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COTA I, PRN (JMH)

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Company: Mountain States Health Alliance

Location: Abingdon, VA

Date Posted: October 9, 2014

Source: MiracleWorkers.com



The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant I(COTA-I), as a member of the rehabilitation team, has the responsibility for implementing patient treatment plans as outlined by the Occupational Therapist. The COTA-I works in conjunction with other team professionals to provide patient care, provide education for patients and their families, and assist with discharge planning. The COTA-I may be asked to assist with orientation of new employees or with the supervision of students. The COTA-I will also carry out other departmental duties as assigned. The COTA-I must have the ability to work cooperatively with doctors, other staff members, patients, and their families with dignity, courtesy, and respect. The COTA-I needs to be outgoing and flexible in order to adjust to all possible situations, and must show initiative and use good judgment. The COTA-I must pay close attention to detail and be committed to provide superior levels of care. The COTA-I should be ...


The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant I(COTA-I), as a member of the rehabilitation team, has the responsibility for implementing patient treatment plans as outlined by the Occupational Therapist. The COTA-I works in conjunction with other team professionals to provide patient care, provide education for patients and their families, and assist with discharge planning. The COTA-I may be asked to assist with orientation of new employees or with the supervision of students. The COTA-I will also carry out other departmental duties as assigned. The COTA-I must have the ability to work cooperatively with doctors, other staff members, patients, and their families with dignity, courtesy, and respect. The COTA-I needs to be outgoing and flexible in order to adjust to all possible situations, and must show initiative and use good judgment. The COTA-I must pay close attention to detail and be committed to provide superior levels of care. The COTA-I should be committed to continuing education and upgrading of his/her skills and be willing to cross train and work in other areas as needed .

MSHA expects all team members to support the VOS initiative by demonstrating awareness of the VOS system and effectively applying it to his/her work.
Job duties of this position may require access to protected patient information (PHI). The team member will be accountable for appropriate use of the record and compliance with all confidentiality and security policy and procedures related to use, access, and disclosure of PHI.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
This position reports directly to the Rehab Services Therapy Site Manager at the facility where they are working. The COTA-I will also work under the direction of the Occupational Therapist regarding patient care treatment plans. This position may supervise the rehab techs that are giving care to the patients assigned to the COTA. This position may also require supervision of COTA students and volunteers. COTAs that are prn or designated as floaters may report directly to the MSHA Therapy Discipline Coordinator for OT.


1. Must be a graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program.
2. Licensed to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in the appropriate state or eligibility for the appropriate state licensure required.
3. CPR certification required.
4. Record of activity in state and national professional associations is desirable.
5. Must meet requirements for MSHA Therapy Career Ladder Level 1 (as referenced in policy: 'Rehabilitation Therapy Career Ladder Advancement Program'. These requirements are to be met on an annual basis in order to maintain COTA- I designation.
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