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Occupational Therapy Assistant / COTA - PRN

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Occupational Therapy Assistant / COTA - PRN
Aegis Therapies

Watertown
SD
Job #714806361
As one of the nation’s leading providers of contract rehabilitation and wellness services, Aegis Therapies® applies proven techniques to help individuals move through life to increase their freedom and independence. Aegis has more than 7,500 employees providing short-term and long-term therapy services in over 1,400 locations in 41 states.
Aegis Therapies leverages the power of collaboration to help patients transition seamlessly throughout the care continuum. No matter the setting, we specialize in providing services that adapt to each individual’s needs. Our therapists use leading-edge technology and innovation to help restore strength and confidence after illness, injury or surgery. We help individuals return to the activities they love with targeted rehabilitation and wellness services provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Explore our open positions today. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about.
Our settings typically include:
Skilled nursing facilities
Assisted living facilities
Continuing care retirement communities
Hospital inpatient rehab units
Outpatient clinics
Medically oriented gyms
Private homes
GENERAL PURPOSE
To assist in the treatment of patients as directed by the Occupational Therapist and participate as an active member of treatment location’s rehabilitation team
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Provides treatment to patients as directed by the Occupational Therapist
Instructs families and staff in maintenance programs as directed by the Occupational Therapist
Communicates with supervisor and other interdisciplinary team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans
Participates in patient-care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetings
Participates in treatment location in-service training programs
Remains knowledgeable of state practice acts and ensures the level of supervision they receive meets standards. Does not provide treatment outside of practice act limits
Assists with cleaning and maintenance of treatment area and department
Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad).
Protects patients and employees by adhering to treatment location infection control policies and protocols and keeping information confidential per company and federal requirements. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with treatment location and department procedures, rules and regulations.
Ensures proper operation of equipment by complying with company procedures and following manufacturer’s instructions
Provides services in multiple settings (including skilled nursing, assisted living, patient homes, and outpatient) as determined by supervisor and patient/resident need including community based services such as home health and wellness activities as required
QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or equivalent
Current licensure as Occupational Therapy Assistant in state of practice and/or nationally certified
Meets educational requirements established in the state of practice
Current CPR certification, preferred
Ability to travel within 50 minutes of your assigned primary building(s) as needed
Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORS
Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing
Good problem-solving skills
Good computer skills including use of desktop computers and handheld devices with ability to learn company or customer systems
Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient, employee and company proprietary information
Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
Mobility, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, walking, heavy lifting, fine hand coordination, ability to hear, ability to read and write, ability to detect odors, and ability to remain calm under stress.
Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication with patients, staff, family, visitors, etc.
Vision (corrected) adequate for reading.
Intelligible speech and normal language / cognitive skills.
Must be able to push patients in a wheelchair or stretchers.*
Lifting of patients*, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds rarely.
Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day.
Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead.
Must be able to transfer patients.*
Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients / caregivers.
Work in a fast-paced clinical environment.
Weekend and holiday work may be required.
Work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.
Several task and job duties involve a risk of exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).
EOE Statement: **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.. (the Company) is committed to a diverse workforce. For detailed information on your rights, and in order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact our Recruiting Department at ~~~ or via email at ~~~ for assistance. The affirmative action plan will be made available for applicants to review M - F, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Please contact the location leader to schedule. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Drug-Free Workplace. Click here: ~~~
Work Type: Casual
Category: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Watertown, SD - South Dakota
EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.
Updated 08/11/2018

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