Regency Healthcare

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) (PRN) - Jefferson

US-TX | US-TX-Beaumont
ID
2017-3053
Category
Therapist
Regency IHS Therapy Consulting

Overview

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The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) will implement the plan of care as established by the therapist and the physician in a professional, competent manner, upholding excellence with quality of care. The COTA will communicate with facility staff and provide support to the facility through training and in-services as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Screen all residents in facility on a quarterly basis to identify those who have experienced declines in their functional abilities and determine if therapy intervention is indicated. 
  • Carry out treatment program according to plan of care in consultation with therapist. 
  • Identify need for modification of treatment plan and consult with therapist.
  •  Monitor and report resident performance and progress to therapist.
  • Assist therapist in re-assessment of patients by gathering and reporting patient progress to help therapist determine the need for continuation or discontinuation of services.
  • Assist therapist in discharge planning.
  • Educate staff, families and caregivers as indicated.
  • Identify needs for program development and implement programs according to company policies and procedures.
  • Identify equipment needs of the therapy department and order equipment according to company policy and procedure.
  • Complete all required documentation according to guidelines specified in the documentation manual.  
  • Coordinate in-services for facility staff as need is determined to ensure safe and effective carryover of maintenance/restorative programs and overall care of the residents.
  • Attend all facility-required meetings.
  • Supervise therapy techs as set forth in PT/OT/ST state regulations.

Qualifications

The COTA must maintain active Texas state licensure for Therapy Assistant.

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