The COTA assists the Occupational Therapist in implementing the patient's treatment plan, education, dismissal planning and documentation with minimum weekly review and supervision by an Occupational Therapist.
Assists the Occupational Therapist in implementing the patient's treatment plan, education, dismissal planning and documentation with minimum weekly review and supervision by an Occupational Therapist
Communicates verbally with the patient, family, physicians and other health care staff regarding the nature of the patient's disability, treatment plan, safety issues and expected outcome of the patient
Assists with discharge planning for he the patient who will be continuing rehabilitation service at another facility
Documents all patient related activities in a manner that is thorough, clear, timely and allows for easy retrieval of information and is consistent with medical center policies and procedures
Supervises Occupational Therapy Assistant students during their clinical affiliations and provide formal and informal education sessions to patients, families, physicians, health care staff, students or any other group requesting information on topics within the scope of practice
Monitors compliance with all applicable laws and regulations promulgated by the government or other third parties
Assists the organization in incorporating the guiding principles into its education practices and in creating an environment responsive to change
Consistently meets established productivity requirements
Contacts physicians and office staff to promote Rehab Services and Wesley Medical Center
Required Registration, Licensure or Certification
Current Occupational Therapy Assistant licensure in the state of Kansas
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) verification course, as specified in policy
Required Education or Experience
Associates of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy
Required Knowledge and Skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, verbally and written
Demonstrated knowledge of principles of growth and development over an individual's life span
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