive equipment, eating and feeding, ADL’s, and splinting. Follows guidelines set forth by the quality management committee. Participates in patient and staff education and other duties as required. Education Law requires that occupational therapy assistants work under direct supervision of the OTR/L. The law does not require continuous on-site supervision, and currently, there is no specified minimum amount of time that must be spent in supervision. However, it is the responsibility of the supervising OTR/L to provide the amount and type of supervision necessary for appropriate patient care and the development of the occupational therapy assistant's skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

•Provides direct therapy services and documents treatments as required.
•Implements treatment plans for those individuals recommended for therapy in conjunction with physician approval. Monitors for changes needed in treatment plans and reports to supervising occupational therapist.
•As a member of the Interdisciplinary treatment Team, participates in professional meetings as assigned, integrating services with other providers.
•Provides clinical supervision and training to student OTA’s and corresponding academic advisors or other staff involved in providing services, and assures completion of required treatment.
•Makes recommendations for the purchase of specialized equipment, materials, and wheelchair modifications.
•Counsel patients and their family members/care givers (if applicable) regarding the patient’s Occupational therapy Services including staff/family education upon discharge.
•Develops and revises written plans/ staff actions/ protocols for staff to implement following OT approval.
•Provides training to staff on patient treatment plans, protocols, including positioning, transfers, adaptive equipment, eating and feeding, ADL’s, and splinting.
•Participates in in-service training including program specific needs, agency eating and feeding training, lifting and transferring training.
•Provides evaluation screening for potential OT interventions and reports findings to supervising OT.
•Provides supervision to staff assisting with therapy programs.
•Ensures OT interventions/recommendations are followed by staff. Educates staff on proper procedures, techniques, etc and reports issues to supervising OT.
•Assists in provision of therapy services in ancillary clinics, i.e., Article 16 and 28 as necessary.
•As a member of the Interdisciplinary treatment Team, participates in professional meetings as assigned, integrating services with other providers.
•Ability to complete necessary lifting and transferring techniques with individuals.
•Assists the rehabilitation clinical team with agency related concerns as needed.
•Written documentation in the individuals’ program file regarding any skilled OT intervention/consult.
•Ensures completion of all agency mandated trainings, i.e., SCIP-R Core, CPR, etc.
•Maintain productivity expectations at 1.33/patients/ hour.
•Maintain 90% compliance on Chart Audits and follows required documentation guidelines/expectations set forth by the department and the Insurance/Medicare/Medicaid.
•Other duties as assigned.

TEAM FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•Displays personal motivation by identifying and accomplishing a new professional/personal goal on annual basis. Works to incorporate new information/skill and responsibility into performance.
•Promotes positive image of the clinic and agency.
•Initiates and problems solve utilizing available resources within level of responsibility.
•Contributes to a positive work environment by interacting in a courteous, pleasant, and professional manner. Functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team through utilization of communication skills and cooperation.
•Demonstrates flexibility by understanding different views. Adapts approach as situations change and accepts changes in the organization and job description requirements.
•Supports clinic/agency by accepting additional tasks outside of job description such as special projects, public education.
•Plans time off in advance and manages PTO according to department guidelines.



Minimum Requirements •Graduate of an accredited program for Occupational Therapist Assistants.
•Completion and maintenance of current National Certification by the NBCOT(National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy). New graduates must be completed within 1 year of employment.
•Must be currently registered to practice in New York State, in compliance with the Department of Education.
•Meet requirements for continuing education in accordance with the NBCOT.
•Lifting requirement of 50 lbs.
•Physical agility and ability to react to emergency situations, including maintaining Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention Core Training certification.
•CPR certification.
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