Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)
Company: Employment In Senior Care
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Perform occupational therapy programs under the general
supervision of an occupational therapist.
Assist in administering programs involving functional skills
including activities of daily, pre-vocational, vocational
homemaking skills. Instruct, motivate and assist, assist
patients/residents in learning and improving functional skills.
Observe patients/residents during treatments and compile data on
responses to treatments and progress. Report orally or in writing
to supervising occupational therapist. Assist in evaluation of
patient/resident daily living skills and capacities to determine
the extent of abilities and limitations. design and adapt equipment
and working/living environment Assist in instructing
patient/resident and family in home programs as well as care and
use of adaptive equipment. Document patient/resident progress
toward established goals. Establish and maintain good public
relations with patients/residents families and other center guest.
Show empathy toward patients/residents as needed. Adhere to
requirements of resident/patient Bill of Rights. Follow established
infection control precautions; adhere to Universal Blood and Body
Fluid Precautions, following policy and center specific infection
control policies and procedures. Observe safety needs of
patients/residents. Identify safety and security hazards and report
to appropriate personnel after ensuring patient/resident is out of
immediate danger. Assist in maintaining supplies and equipment.
Maintain billing records Follow policies and procedures related to
body mechanics, transfer, body positioning and mobility as outlined
in the Nursing Policies and Procedures Manual. Attend seminars and
other educational programs related to occupational therapy as
required to maintain active licensure status. Participate in
scheduled in-service programs and staff meetings. Maintain
confidentiality of necessary information. Utilize supplies and
equipment properly and without waste Think and act calmly and
logically to meet unusual occurrences of the job without being
thrown off stride. Perform any miscellaneous work assignments as
may be required.
Credentialed graduate of an accredited two-year Occupational
Therapist Assistant program and certified according to national
requirements. Licensed in the state where practicing if required.
Prior experience preferred. Ability to lift 50 pounds, with
frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 20
pounds. must be capable of executing all terms and conditions set
forth in the Employee Handbook, including but not limited to: Work
in a safety conscious manner to ensure that others in the workplace
are not at risk. Comply with local, state and federal regulations
in addition to company policies and procedures. Interact in a
tactful, diplomatic and humanistic manner with residents, families,
visitors and co-workers to provide a safe, efficient and
therapeutically effective caring environment to ensure the
self-respect, personal dignity, rights and physical safety of each
resident and center guest. Maintain a dependable attendance record
and adhere to standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene and dress
Keywords: Employment In Senior Care, Atlanta , Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA), Other , Atlanta, Georgia
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