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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Company: Select Rehabilitation
Location: Salinas
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

Requirements: Completion of 2 years Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
State Licensure.
Supervision: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant will report directly to the supervising Occupational Therapist, who is responsible for overseeing direct clinical skills, documentation skills, and the compliance to all professional standards. The COTA will report to the Regional Manager for Paid Time Off approval, daily facility and corporate operations.
Job Description:

  • The COTA is responsible for the treatment of residents who demonstrate disorders or neurological deficit, weakness, and paralysis. Evaluation and treatment will only be conducted after a written order is received from the physician.
  • The COTA is responsible for the screening of residents:
  • The COTA is responsible for the completion of all necessary documentation (All documentation will be co-signed by the OTR)
  • The COTA is responsible for attending all required facility meetings and in-services, including Medicare meetings, patient staffings, family meetings, care plans.
  • The COTA will in cooperation with the Supervising OT, develop programs appropriate to the needs of the residents in the facility, to assist them in achieving their highest feasible level of functioning.
  • The COTA will assist the facility in meeting the standards necessary to obtain state, federal, and other appropriate certification.
  • The COTA will employ and follow all appropriate facility infection control policies and procedures and will respect and follow OBRA Resident's Rights Guidelines.
  • The COTA is responsible for the appropriate scheduling of residents on caseload in addition to all required in-services and meetings.
  • The COTA will contact the Regional Manager if productivity levels consistently fall below or exceed the standard to indicate the need for additional staffing or the need for assistance in screening and identifying residents in need of OT services.
  • The COTA is responsible for the scheduling and completing of in-services for facility staff education.
  • The COTA will present her/himself in a professional manner at all times including professional conduct, professional communication, and appropriate dress while in the facility.
  • Other duties as assigned

    Job Description: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) - page 2
    Revised 8/10

    Physical Demands:
    The assistant is required to perform a variety of duties relative to the job. The performance of these activities would place the job of Occupational Therapy Assistant into the very heavy category of work demand based upon:
    Lifting: The assistant is required to perform transfers of patients to and from a variety of surfaces including bed, chair, and commode. Transfers may require maximal assist with patients weighing greater than 100 lbs. This activity may be performed on a frequent basis. Occasionally, the assistant is required to lift supplies weighing up to 50 lbs. to chest level and 10 lbs. to overhead.
    Push/Pull: The assistant is occasionally required to push/pull patients weighing up to 300 lbs. in wheelchairs distances up to 200 yards. This activity may be performed frequently for shorter distances.
    Work Environment: The assistant is required to work in a variety of environmental conditions while traveling to/from facilities.

    Keywords: Select Rehabilitation, Salinas , Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), Healthcare , Salinas, California

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