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Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Glencroft Center For Modern Aging Glendale, AZ
  • Depends on experience
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement
  • Employer Fairly Likely to Respond

JOB SUMMARY

The Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant performs services planned, delegated and supervised by the Occupational Therapist.  Participates in the rehabilitative plan of care designated by the Occupational Therapist and physician, and monitored and evaluated by the Occupational Therapist.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITY

The Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant will report to the Occupational Therapist and Therapy Manager.  The Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant must have a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures used in long term care facilities and possess strong written and oral communication skills, being able to understand written and oral instructions.  Effective in establishing and maintaining rapport with staff, residents, outside vendors, and clients.  Must possess a genuine interest in and concern for geriatric, chronically ill, and/or disabled persons.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Regular attendance is considered an essential function of this position and is necessary for the efficient operation of the business.
  2. Participates in the ongoing assessment of the patient’s functional status (muscle function, endurance, visual coordination, written and verbal communication skills, self-care ability, work capacity, etc.) as delegated by the Occupational Therapist. Observes, records, and reports to the Occupational Therapist and clinical supervisor responses to treatment and any changes in the patient’s condition.
  3. Treats the patient in accordance with the care plan after the Occupational Therapist performs the initial evaluation to establish treatment goals, frequency, duration, and specific modalities to be used in accordance with the physician’s orders with the Occupational Therapist.
  4. Reviews weekly the patient’s programs. Contacts the Occupational Therapist directly for patient reports and care as needed, ore required by State/Federal guidelines.
  5. Submits appropriate written reports of the patient’s progress at the designated intervals to the physician and/or the Occupational Therapist. All notes written by the Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant will be co-signed (if state requires) by the supervising Occupational Therapist.
  6. Instructs patients regarding physical therapy procedures designated by the supervising Occupational Therapist.
  7. Adheres to all applicable federal, state, local, and Glencroft-maintained standards of care and ethics and policies concerned with the practice of physical therapy and among other things, personnel qualifications.
  8. Participates in staff development activities. Participates in in-service education.
  9. Demonstrates evidence of continuing education conducted for in-service sessions.
  10. Meets productivity and utilization expectations as established by Glencroft.
  11. Completes timely clinical documentation to include functional goal setting, progress and therapeutic approach.
  12. Completes administrative/billing documentation in a timely and accurate manner.
  13. Completes billing and administrative documentation in a timely and accurate manner.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

The vision of Glencroft is to create an environment that inspires seniors to experience enriched and fulfilling lives. Glencroft is the largest Senior Living Community in Arizona and the 4th largest in the nation. The community sits on 40 lush acres of citrus trees and grass. We offer all-inclusive services to our residents which consists of housekeeping, security, meals, transportation and activities.

 To provide a broad continuum of high quality senior services in a manner that demonstrates Christian love and compassion we select only the best employees. If you are passionate about your job and working with seniors in a team-orientated work environment, then we want you.

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