C.O.T.A.

Mercy Medical Center

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by enabling individuals to perform meaningful and purposeful activities across the lifespan. The Occupational Therapy Assistant assists in developing, improving or restoring independence to any person who has an injury, illness, disability or psychological dysfunction.
 
Job Duties
  • Under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist, provides occupational services reassessing the client's status on each visit, and ensuring quality of care as evidenced in the clinical record.
  • Coordinates client care with other clinical team members ensuring optimal client care and communications evidenced in the clinical record.
  • Completes all required paperwork following policies and procedures to ensure that documentation reflects care provided and the outcomes achieved, as evidenced in the clinical record
  • Maintains and enhances personal knowledge as well as promoting professional standards in occupational therapy.
  • Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, and specific job related hazards.
  • Follows exposure control plans/blood borne and airborne pathogens
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.
  • Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department team inter and intra departmentally to facilitate the department's ability to meet its goals and objectives.
  • Communicates to Occupational Therapist any change in patient status or need to change/update goals

Department Specific Duties
  • Education sufficient to receive licensure in the state of Iowa
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Good interpersonal relationships
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient use of computer – ability to type
Professional Experience
  • One year experience preferred
Education
  • N/A
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant licensure from state of Iowa, required
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse & Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training prior to start or transfer date.

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Occupational Therapy
Schedule: PRN, Day, Primarily weekend coverage with some weekday needs available.

Job ID: 81031

Posted 19 days ago

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