COTA (30 hours) - Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, Arizona

Category: Allied

Travel

Job ID: 773932

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 36 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $972 / Week

Posted Date: 4/26/2024

Phoenix, Arizona

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Allied

Contract Duration: 36 Weeks

Travel

Est. Pay: $972 / Week

Job ID: 773932

Posted Date: 4/26/2024

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Under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist, theCertified Occupational Therapy Assistant provides occupational therapy servicesincluding treatment, implementation, standardized assessment data, anddocumentation.

Open position: 23-24′ SY and 24-25′ SY

Position is paying around $45/hr **Pay rate is dependent on the position location, and candidate experience. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides interventions to impact patient’s functionalability (muscle function, endurance, visual coordination, written and verbalcommunication skills, self-care ability, work capacity, etc.) as delegated bythe Occupational Therapist
  • Understands the role of therapy in the context of thepatient’s age, total needs perspective and Environment
  • Participates in the ongoing assessment of the patient forequipment needs, and the reduction of barriers or safety risks (if applicable)
  • Teaches new skills or retrains patients in once-familiardaily activities that have become difficult or unfamiliar due to illness orinjury
  • Consistently reports to the Occupational Therapist regardingpatient progress/status to promote modification of treatment program and anyadverse outcomes
  • Ensures that patient/family understands when and how toreceive further treatment
  • Maintains timely, legible, and efficient patient-caredocumentation
  • Notes remain concise, pertinent and meet clientdocumentation standards
  • Instructs patient and/or family/caregiver in the use ofvarious types of adaptive equipment and/or splints to improve function.
  • Ensures equipment is in good working order
  • Trains patient and/or family/caregiver in use of prostheticand/or orthotic devices
  • May utilize physical agents, including but not limited toheat, cold, water, light, electricity, ultrasound and massage
  • Identifies patient and/or family/caregiver needs for othersupportive services and notifies the Occupational Therapist
  • Reports patient’s reactions(s) to treatment or change(s) incondition to the physician and Occupational Therapist
  • Prepares and submits clinical progress-summaries based onthe progress toward goals and responses to treatment
  • Participates in discharge of patient at point of optimalbenefit of treatment, making appropriate provision for continuing services ifneeded
  • Participates in case conferences, meetings and in-serviceeducation
  • Complies with applicable local, state, and federal laws andregulations regarding professional standards and practice standards
  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current certification or licensure as an OccupationalTherapy Assistant in the state of practice
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Occupational TherapyAssistant required
  • One (1) year of experience as an Occupational TherapyAssistant preferred
  • Complies with all relevant professional standards ofpractice 
  • Participation and completion of Amergis’ Competency programwhen applicable
  • Current CPR if applicable
  • TB questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable 
  • Current Health certificate (per contract or stateregulation) 
  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements 
  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable tojob site 
  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAArequirements  
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to andfrom appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors,co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in theEnglish language is required  
  • Computer proficiency required 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age 
Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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