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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Dallas, Texas
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- 19 May 2023
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Under the occupational therapist's direct supervision, the Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant treats patients according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician and/or Occupational Therapists and participates in patient care conferences.
Knowledgeable of normal standards during treatment and appropriately reports abnormalities in a timely manner.
Ensures that any change in patient condition or unusual circumstances is reported immediately to the charge nurse.
Recognizes and communicates cardiopulmonary arrest or other emergency situations and initiates basic life support when appropriate.
Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment to control the spread of infection.
Maintains the cleanliness of utilized instruments and equipment per hospital policy.
Demonstrates knowledge of occupational therapy equipment utilized in different procedures, for example traction, ultrasound, whirlpool, etc.
Utilizes resources appropriately and uses and maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
Completes all required documentation of patient care according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines.
Resolves conflicts, with assistance from OT or Director of Clinical Service, areas of concern or conflict with patient's families and/or co-workers in a professional, proactive and courteous manner.
Accepts direction from supervisors and other management team members in a positive and professional manner.
Communicates with the Occupational Therapist, Director of Clinical Services, physicians and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
Participates as necessary in patient care conferences.
Participates in In-Service Training Programs.
Participates in discharge planning.
Establish and instruct caregivers in patient specific maintenance programs.
Secure necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.
Treats patients according to treatment plan established by OT and approved by the physician.
Records daily treatments and charges with respect to department policy.
Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduate of an American Occupational Therapy Association accredited school of COTA
Preferred six (6) months experience working in a hospital/rehabilitation setting
Current Licensure as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant in the State of Practice
Certified in CPR and CPI
Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or obtain within thirty (30) days of hire
- Job Reference: 1010175825-2
- Date Posted: 19 May 2023
- Recruiter: Nexus Health Systems Ltd
- Location: Dallas, Texas
- Salary: On Application
- Sector: Healthcare & Medical
- Job Type: Permanent