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Occupational Therapy Assistant -- Community Based Therapy

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Genesis HealthCare

Chicago, IL

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Occupational Therapy Assistant -- Community Based Therapy


Genesis Rehab Services





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POSITION SUMMARY: The Occupational Therapy Assistant will primarily provide outpatient rehabilitation services in an in-home setting for the older adult population. The in-home setting could be a patient's private residence or in a patient's room in a SNF/NF, in an assisted living facility, or in an independent living facility. Vitality to You allows the Occupational Therapy Assistant to treat in the most functional environment which is the patient's home. The Occupational Therapy Assistant implements occupational therapy programs and provides occupational therapy treatments to patients to facilitate increased independence and functioning, under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist.


Attends and contributes to patient care, staffing conferences and other required meetings as a representative of occupational therapy, under the direction of the Occupational Therapist.

Responsible for adherence to department and patient treatment schedule, timely clinical and billing documentation requirements as well as work related meetings.

Works with other members of the rehabilitation team to develop programs and activities consistent with the needs and capabilities of each patient.

Instructs patients, families and other caregivers in the skills and techniques of the occupational therapy treatment program under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist.

Maintains appropriate and timely documentation for all patients treated.

Cleans, maintains, identifies, and reports the need for repair of equipment, as necessary.

Puts Patient Service First: Ensures that patients and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals' needs and rights.

Implements patient's individualized treatment plan as established by the primary Occupational Therapist.

Provides individualized occupational therapy interventions including application of therapeutic techniques in such areas as, but not limited to:

cognitive skills

muscle strength




perceptual abilities

sensory awareness

sitting and standing tolerance


activities of daily living

joint protection

work simplification


physical agent modalities

low vision

falls risk management

medication management

health and wellness

community integration and reintegration

Organizes and facilitates treatment groups in consultation with the Occupational Therapist.

Upholds the GRS Promises:

be ethical

I will always act with integrity and honesty, and expect others to do the same. I will ensure my actions comply with the standards set forth by our Policies and Procedures Manuals and the Employee Handbook.

be respectful

I will treat others in the way I would like to be treated. I will appreciate and respect others' beliefs, and I will cherish our diversity.

be accountable

I will take responsibility for myself in my actions and my quality of work. I will hold others to those same standards.

be actively engaged

I will make a conscious effort to be an active part of our community. I will check email and RehabCentral regularly to keep up-to-date on important information. I will be aware of the numerous resources available to me as an employee.

take pride in my work - my company

I will be proud of the work I've done each and every day. I will always represent my company in a positive, professional manner both inside and outside of work.

embrace change

I understand that change is a necessary part of life. I will approach change with a positive attitude and will work with my team members to overcome any obstacles associated with change.

communicate compassionately

I will communicate in an appropriate, professional and timely manner. I will strive to be an active listener by making an effort to hear not just the words another person is saying but, more importantly, understand the total message being conveyed.

strive for excellence

I will continuously work to grow and develop myself as an employee. I will ask for assistance if I need it, and I will be open to receiving feedback from my manager.


I will contribute to a positive work environment where my team members and I enjoy coming to work and celebrating each other's successes.

Performs other related duties as required.




SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:1. Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Program according to AOTA & ACOTE standards.2. Initial certification obtained from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.3. He/she must be licensed and/or eligible for licensure as required in the state of practice.4. He/she must have CPR certification per GRS standards.5. He/she must have a valid driver's license.Genesis HealthCare is an EO Employer- Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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We're Genesis HealthCare — one of the nation's largest skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapy providers. We employ nearly 80,000 people, each one dedicated to the delivery of high-quality, personalized health care to all the patients and residents in our Centers. Our more than 400 Skilled Nursing Centers and Assisted/Senior Living Communities are located in 29 states across the nation, while our Genesis Rehab Services division provides therapy to over 1,500 health care providers in 46 states.

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