Job Description Job Summary
The Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) assists in the practice of occupational therapy under the supervision of the Occupational therapists. The COTA assist in the administration of, or instruction in rehabilitative and habilitative techniques and procedures to evaluate, prevent, correct, treat, alleviate, and limit physical disability, pathokinesiological function, bodily malfunction, pain from injury, disease, and any other physical disability or mental disorder. Duties require the use of analysis and judgment, monitoring treatment plan implementation, adjusting treatment as necessary, and managing time efficiently.
Demonstrates strong working knowledge and skill experience with a variety of diagnostic groups including, but not limited to, the following: orthopedic and arthritis related conditions; neurological groups including CVA, TBI, degenerative neurological diseases, SCI; generalized weakness as a result of medical or surgical conditions including DM, ESRD, amputation, COPD, CHF, CABG, etc.
Responsibilities of utilization review include
Monitoring therapy services to promote appropriate resource utilization.
Coordination of case conferences of therapy services as determined by criteria or any clinician request
Demonstrates age appropriate competency skills and knowledge, displays ability to perform skills specific to patient population identified in unit specific skill list: (Mark age of patients served in assigned units)
___ infant __x__ child __x__ adolescent __x__ adult __x__ geriatric
Job Requirements Licensure:
Successful completion of National Registry Examination by the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Proof of valid certification from Indiana Health Professions Bureau or eligibility for registration with Indiana State Health Professions Bureau. Recent graduates who have applied for the registration examination may be considered for provisional appointment.
Requires working knowledge of normal growth and development, related behaviors, needs, comfort, and range of treatment appropriate to the age (adolescent, adult, geriatric) and diagnosis of patient services to support the provision of an individualized interdisciplinary plan of care.
Graduate from an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.