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Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist, the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant is accountable for assisting patients in furthering their physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation. This position will facilitate patients adaptation to a disability utilizing professional skills. The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant provides quality occupational therapy services with various media. This position requires an ability to be creative, adaptable and the ability for independent judgment of assigned duties. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Completes ADL assessments, assists OTR in implementing treatment plans determines patients adaptive equipment needs. - Provides patient/family education in treatment. - Administers treatment at multiple locations for in/out patients with direct/indirect supervision by an occupational therapist. - Timely documentation of patient related information. - Represents OT in various multidisciplinary meetings. - Assists in OT department cross training of OT personnel. - Participates in and presents inservices to OT staff and others. - Supervises COTA fieldwork students and volunteers. - Promotes safety in the department on a daily basis and participates in the department safety program. - Assists in developing and implementing program development. - Provides back for the department therapists during vacations. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to sit for up to thirty minutes at a time. Be able to tolerate standing for thirty to forty-five minutes consecutively and be able to walk on level surfaces, stairs, carpeted surfaces, ramps for up to thirty minutes consecutively. Must have the ability to lift/move patients up to 200 lbs., push/pull patients weighting up to 200 lbs. Must have the ability to occasionally stoop/bend, crouch, kneel and reach above shoulder level. Must be capable of tactile sensation as it relates to feeling for muscle spasms, textures and skin temperature. Must have the ability to hear as it relates to normal conversation and ability to hear call bells. Must be capable of seeing as it relates general vision, depth perception, and peripheral vision. EDUCATION: Two year associate degree from and accredited occupational therapy assistant program, Pa. License and certification through AOTCB. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: One-year clinical preferred. Current certification in CPR within the first 90 days of hire and then as required by certification. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Lukes University Health Network, Allentown , Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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