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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - PRNEdwardsville, Illinois

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Job # 440563 Date posted 08/03/2022

Description

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - COTA 
PRN 

Anderson Rehabilitation Institute - Edwardsville, IL

 Kindred Healthcare, LLC (“Kindred”) and Anderson Healthcare have begun construction on an acute rehabilitation institute being built on Anderson Healthcare’s Goshen Campus in Edwardsville, Illinois. This institute will be the first freestanding rehabilitation institute in the Central and Southern regions of Illinois. Anderson Rehabilitation Institute is a joint venture between
Kindred and Anderson Healthcare and is expected to open in Q2 2021.
The facility will provide care to patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, and other complex conditions. Staff will provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Other special services provided will include physiatry, internal medicine, medical/surgical consultations, rehabilitation nursing and nutritional services. The institute will have a dedicated pharmacy. The 49,920-square-foot facility will have 34 beds and feature all private rooms; a secured acquired brain injury unit with private dining and therapy gym; large interdisciplinary gym for all therapy services; transitional living apartment designed to simulate a residential apartment, to prepare patients for their daily living tasks before they are discharged home; and a therapeutic courtyard with exterior amenities. It will also have specially designed rooms to treat dialysis patients; and specialty programs dedicated to neuro, stroke, brain injury, and amputation.  We are currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our team.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant functions under the direct supervision of the Occupational Therapist and as directed by a licensed physician is responsible for a specific patient’s care.  The COTA assumes responsibility and accountability for providing occupational therapy modalities and treatment procedures as determined by a treatment plan established by an Occupational Therapist in order to restore function and prevent disability following patient illness or injury.  The COTA carries out these responsibilities in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies while maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Under guidance of supervising OTR/L: Acquires pertinent information and implements comprehensive program using varied techniques and treatment activities; reviews and modifies treatment in response to changing patient needs; identifies equipment and discharge needs.

  • Provides treatment to diverse diagnostic population and completes supporting documentation according to hospital policy and State Practice Act.

  • Observes treatment affect, accomplishment of short and long term goals and recommends change to the supervising OTR/L, if needed.

  • Complies with department, hospital, and regulatory agency guidelines with respect to ethics, legal issues and supervisory relationships.  Demonstrates professional accountability per AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

  • Demonstrates appropriate and effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication with team members through the continuum of care.

  • Completes timely and accurate documentation, including QI scoring, of patient treatment in the patient medical record as indicated

  • The population is adult and geriatric patients requiring an adult medical rehabilitation program and services.  Some facilities also treat adolescent patients.

  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function of participation in rehabilitation; makes appropriate interventions to reduce pain after consulting with supervising OTR/L and makes appropriate physician contact as indicated.

  • Protects patient confidentiality in regard to medical, emotional, and social status.

  • Advocates for the profession through memberships, affiliations, continuing education, community service and legislative support.

  • Assists in inventory and ordering of supplies and equipment.

  • Assists in maintenance of safe, clean work environment.

  • Assists in preparation/maintenance of daily treatment schedule.

  • Assists in program development and preparation to meet regulatory agency standards i.e. Joint Commission, CARF.

  • Observes, measures and records the cardiovascular responses of heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation.

  • Plans and presents educational programs for department; hospital and/or community.

  • Provides orientation, instruction, supervision and/or guidance to ancillary staff, COTA students, and volunteers.

  • May transport patients/equipment to/from therapy gym.

  • Uses computer system to assist in preparation/maintenance/printing of work list and entering of charges.

  • Utilizes specialized equipment, testing procedures and/or advanced treatment techniques with appropriate competency.

  • Other duties as assigned. 


Qualifications

  • Current state licensure/certification as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.

  • Previousexperience in the care of patients preferred.

  • Current BLS/CPR.

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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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Rehabilitation is the key to everything we do. And our caring, compassionate caregivers and team members are proud to lead the way. If you are interested in joining our team, we have opportunities that allow you to provide exceptional care and outstanding service in an environment committed to career growth and continual learning and support.

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