Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (5604)
interface rehab, inc. (“interface” or “Company”) is looking for a caring, dedicated certified occupational therapy assistant to provide quality care to the residents. Under the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist, the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (“COTA”) helps plan and implement patient treatment, plan and coordinate patient discharge, and prepare detailed progress reports and appropriate patient documentation. Treatments will include training in daily living activities, functional skills, motor development, compensation techniques use of adaptive equipment and splinting. The COTA will not be expected to perform patient evaluations.
interface rehab, inc. is a patient-driven, innovative, long-term contract and full-service rehabilitation company that was established in 1995. We provide physical, speech, and occupational therapy services in various long-term care, skilled nursing, and acute care facilities.
We are a team of individuals committed to supporting each other, encouraging team members’ professional and personal growth, and continuously learning new skills so that we can provide top quality care to our clients and their patients. Because our success depends upon the dedication of our employees, we are highly selective in choosing new members of our team.
Responsibilities and Duties
Essential Responsibilities and Expectations
- Under the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist:
- Determine patients’ treatment needs
- Participate in patient assessment, including providing information to the Occupational Therapist for analysis
- Provide patient treatment and services, as recommended by the Occupational Therapist
- Ensure treatment programs meet patients’ daily living needs
- Assure all required written patient documentation and Company paperwork are completed appropriately and submitted on a timely basis
- Complete all required documentation from evaluations performed prior to leaving the facility each day
- Recommend termination of services or treatment, as necessary
- Carry out assignments given by the Director of Rehabilitation
- Maintain strong professional relationships and good rapport with all significant administrative and restorative nursing personnel in the facility
- Submit all billing logs and necessary information on a timely basis
- Report any problem areas/equipment within each facility to the appropriate supervisor immediately
- Comply with State Licensing Board of California, Title 22, CMS, and California Labor Board guidelines
- Comply with Company and facility rules, policies and procedures
- Comply with all applicable safety rules, policies, and procedures
Additional Responsibilities and Expectations
- Under the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist, provide necessary training and guidance to student interns as assigned, including:
- Supervising students during the internship
- Providing clearly defined, career-related (i.e., non-clerical) responsibilities and tasks in accordance with the students’ academic programs
- Informing student interns about and ensuring their compliance with Company, facility, state, and federal guidelines, and
- Completing any paperwork required by the Company or the students’ academic program
- Assume other duties as assigned
Physical and Mental Requirements
These physical and mental demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the COTA. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the COTA.
- Report to work regularly and on-time
- Ability to travel, as required
- See projects through to completion
- Ability to bend, reach, squat, move as required by patient treatment plans
- Ability to transfer or assist in transfer of up to 100 lbs.
- Ability to stand and/or work 80% of an 8-hour shift
- Visual and hearing acuity to perform job-related functions
- Ability to operate standard rehabilitation therapy equipment
The COTA will primarily be working in a skilled nursing facility. This is an active patient care environment. This environment has no unusual exposures but safety precautions must be taken at all times.
Qualifications and Skills
To perform the COTA job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required of the COTA. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Licensed as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in the State of California, or eligible for such license
- Valid CPR certification
- A completed physical examination from a licensed physician
- Negative TB skin test within the past year OR a clear Chest X-ray within the past five years
- Ability to gather and analyze information in a timely and skillful manner
- Ability to manage time efficiently and handle multiple concurrent projects
- Resourceful, problem-solving attitude
- Proactive attitude and work-style
- Ability to exhibit a high level of confidentiality
- A customer-service focused attitude
- Natural interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong detail-oriented and resourceful mindset
- Able to work well in a diverse environment
- Accept and act upon constructive feedback
interface offers a competitive hourly rate and also one of the best benefits packages in the industry. There is opportunity for advancement and increased responsibilities and compensation within the role.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the COTA position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.