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COTA - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital East Saint Louis, IL
  • Posted: May 08, 2019
  • Full-Time

**Position Summary:**
The certified occupational therapy assistant performs only those
services planned, delegated, and supervised by the registered
occupational therapist
**Essential Functions:**
? Maintains an environment that preserves individual dignity and
respect for privacy and confidentiality
? Demonstrates Caring, Professionalism, and Respect (cPr); conscious of
the needs of others; offers assistance when necessary and provides
service with a sense of compassion and empathy.
? Fosters and maintains a safe workplace
? Acknowledges and respects cultural, generational, socio-economical,
and educational diversities and interacts professionally.
? Demonstrates flexibility to adapt to regulatory, organizational, and
departmental changes.
? Demonstrates an ability to prioritize, organize and perform under
stressful/non-stressful situations
? Sustains self-motivation for professional and personal growth
? Accountable for maintaining an attitude and behavior that exhibits
pride in your work and the organization.
? Remains knowledgeable of and responsible for job duties while
maintaining poise in a variety of situations.
? Collaborates with the patient, family and healthcare team to promote
positive patient outcomes.
? Provides seamless handoff communications with the healthcare team,
patients, employees,
? Addresses and resolves customer complaints and/or concerns
independently whenever possible. Implements Chain of Command when
**Position Qualifications:**
? Graduate of an occupational therapy assistant curriculum
accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association and current
Illinois State Licensure
? Certified with the National Certification Examination of the
American Occupational
Therapy Association.
? Must be CPR certified
? Computer literate. Computer literacy content focuses on
computer basics and the use of generic software applications such as
word processing, presentation software, and the use of electronic
communications such as email
**Preferred Skills and Abilities:**
? Greater than one (1) year of working experience in an acute
care setting.
**Physical Demands:**
? Prolonged walking, standing, lifting, pushing, pulling,
stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, and sitting may be required.
? Must be mentally alert and well oriented
? Is exposed to unpleasant sounds, sight and odors related to
accidents, injuries and illness.
? Is regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne pathogens and
**Function--Duties and Responsibilities:**
? Adheres to organizational policy and procedures
? Demonstrates clinical competencies and skills applicable to
? Maintains professional appearance by adhering to the departmental and
organizational dress code.
? Successfully completes organizational and departmental orientation
and/or mandatory compliance annual training (MCAT), competencies, and
? Completes annual employee health requirements.
? Demonstrates participation in organizational and departmental
communications, which include but are not limited to unit meetings,
intranet, emails, Nursing Round-Ups
? Assists in control of organization resources.
? Adheres to time and attendance policy.
? Participates and promotes activities regarding quality and process
? Assess and reassess patient clinical condition, which includes
objective and subjective assessment data according to the departmental
policy and under the direction of the Occupational Therapist.
? Utilize critical thinking skills for patient care and daily
? Delegates appropriately according to skill level.
? Anticipates, requests, and accepts assistance from others.
? Adheres to Infection Prevention Plan and policies.
? Documents patient care, interventions and responses in the electronic
health record with accuracy, timeliness and legibility.
? Coordinates initiates and validates teaching based on identified
learning needs of the patient and designated support person.
? Checks and maintains department specific equipment and products.
? Participates in the ongoing evaluation of patient's functional status
(muscle function, endurance, visual coordination, written and verbal
communication skills, self care ability, work capacity, etc.) and home
environment as delegated by the registered occupational therapist. .
? Participates in teaching new skills or retraining patients in once
familiar daily activities that have been lost due to illness or injury
following the treatment program and goals established by the registered
occupational therapist.
? Documentation in the clinical record will reflect ongoing
communication between the registered occupational therapist, certified
occupational therapy assistant, and other staff involved in the
patient's care, the patient's condition, the patient's response to
services provided by the assistant, any need to change the plan of care,
and patient outcomes.
? Participates in instructing patient's family/caregiver and other Home
Health care personnel in patient's treatment regime as delegated by the
registered occupational therapist.
? Is supervised by the registered occupational therapist per state

Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital


East Saint Louis, IL
62205 USA

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