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Occupational Therapy Asst

Rochester Regional Health Systems

This is a Full-time position in Rochester, NY posted July 13, 2021.

SUMMARYPosition Summary: Implements and documents treatment programs. Provide superior customer service by modeling the Brand Promise and Core Values. Key Responsibilities: Within standards of practice established for COTAs and PTA’s, completes and documents assessments, establishing objective, achievable and measurable long and short term goals. Implements treatment programs individualized to the patients needs and discharge plan; issues and provides instruction in the use of adaptive equipment; document’s patient response to treatment according to department policy. Communicates directly to therapist regarding patient’s plan of care, concerns or any observed changes in medical status. Participates in discharge planning, performs timely and adequate family and staff teaching to facilitate discharge plan. Offers appropriate suggestions for equipment needs post-discharge. Communicates home programs in neat, concise and organized manner. Coordinates patient schedule with team members, readily and effectively adjusts schedule to meet changes in census, staffing, patient needs, space constraints. Documents patient charges and attendance at end of each day. Maintains professional growth through active participation in continuing education programs, departmental inservices, professional organizations and review of professional literature. Reports problems and concerns and consults with Supervisor regarding clinical issues and decisions. Fosters team, patient and family communication. Communicates pertinent patient information to all members of the health care team. Communicates pertinent information to patient and family members including goals, procedures, progress and prognosis, as appropriate. Displays the capacity for motivating others. Recognizes the effects of his/her own non-verbal behaviors upon others. Correctly interprets and responds to non-verbal behavior of others. Rehab Only: Practices safe and economical utilization and distribution of department equipment, supplies, space and utilities. Maintain accountability for equipment issued. HHCS Only: Maintains required agency visit productivity. Minimum Qualifications: Associates Degree or Certificate in Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy from an accredited school. Rehab Only: Successful completion of all fieldwork requirements and eligible to sit for PTA or OTA exam. HHCS Only: Minimum of 2 years post-graduate experience as a COTA in an acute care setting and/or an acute rehabilitation facility . Reads, writes and speaks English. Excellent interpersonal skills. Computer skills required. Required Licensure / Certification Skills: Licensed and/or registered by the State of New York. Rochester Regional Health System is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. STATUS: LOCATION: DEPARTMENT: SCHEDULE: ATTRIBUTES text text RESPONSIBILITIES text text