Loretto Management Corporation

Certified Occupational Health Therapist Assistant (COTA)

Department
PACE - 1
Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
First
Weekends Required?
No

Overview

Assist the Occupational Therapist in the clinical implementation of treatment programs by carrying out treatment plans as outlined in the OT evaluation and assist PACE CNY rehabilitation department with exercise/ADL/IADL and participant care related functions as needed.

Responsibilities

Provide occupational therapy services to participants in accordance with OT Guide to Practice regulations,  PACE policies and guidelines both at the PACE day centers and in the community.

 

Conduct effective ADL/IADL objective findings (in the day center   and in participant’s homes) as allowed under the New York State Occupational Therapy Practice Act.

 

Establish, monitor and modify maintenance exercise and ADL programs/groups as needed.

 

Communicate with the interdisciplinary team, participant and/or family in order to provide a well coordinated plan of care for all participants.

 

Adhere to all relevant corporate policy and procedures, including HIPAA confidentiality regulations.

 

Effectively support corporate goals and initiatives through personal goal setting and monitoring progress.

 

Provide emergency assistance for the facility as qualified and trained when required.

 

Provide documentation of participant treatment in accordance with policy/procedures.

 

Assist in orientation, supervision, and education of volunteers, students, and support personnel.

 

Participate in consultations and interdepartmental inservice education programs to enhance clinical and professional awareness of the practice of Occupational Therapy and its relation to other disciplines.

 

Assist in maintaining, organizing and coordinating appropriate inventory levels of departmental supplies and equipment.

 

Assist in maintaining a clean and orderly clinical area.

 

Actively participate in Quality Assurance initiatives as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Current NYS license or eligibility as a COTA.
  • Graduate of AOTA approved school with an associate degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Minimum of one year experience in geriatrics required.
  • Must meet all competencies as recorded on the PACE OT competency skills checklist.
  • Needed to provide OT services to PACE participants in accordance with OT Guide to
    practice regulations, PACE policies and guidelines both at the PACE day centers
    in the community.
  • Per Job Description.

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