Cert Occup Ther Asst
Company: Encore Rehabilitation Services, LLC
Posted on: June 25, 2022
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POSITION SUMMARYProvides occupational therapy services to residents
by assisting in the assessment, treatment, program planning and
implementation, related documentation and communication. Functions
under supervision of the occupational therapist.
ResponsibilitiesESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the
following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides occupational therapy services to residents under the
direct supervision of an occupational therapist.
Assists occupational therapist in the evaluation process in the
areas of self-care, homemaking, functional mobility and
coordination. Assists in the evaluation of other areas as
Identifies indications for and assists in evaluations at
appropriate intervals under the direction of the occupational
Assists the occupational therapist in identifying a problem list,
short-term goals, long- term goals and treatment plan.
Conducts both individual and group treatment as assigned by the
occupational therapist and outlined in the treatment plan in the
areas of ADL, functional mobility, ROM, strength, coordination,
cognitive/perceptual remediation and functional maintenance.
Assists in the selection of occupational therapy techniques/media
and in the sequence of activities, adapts techniques/media as
indicated by resident performance and following consultation with
the occupational therapist. No major modification to the treatment
plan is made without prior consultation with the occupational
Assists in establishing and modifying individual resident schedules
in conjunction with the occupational therapist and other team
Adheres to department and resident schedule and modifies as
appropriate for treatment regimen.
Maintains acceptable resident care ratios as determined by the
Provides/recommends/fabricates adaptive devices or other equipment;
trains resident, family and appropriate staff in the use or
application of the above.
Participates in resident, family and staff education.
Confers formally and informally with other team members in
coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the resident.
Adheres to Occupational Therapy Department procedures regarding
documentation of occupational therapy services.
Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of
practice, department procedures and productivity standards.
Records indirect time and billable treatment times according to
Occupational Therapy Department procedures and submits
weekly/monthly statistics to regional office.
Maintains safe and clean work area and adheres to facility/company
Complies with all infection control, Universal Precautions and OSHA
standards for the healthcare professional.
Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in the evaluation,
planning, implementation and follow-up of resident therapy
Maintains positive relationships and rapport with coworkers,
residents, family members and facility personnel.
Reports to work on time and adheres to schedule maintaining
acceptable patient ratios and work efficiency during assigned
Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and
Assists with and participates in quality assurance program as
Adheres to established confidentiality standards.
Projects a positive and professional image at all times.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QualificationsRECOMMENDED MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONSAssociate
Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited
program.Successful completion of the National Certification for
OTA.Current state licensure or license eligible.Regular
attendance.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS and WORK ENVIRONMENTThese
essential functions described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the basic functions of a
certified occupational therapy assistant. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to
perform these essential functions.Physical requirements for this
position are classified as medium under the Department of Labor
classification. The employee must be capable of exerting 20-50
pounds of force occasionally (less than 1/3 of the time), and/or
10-20 pounds of force frequently (1/2 of the time), and/or up to 10
pounds of force constantly (2/3 of the time) to move objects,
equipment and/or residents. While performing the duties of this
job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, stoop,
kneel, bend or crouch; use hands to manipulate tools, equipment or
controls; reach with hands and arms, balance, lift and perform
medium to maximum transfer assists with residents. The employee is
required to have visual and hearing acuity sufficient enough to
assess resident safety and ability. This position is classified as
a Category 1 for the purpose of exposure determination under the
OSHA Regulations regarding the Standard on Occupational Exposure to
Blood borne Pathogens (29CFR 1910.1030). Category 1 is defined as
all procedures or job- related tasks that involve an inherent risk
for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or
tissues, or a potential for spills and/or splashes of blood or body
fluids. The use of protective equipment and measures is required
for every employee engaged in Category 1 tasks.PI183132036
Keywords: Encore Rehabilitation Services, LLC, Worcester , Cert Occup Ther Asst, Other , Sterling, Massachusetts
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