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Occupational Therapy Assistant - Home Health

Job ID: 1270
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth Homecare Southwest is looking for dynamic, creative and dedicated Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our growing program.

If you are an OTA-C who believes that therapy is about optimizing the functional mobility and independence of your patients while helping them learn to manage their health, and that home is the best place to accomplish these goals then we would like to hear from you.

Leading the way in Value Based Purchasing (VBP), Washington is one of nine states nationally, navigating the quality-outcome-based reimbursement initiative introduced by CMS in 2015.

Through hard-work and dedication, we are proud of our 4-star rating! We are committed to providing safe and compassionate care to our neighbors throughout Clark & Cowlitz County, Washington.

We invite you to get onboard. Become a leader in your profession, focus on functional rehabilitation, become an effective case manager, help develop best practice guidelines and become a trail-blazer in the “Healthcare at Home” movement…which is the future the healthcare.

This position is primarily responsible for providing coverage in Cowlitz County, with additional support in Clark County as needed.

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of an Occupational Therapist, the COTA assists in carrying out the treatment plan for patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric with musculo-skeletal, neurological, and/or medical diagnoses.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Treat assigned patients following an established treatment plan and goals as established by an Occupational Therapist.Completes patient treatment according to plan of care, modifies plan to meet patients needs within established goals.
  2. Maintains appropriate clinical & billing records
  3. Assists in the orientation/training of new caregivers.
  4. Makes recommendations relative to the acquisition of new equipment & environment of care needs.
  5. Coordinates patient care activities with other members of the healthcare team
  6. Actively participates in interdisciplinary patient care rounds.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise noted)

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapist Assistant program.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • No experience required.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
  • Certified, Registered, or Licensed by state as required performing clinical duties as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment

PHSW PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

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