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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Company: Centrix Health Resources
Location: Gilbert
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant is a member of a multidisciplinary team at Sunrise Health Services. - The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant's goals are to rehabilitate and educate the patient to regain and retain their independence in their home setting. - Further, the purpose of the physical therapist is to restore the patient's function, alleviate pain, and prevent disabilities by planning and administering medically prescribed Occupational therapy.

Key Deliverables: -

? - - - - Assists the physician in evaluating the patient's level of function. -? - - - - Assess patient's home environment for safety hazards and architectural barriers identify equipment needs.? - - - - Identifies functional problems and establishes goals and a plan of care designed to improve the patient's functional status (revising as necessary).? - - - - Performs patient tests, measurements, and evaluations, such as range of motion and manual muscle tests, gait and functional analysis, and body parts measurement, and records and evaluates findings to aid in establishing or revising specifics of treatment programs. -? - - - - Performs and completes start-of-care, and ongoing assessments and associated paperwork in accordance to agency policy. -? - - - - Periodically re-evaluates and upgrades the patient's program to maximize functional improvement. -? - - - - Administers the exercise program utilizing specialized therapeutic exercise techniques and equipment. -? - - - - Plans and administers prescribed physical therapy treatment programs for patients to restore function, relieve pain and prevent disability following disease, injury, or loss of body parts. -? - - - - Recommends prosthetic/orthotic devices for patients or evaluates their devices and makes minor adjustments or recommends modifications by the prosthetist/orthotist. -? - - - - Confers with the family, referring physician, and other agency professional staff to obtain information to promote coordinated, efficient, and quality patient care. -? - - - - Performs and submits required documentation of patient's evaluations, plan of care, clinical notes, and progress reports, summaries along with changes in orders. -? - - - - All patient visit notes must be turned in the next scheduled workday, not to exceed forty-eight (48) hours.
-Performance Responsibilities -Although each position has its own unique duties and responsibilities, the following listing applies to every employee. All employees of the organization: -

? - - - - Will exercise necessary cost control measures. -? - - - - Will strive to maintain positive internal and external customer service relationships. -? - - - - Must be able to demonstrate effective leadership skills. -? - - - - Must demonstrate effective communication skills by conveying necessary information accurately, listening effectively and asking questions when clarification is needed. -? - - - - Must be able to be depended upon to plan and organize work effectively and ensure its completion. -? - - - - Must be able to demonstrate reliability by arriving to work on time and taking breaks in expected time frames. -? - - - - Will be expected to meet all productivity requirements. -? - - - - Must be able to demonstrate team behavior and must be willing to promote a team-oriented environment. -? - - - - Is expected to represent the organization professionally at all times. -Must be able to demonstrate initiative, strives to continually improve processes and relationships -Must be a graduate from an accredited Occupational - Therapy program and licensed by the state of Arizona. -

Tactical Deliverables:
? - - - - Notifies patient/clients prior to the visit and communicates further visits scheduled.? - - - - Drives responsibly and safely to and from the client's home.? - - - - Schedules own time-based on priorities and maintain productivity utilizing time management. -? - - - - Provides appropriate and thorough service to patients/clients, ensuring proper completion of services in an accurate and timely manner and in accordance with agency policy. -? - - - - Makes the initial patient/client Start of Care (SOC) assessment within appropriate time as scheduled by the agency.? - - - - Demonstrates respectable customer service and professionalism at all times.? - - - - Establishes Home Bound Status and document.? - - - - Provides skilled services and/or supervises, requiring substantial knowledge and skills in accordance with the Plan of Care (POC) and accepted standards of professional practice. -? - - - - Determines discipline frequencies according to physician order and/or assessed needs.? - - - - Implement and adhere to physician's orders.? - - - - Obtains physician order or verbal orders for Start of Care (SOC) or Resumption of Care (ROC) or Recertification (RECERT) within twenty four (24) to forty-eight (48) hours from the time of service.? - - - - Notify physician with any changes with the initial plan of care (POC) and obtain any appropriate orders.? - - - - Provide teaching to patient/client and answer health-related questions and document patient/client/caregiver understanding of education.? - - - - Complete Home Health Nursing Aide care plan and make supervisory visits on Home Health Aides and PTAs at least every fourteen days (14). -? - - - - Document patient's/client's care using appropriate agency forms and submit to agency within appropriate time line.? - - - - Assess any medication changes with each Re-visit and update the Medication Profile Form in the home and in the agency's medical record.? - - - - Notifies physician with any change in client condition, abnormal findings and new medications. Obtains orders as indicated with the appropriate form and submit in a timely manner.? - - - - Completes Discharge Oasis and Discharge Summary when patient/client is discharged. -? - - - - Complete Recertification Oasis every sixty (60) days while on service and obtain new orders for a new plan of care.? - - - - Communicate with the staffing coordinator with any scheduling concerns and/or changes in patient/client assignment. -? - - - - Communicate all Start of Cares (SOC), Resumption of Care - (ROC) or Recertification (RECERT) to the clinical support division within twenty-four (24) hours of completion.? - - - - Maintain continuity of care and document communications with others within the health care team.? - - - - Demonstrate work that meets quality standards. Assist in periodic auditing of paperwork of self/peers.? - - - - Assist in training of new personnel for field duty. -? - - - - Communicates regularly with the Director of Nursing and Clinical Supervisor with all patient/client concerns or ideas for better patient/client outcomes.? - - - - Adheres to Agency Code of Conduct, Standards of Practice, and Patients/Clients Rights/ Responsibilities.? - - - - Demonstrates professionalism in appearance, adhering to Agency dress code.? - - - - Accessible transportation to and from patients/clients visits.? - - - - Ability to lift 30 pounds, move intermittently throughout the workday, inclusive of sitting, standing and bending , pushing, pulling or moving objects and patients/clients.

Keywords: Centrix Health Resources, Gilbert , Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Other , Gilbert, Arizona

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