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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - (COTA)
Ref No.: 18-02264
Location: Canoga Park, California
Start Date: 05/23/2018

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - (COTA)
Full Time or Part time

 
Level: Experienced
Job Location: Canoga Park [CA]
Education Level: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant License



we are proud to be recognized as one of the nation's leading staffing services companies. For more than 10 years, we've been working closely with rehabilitation, nursing, allied health and other healthcare clinicians helping them achieve their goals through innovative therapy and wellness programs. We assist in finding great jobs for healthcare workers and promoting their careers. Our staffing help will elevate your career as a therapist, helping you fulfill your own potential.

We are currently looking for a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - COTA to improve the lives of the people we serve through compassion and innovation in healthcare. 
 
The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant will be primarily responsible for:
 
  • Direct patient care
  • Planning and implementing specific treatment programs for individual patients according to the principles and practices of occupational therapy in the system
  • Being flexible to meet the needs of the system within many different facilities
  • Assisting the occupational therapist in evaluation and assessment of clients of varying diagnoses and ages within the scope of the code of ethics and the law
  • Initiating and performing screening process and collects information for the OTR/LOT's review, as delegated and as appropriate
  • Collecting data or information for the evaluation as delegated by the OTR, as appropriate
  • Executing appropriate treatment plans for patients, as recommended by the Occupational Therapist
  • Demonstrating competency in performing a variety of treatment skills such as therapeutic exercise, modalities, ADL's, functional training, and procuring and instructing clients in equipment use per Occupational Therapist's recommendations
  • Identifying and implementing appropriate client/family education in consultation with the Occupational Therapist
  • Developing and maintaining high quality occupational therapy services in the clinic to clients' diagnoses and ages
  • Demonstrating competency in clinically supervising rehabilitation technicians in consultation with the Occupational Therapist
  • Demonstrating competency in clinically supervising occupational therapy assistant students in consultation with the Occupational Therapist
 
The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant must:
  • Be a graduate of an approved two-year program for Occupational Therapy Assistants as approved by the A.O.T.A., and eligible for licensure by the Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners for the state in which the facility resides
  • Have successfully completed an Occupational Therapy Assistant curriculum approved by the A.O.T.A.
  • Have a current CPR certification and maintain same
  • One year of rehabilitation experience with adult and pediatric is preferred

 Medical Requirements
  • Current Tuberculosis (TB) Test or Chest X-ray (Within the last 12months)
  • Titers for: Varicella (Chickenpox), MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), and Hepatitis B. A titer is a blood test that checks your immune status to vaccinations (immunizations) you may have received in the past.
  • Proof of Vaccination for Adult Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
  • Proof of Physical exam (Within the last 12months)
 
 
For consideration, Please send your resume to Healthcare Recruiter at jobs@uhcstaffing.com or call at 408-878-3120