Job: PRN Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) - Rehab Hospital

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Posted: 09/08/2017

Job Status: Part Time, On Call

Job Description

Company Overview:

Northern Utah Rehabilitation Hospital is a 40-bed, Rehabilitation Hospital.  Our facility, designed solely for the provision of specialized rehabilitative care, is the only freestanding rehabilitation hospital in Northern Utah. The facility’s unique design will foster a comfortable and responsive environment for our patients.

Our hospital provides rehabilitative services for patients with functional deficits as a result of debilitating illnesses, or injuries. Through our inpatient rehabilitation programs, we help patients recover quickly and return home with a renewed sense of self-sufficiency.

Position Overview:

Under the direction of an occupational therapist, provides rehabilitative services to individuals with physical impairments.  Monitors the patient’s program and records patient’s progress for the occupational therapist.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists OT in determining the patient's abilities and/or limitations in establishing treatment goals and in planning appropriate occupational therapy treatment
  • Under the direction of an OT, completes documentation of patient status/progress for assigned patients. Reports observation of patient performance to OT.
  • Provides age related and culturally sensitive delivery of patient care services.
  • Collaborates with the patient, team members, and area staff during the rehabilitation process to ensure quality care.
  • Assists in safe and efficient management and maintenance of the therapy program areas, equipment and supplies. Adheres to treatment and safety precautions, including emergency response.
  • Complies with quality control, safety, infection and emergency procedures consistent with hospital policy.

Required Skills:

  • Current licensure as a COTA in the State of Utah
  • Current CPR certification Basic Life Support/CPR card.
  • One (1) year of experience in the care of patients in rehabilitation or acute care setting preferred.
  • Able to communicate and understand oral and written instructions.
  • Able to exercise initiative, responsibility, and action in assigned responsibilities.
  • Able to work in collaboration with associates (team effort) to provide quality interdisciplinary patient programming.
  • Has an understanding of components of quality and adaptation as they relate to therapeutic use.
  • Demonstrates effective leadership qualities professional judgment, and a sense of professional development.
  • Individual must possess and be able to demonstrate skills relative to care of Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric patients.

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