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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - LTEMadison, Wisconsin

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Job # 443643 Date posted 09/14/2022

Description

Looking to hire to fill in for a leave from approximately 11/14/22 through 2/17/23.

This will be full-time for the duration of the leave, working Monday-Friday and a weekend rotation.

This position is not eligible for benefits.

The position will pay $30.00 per hour.

What makes UW Health Rehab Hospital a great place to work?   Our PEOPLE, of course!

We answer the call because we have a fundamental need to help people. In return, we get to work in an environment with leaders who strive to optimize job effectiveness, assure positive experiences and job satisfaction.

Your career growth begins when you join an interdisciplinary team, where doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts work together to form individualized care plans for our patients. Opportunities through our continuing education programs, apprenticeship programs, and tuition reimbursement programs, not only allow for continual career growth but emphasize our commitment to investing in our employees and developing future healthcare leaders.

UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital is a free-standing, 50-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation facility located on the east side of Madison, Wisconsin. Our hospital offers specialized rehab programs for people who have experienced stroke, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and many other conditions. We create individualized plans of care that address both intense rehab and acute medical needs. Our goal is to help patients achieve their highest level of function and return home as soon as possible. The UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital is a partnership between UW Health, Unity Point-Meriter and Kindred Healthcare.

Why work at UW Health Rehab Hospital?  Be part of a team recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s Best Rehabilitation Centers dedicated to patient hope, healing, and recovery.

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.
  • Is aware of patient injury/diagnosis and takes all necessary precautions for observing indications and contradictions.
  • Provides treatment to diverse diagnostic populations 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.
  • Communicates collaborates with support personnel regarding treatment orders as directed by the supervising OTR/L.
  • Conducts the class/group situations (stroke, SCI, BI) as appropriate.
  • When necessary, instructs care giver/family members in home exercise program as related to the patient’s functional and self-care status: discusses necessary equipment for the home situation.
  • 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

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current state of WI licensure/certification as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
  • Previous experience in the care of patients preferred.
  • Current BLS/CPR.
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