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Occupational Therapist Assistant COTA

Company name
Banner Health.

Location
Phoenix, AZ

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The compassion and professionalism of our Therapy Services employees create a workplace that is full of opportunities for growth and learning. Our benefits, as well as our career opportunities, are competitive and employee-focused. 
Our 64 bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility is located on the campus of Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix.   The program is CARF accredited in the specialty areas of Stroke, Brain Injury, and Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, serving a diverse and complex patient population using a  highly integrated multidisciplinary team approach.  In addition to physical, occupational, and speech therapies, patients in the program benefit from specialty services including recreational therapy, animal assisted therapy, and music therapy.  State of the art technology is utilized to facilitate therapeutic progress, including iPads, Saebo glove, BITS, fiber optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing, litegait, and rehawalk.  Staff are highly engaged in process improvement within the department.
 
Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.
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About Banner - University Medical Center PhoenixBanner - University Medical Center Phoenix is a nationally recognized academic medical center. The world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities and nurturing future generations of highly trained medical professionals. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Additionally, the campus responsibilities include fully integrated multi-specialty and sub-specialty clinics, and with a new $400 million campus investment, a new patient tower and 2 new clinic buildings will be built.
 
About Banner HealthBanner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.
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Job SummaryThis position is responsible for the administration of occupational therapy treatment under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist, in accordance with physician referral, state and local organizational standards, regulatory agencies, and established departmental policies and procedures. This position demonstrates the clinical competence and knowledge necessary to provide treatment appropriate to the age of the patients served.
 
Essential Functions

Administers occupational therapy treatment according to the plan of care established by the Occupational Therapist. Implements individualized treatment plan with consideration to the patient's physical, social, spiritual, cultural, educational and age specific needs. Provides skilled treatment in a safe manner. Monitors ongoing effectiveness of treatment and collaborates with Occupational Therapist in modifying the plan of care when indicated. Identifies and prioritizes key limiting factors. Participates in discharge planning. Involves patient and family/caregiver in the treatment and decision making process. Provides ongoing education to physician, nurse, patient, family/caregiver, and interdisciplinary team.

Demonstrates understanding of scope of practice. Documents communication with supervising Occupational Therapist. Communicates any significant change in the patient's physical function, behavior, and/or tolerance to treatment to the supervising Occupational Therapist. Makes recommendations to Occupational Therapist on additions to or modifications of referring orders. Appropriately collaborates with the Occupational Therapist to modify/update treatment goals so they are functional, measurable, patient related and reflect key limiting factors. Refers patient when treatment requires skills of Occupational Therapist

Documents according to standards set by the department and regulatory agencies. Documents legibly. Completes documentation within the established time frames of the department. Documents innovative and individualized treatment techniques/plan. Documentation reflects comprehensive assessment of patient's progress or lack of progress

Communicates pertinent patient information to ensure the best possible follow through of care. Communicates treatment results and patient progress to physicians, nurses, patient, family/caregiver and the interdisciplinary team. Communicates in a clear and timely manner. Defends treatment rationale with standard practices and/or current literature.

Exhibits adaptability in assignments as it relates to caseload, scheduling, and staffing shifts. Takes initiative to assist in other patient care areas and accepts responsibility for all patient care needs

Demonstrates appropriate supervision and delegation of personnel to achieve safe delivery of quality cost effective patient care. Supervision and delegation of the Therapy Technician and COTA student complies with department policies and regulatory agencies. Participates in the training and orientation of new personnel. Assures competency of personnel, prior to delegation of task.

Department operational Activities. Follow up to obtain pertinent information. Participates in department/facility process improvement. Meets productivity standards set by the department

 
Minimum QualificationsMust have graduated from an Occupational Therapy Assistant program accredited by the AOTA, or equivalent. Must possess a current Occupational Therapy Assistant license from the State of practice. BLS certification required. Relates throughout the interview process their clinical competency, experience, training and education they have received that is required to perform the jobPreferred QualificationsAdditional related education and/or experience preferred.

Company info

Banner Health.
Website : http://www.bannerhealth.com

Company Profile
We have more than 39,000 employees, making us one of the country’s largest employers as well. In fact, Banner Health is a leading nonprofit employer in every community we serve. In our Arizona Region, we are the state’s largest private employer, and we are one of Northern Colorado's largest employers.

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