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Certified Occ. Therapist Assistant

Loudoun Hospital 619247 Part Time 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, VA, 20176, US
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Job Description

As a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, you will adhere to department policy regarding timeframe, appropriate form and content of written rehabilitation documentation. To help achieve our mission, you will communicate effectively with patients, family, medical staff, care team members, students, supervisors and outside contacts. Your ability to complete all administrative and other responsibilities in support of the operating unit is of vital importance. Demonstrating essential skill in the use of treatment modalities, equipment and protocols is required.

Job Responsibilities
 
  • Documents clearly, concisely and legibly within established time frames, (e.g. allows other therapists to continue treatment, allows for interpretation by payers and supports reimbursement) as evidenced by chart review and team feedback.
  • Contributes to educational and training efforts of department/clinic, (e.g. in-services, students, CPR, new hire orientation and QI/PI) as evidenced by program/clinic specific documentation.
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and knowledge about department expenses and revenue (e.g. supplies, equipment, billing and staff resources) used in the department, as evidenced by team feedback and observation.
  • Selects appropriate treatment methods for patients' diagnosis, age group, physical and emotional status, as evidenced by observation and documentation.
  • Recognizes the need for alterations in the treatment method and overall plan as the patient advances or regresses while acting accordingly, as evidenced by observation, documentation and team feedback.
  • Notifies primary PT/OT of non-routine changes in the treatment situation, discharge complications or other circumstances that require reassessment or staff guidance, as evidenced by team feedback.
  • Educates patients and/or family in home exercise programs, transfers, care giving, home safety and use of adaptive equipment, appropriate to level of understanding.



Requirements:

 

Associates degree from accredited certified occupational therapy assistant program.

BLS from American Heart Association

Va. Occupational Therapist Assistant License

Basic computer knowledge, proficient in English verbal and written skills. Ability to select treatment methods appropriate to patients' diagnosis and age group as evidenced by observation and documentation. Educates patient/and or family in discharge plan, home exercise programs, care giving, home safety and use of adaptive equipment appropriate to level of understanding. Therapist will promote independence to facilitate return to prior level of function.