Career Details

COTA-PRN-Fort Wayne

  • Job Type: PRN
  • Location: Fort Wayne, IN
  • Date Posted: 10/1/2018
  • Apply By: 10/08/2023
  • Job Description:
  • Primary Job Function

    The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (C.O.T.A.) performs occupational therapy treatments under the clinical supervision of the Occupational Therapist. The Occupational Therapy Assistant participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing support and information within the area of Occupational Therapy.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Provide Occupational Therapy treatments to patients according to treatment plans developed by the Occupational Therapist.
    • Assist the Occupational Therapist when performing tests, evaluations, and complex treatment procedures.
    • Observe, record and report to the Occupational Therapist the patient conditions, reactions and responses related to treatment.
    • Maintain daily records of treatments and document progress notes on patients as directed by the Occupational Therapist.
    • Assist the Occupational Therapist in consulting with family members, physicians and other health care professionals, as appropriate.
    • Assist with the care of the Occupational Therapy department and equipment.
    • Assist the Occupational Therapist with in-service programs and other meetings as assigned by the Occupational Therapist.
    • Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical currency.
    • Act in compliance with Vertis Therapy Management Policies and Procedures, State, Federal and Professional Organization regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.
    • Attend and participate in staff meetings and other meetings as requested.
    • Perform other duties, as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

    • Associate of Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant.
    • Current license or eligible for license under statutes in the state of practice.
    • Prefer minimum one (1) year rehabilitation experience in setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility.
    • Prefer active membership in the state and national American Occupational Therapy Association.
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Adequate computer skills in order to complete required job duties and computerized documentation.
    • Ability to understand and follow the directions of the Occupational Therapist and the policies and procedures of Vertis Therapy.

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