DeKalb Regional Home Health
Unique Opportunity for a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with a Home Health Leader - Become A Senior Advocate! DeKalb Regional Home Health is an exciting joint venture with Almost Family, a leading provider of home health nursing, rehabilitation and personal care services. Our Senior Advocacy Mission raises the bar with programs designed to achieve better outcomes for our patients. For over 30 years, we have developed a culture that fosters innovation, clinical excellence, and integrity.Summary: The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) contracted or employed through the Agency is responsible to the Registered Occupational Therapist that is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for occupational therapy. The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant performs only those services planned, delegated, and supervised by the Registered Occupational Therapist. Responsibilities: 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.) as delegated by the registered occupational therapist. Participates in the ongoing evaluation of the home environment for hazards or barriers to more independent living 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, in accordance with Agency policy. Maintains appropriate clinical records, clinical notes, and reports to the registered occupational therapist or Clinical Supervisor any changes in the patient's condition. Follows treatment program and goals for improved patient function as established by the registered occupational therapist. Documents patient's response to treatment plan and progress toward established goals. Maintains contact/communication with other personnel involved in the patient's care to promote coordinated, efficient care. Documents such communication in accordance with Agency policy. Attends and contributes to in-services, case conferences, and other meetings as required by Agency policy to ensure coordinated and comprehensive plans of care for the patients of the Agency. Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other home care services. Consults with the supervising registered occupational therapist and assists with necessary referrals, as appropriate. Participates in instructing patient's family/caregiver and other Agency health care personnel in patient's treatment regime as delegated by the registered occupational therapist. Is supervised by the registered occupational therapist per guidelines regulating treatment. Documentation in the clinical record will reflect ongoing communication between the registered occupational therapist and certified occupational therapy assistant, 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. Performs duties in accordance of and under the direction/supervision as defined by the Agency's Organization chart. Follows agency policies and procedures. Maintains confidentiality of patients and agency information. Participates in appropriate team conferences, staff meetings, in-service and committees with physicians and agency staff to ensure continuity of care. Completes and submits all documentation, including clinical and progress notes in a timely manner according to agency policy Attends in-service and education as required. Adheres to Federal/ State guidelines rules regulations, statutes and law. Follows the Code of Conduct policy. Complies with corporate and departmental policies and procedures. Requirements:Licenses/Certifications:Current/active license as Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in the State.Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or Agency requirements and is in good working order.Education/Experience:Education:Meets the requirements for certification as an occupational therapy assistant established by the American Occupational Therapy Association; and has achieved a satisfactory grade on a proficiency examination conducted, approved, or sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service, except that such determinations of proficiency do not apply with respect to persons initially licensed by a state or seeking initial qualification as an occupational therapy assistant after December 31. 1977 (Medicare Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies)Experience: Has 2 years of appropriate experience as an occupational therapy assistant; at least one year clinical experience, preferably in home healthcareIf you have a passion for seniors, a special place awaits you on our Senior Advocacy Team!
DeKalb Regional Home Health