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Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)

Company: Cadia Healthcare - Wheaton
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Who We AreCompassion and appreciation are at the heart of who we are. We act as an advocate for the patient but also for our employees. At Cadia Healthcare, we have built an environment where new ideas are encouraged. Our company culture is built on being supportive, working as a team and reaching our goals. Cadia is excited to have you continue your career with us!What You Will DoOccupational Therapist Assistants play an important role in the facility, by working side by side with Occupational Therapists, as they guide residents to recovery. As an Occupational Therapist Assistant, you administer occupational therapy for residents through the therapeutic use of every day activities. Cadia is dedicated to providing the best care possible and that's where you come in.ResponsibilitiesComplete all essential documentation and forms related to the treatment services provided to a patient, including but not limited to, billing, physician orders, interdisciplinary screenings, ROM, care plan, billing, etcAssist the Occupational Therapist in the test and measure of patient's strength, ROM, ADL performance, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and record findingsAdminister objective tests/assessments at various stages for regulatory and documentation compliance, and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefitUse a range of technique, exercises, activities to strengthen muscles, improve independence and safety with ADLs, fine/gross motor coordination, functional transfers/mobility, homemaking/meal preparation, etcInstruct, motivate, and assist patients to perform various physical activities such as non manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, daily living activities, and in use of assistant and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes and prosthesesEducate patients, their families/caregivers on the resident's progress to ensure a healthy lifestyle and to prevent injury and disabilityQualificationsMust possess State issued certificate as a Certified Occupational Therapy AssistantMust possess at least 1 year of experience as an occupational therapy assistant with exposure to patients of varying age groups in different health care settingsExperience implementing infection control practices and procedures is preferredPrevious experience using Rehab Optima is preferred

Keywords: Cadia Healthcare - Wheaton, Silver Spring , Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA), Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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