The qualified individual must be a graduate of an accredited, approved physical therapy program and be a licensed Occupational Therapist or eligible for licensure in the state of Utah. This person must possess strong clinical rehab skills/knowledge and the ability to perform all aspects of a complex treatment. The selected individual should be a team player, possess strong independent problem solving skills and demonstrate an attitude of cooperation and positive rapport with management, office staff, patients, physicians, other health professionals, and community members. The COTA is primarily responsible for implementing the therapeutic program prescribed by the occupational therapist.
The qualified individual should be a team player, have a strong professional demeanor and possess effective interpersonal skills. The individual must also be able to perform the physical demands of the position.
● Promote independence in activities of daily living including dressing and feeding through problem solving, suggesting adaptations and observation of the patient
● Maintain a positive attitude toward the profession and the organization.
● Provide appropriate treatment following procedures and established techniques.
● Accurately records patient’s response to the treatment each time a patient is treated.
● Document patient change in status/progress each time a patient is treated.
● Discuss patient progress/decline with the supervising Occupational Therapist
● Discuss patient progress with the family when appropriate.
● Maintain open communication with supervising Occupational Therapist, Skilled Therapy director, management, office and professional staff.
● Maintain the goals of strong patient satisfaction.
● Be an active member of the staff “team”.
● Attend and actively participate in all staff meetings.
● Ensure completion of all documentation and that it is legible and timely.
● Provide supervision to students as directed by the Skilled Therapy Director.
● Conduct in-service education as directed by the Skilled Therapy Director.
● Assist in developing and implementing QA and Medicare fraud/compliance.
● Maintain and promote the highest level of patient confidentiality.
Education, Experience and Skills Required:
● Two-year degree in occupational therapy assistant program from an accredited college.
● Licensed in the state of Utah
● CPR Certification
Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions:
● Work regular hours to include call hours
● Physically demanding, high-stress environment
● Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions
● Pushing and pulling heavy objects
● Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients
● Position requires light to moderate work with 50 lbs maximum weight to lift and carry
● Position requires reaching, bending, stooping, and handling objects with hand and/or fingers, talking and/or hearing, and seeing.