Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant -COTA - PRN
Company: Temple Rehabilitation Hospital
Posted on: September 11, 2023
Temple Rehabilitation Hospital is a state-of-the-art, 36-bed
inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital dedicated to the treatment
and recovery of individuals who have experienced the debilitating
effects of a severe injury or illness.
Our rehabilitation programs provide ongoing care and specialized
treatment to patients throughout their recovery journey. We offer
customized, intense rehabilitation tailored to the individual needs
of those recovering from stroke, brain injury, neurological
conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury, amputation, and orthopedic
Temple Rehabilitation Hospital strives to maximize the health,
function, and quality of life of those we serve through
comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation programs.
--- - - - - - Under guidance of supervising OTR/L: Acquires
pertinent information and implements comprehensive program using
varied techniques and treatment activities; reviews and modifies
treatment in response to changing patient needs; identifies
equipment and discharge needs.
--- - - - - - Is aware of patient injury/diagnosis and takes all
necessary precautions for observing indications and
--- - - - - - Provides treatment to diverse diagnostic populations
and completes supporting documentation according to hospital policy
and State Practice Act.
--- - - - - - Observes treatment affect, accomplishment of short
and long term goals and recommends change to the supervising OTR/L,
--- - - - - - Communicates collaborates with support personnel
regarding treatment orders as directed by the supervising
--- - - - - - Conducts the class/group situations (stroke, SCI, BI)
--- - - - - - When necessary, instructs care giver/family members
in home exercise program as related to the patient's functional and
self-care status: discusses necessary equipment for the home
--- - - - - - Complies with department, hospital, and regulatory
agency guidelines with respect to ethics, legal issues and
supervisory relationships. - Demonstrates professional
accountability per AOTA Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and
Standards of Practice.
--- - - - - - Demonstrates appropriate and effective written,
verbal and non-verbal communication with team members through the
continuum of care.
--- - - - - - Completes timely and accurate documentation,
including QI scoring, of patient treatment in the patient medical
record as indicated
--- - - - - - The population is adult and geriatric patients
requiring an adult medical rehabilitation program and services.
--- - - - - - Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal
level of function of participation in rehabilitation; makes
appropriate interventions to reduce pain after consulting with
supervising OTR/L and makes appropriate physician contact as
--- - - - - - Protects patient confidentiality in regard to
medical, emotional, and social status.
--- - - - - - Keeps the supervising therapist informed of patient's
status, problem areas, progress, etc.
--- - - - - - Perceives the existence of problems and notifies
supervising therapist for implementation of safe, effective and
--- - - - - - Demonstrates appropriate safety measures when
implementing treatment programs.
--- - - - - - Provides input/suggestions for the physical
functioning of the department in the areas of equipment management,
space utilization, storage, etc.
--- - - - - - Assists in inventory and ordering of supplies and
--- - - - - - Assists in maintenance of safe, clean work
--- - - - - - Assists in preparation/maintenance of daily treatment
--- - - - - - Develops home programs and instructs patients in the
programs as delegated by the supervising occupational
--- - - - - - Provides written and updated treatment/coverage
programs for days off.
--- - - - - - Performs discharge planning under the direct
supervision of the OTR/L (prescriptions, equipment requests, and
--- - - - - - Reports on patient's status at patient care in team
conference when necessary. - (Team conferences should be attended
by the supervising OTR/L and with the COTA in attendance.)
--- - - - - - Assists in program development and preparation to
meet regulatory agency standards i.e. Joint Commission, CARF.
--- - - - - - Observes, measures and records the cardiovascular
responses of heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation.
--- - - - - - Plans and presents educational programs for
department; hospital and/or community.
--- - - - - - Provides orientation, instruction, supervision and/or
guidance to ancillary staff, COTA students, and volunteers.
--- - - - - - May transport patients/equipment to/from therapy
--- - - - - - Uses computer system to assist in
preparation/maintenance/printing of work list and entering of
--- - - - - - Utilizes specialized equipment, testing procedures
and/or advanced treatment techniques with appropriate
--- - - - - - Other duties as assigned
--- - - - - - Current state licensure/certification as a Certified
Occupational Therapy Assistant.
--- - - - - - Previous experience in the care of patients
--- - - - - - Current BLS/CPR.
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