Occupational Therapy - Occupational Therapist Assistant

13525 E 23rd Ave, Aurora, CO 80045, USA Req #5147
Saturday, August 13, 2022


    • POSITION DESCRIPTION

      POSITION TITLE:  Occupational Therapist Assistant 

      REPORTS TO: Occupational Therapist

      DEPARTMENT: Rehab

      The primary responsibility of the Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA) is to provide direct occupational therapy interventions as planned, delegated, and supervised by the Occupational Therapist. The person in this role will also record treatments given and note progress in medical record.  In this role, you are entrusted to ensure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to our residents at all times. 

      KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

      Resident Care:                         70% time

      • Provide occupational therapy individualized treatment plans and needed updates to increase client’s independence and functioning under the supervision of a Licensed Occupational Therapist and in accordance with physician’s orders

      • Demonstrate competent technical skills according to current standards of practice

      • Communicate changes in resident’s condition

      • Participate in discharge and community mobility planning

      • Prescribe necessary durable medical equipment to facilitate independence 

      • Provide accurate and timely billing records and supporting clinical documentation

      • Respond to family requests and concerns timely

      • Assure resident abuse or neglect does not occur

      • Observe confidentiality and safeguards for all patient information


      Training/Education:                         15% time

      • Participate in collaborative care conferences

      • Coordinate and provide training with Restorative Nursing and other Care staff

      • Provide education and training to patient, caregiver, and community partners

      • Assist with training and education of facility and professional partners

      • Ensure compliance with all community mandatory education, training and competence programs

      • Participation in OTA student development and educational programs 


      Department Duties:                           15% time

      • Perform screening rounds as directed by Director of Rehabilitation to assess for client needs and environmental safety

      • Provide recommendations to Director of Rehab and other team members opportunities for business improvement, safety concerns or other updates

      • Assists in maintaining cleanliness and tour readiness of the therapy department

      • Performs other duties as assigned


      TALENT:

      Executing

      Ability to prioritize and multi-task priorities

      Detail oriented and follow through

      Takes responsibility and ownership

      Effective and efficient time management skills

      Creates efficiency and effectiveness in process 

      Relationship Building

      Ability to foster teamwork

      Customer service oriented

      Works well with people, including staff, residents and families

      Has a patient demeanor 


      Influencing

      Communicate clearly and effectively


      Strategic Thinking

      Ability to solve problems effectively


      SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

      Knowledge: Current Colorado occupational therapy practices and procedures including laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities

      Skills: Providing appropriate care in post-acute or long-term care environment (preferred)


      EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

      Education: Must be a graduate of a 2-year college level program (approved by American Occupational Therapy Association)

      Experience: Experience in provide appropriate care in post-acute or long-term care environment (preferred)

      License: Current, unencumbered, active Colorado Occupational Therapy Assistant License (required)

      Certifications: Current NBCOT certification, CPR (as requested)


      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

      • Frequent squatting, twisting and reaching

      • Frequent walking and standing

      • Occasional resident handling, transferring and lifting from floor, over 100#

      • Occasional crawling, climbing and sitting

      • Frequent repetitive pushing, pulling and grasping up to 50#


      OTHER:

      • Must maintain a valid, unrestricted Colorado driver’s license

      • Proof of COVID vaccination or qualifying exemption



Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Min Hiring Rate $26.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $34.00
Location on Google Maps
  • 13525 E 23rd Ave, Aurora, CO 80045, USA