0.8 FTE Occupational Therapist Assistant (24/25 School Year)

Molalla, Oregon

Category: Schools

Contract - Part Time

Job ID: 794672

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 36 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $1280 / Week

Posted Date: 6/10/2024

Molalla, Oregon

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Schools

Contract Duration: 36 Weeks

Contract - Part Time

Est. Pay: $1280 / Week

Job ID: 794672

Posted Date: 6/10/2024

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Under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist, the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant provides occupational therapy services including treatment, implementation, standardized assessment data, and documentation to students in the school setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides interventions to impact the student’s functional ability (muscle function, endurance, visual coordination, written and verbal communication skills, self-care ability, work capacity, etc.) as delegated by the Occupational Therapist
  • Understands the role of therapy in the context of the student’s age, total needs perspective and ability
  • Participates in the ongoing assessment of the student’s school environment for equipment needs, and the reduction of barriers or safety risks 
  • Teaches new skills or retrains students in once-familiar daily activities that have become difficult or unfamiliar due to illness or injury
  • Consistently reports to the Occupational Therapist regarding student progress/status to promote modification of treatment program and any adverse outcomes
  • Maintains timely, legible, and efficient student documentation 
  • Notes remain concise, pertinent and meet district and practice documentation standards
  • Instructs student in the use of various types of adaptive equipment and/or splints to improve function
  • Ensures equipment is in good working order
  • May utilize physical agents, including but not limited to heat, cold, water, light, electricity, ultrasound and massage
  • Identifies student needs for other supportive services and notifies the Occupational Therapist
  • Reports student’s reactions(s) to treatment or change(s) in condition to the physician and Occupational Therapist
  • Prepares and submits clinical progress-summaries based on the progress toward goals and responses to treatment
  • Participates in case conferences, meetings and in-service education
  • Complies with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding professional standards and practice standards
  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current certification or licensure as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in the state of practice
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy Assistant required
  • One (1) year of experience as an Occupational Therapy Assistant preferred
  • Pediatric experience preferred
  • Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice 
  • Participation and completion of Amergis’ Competency program when applicable
  • Current CPR if applicable
  • TB questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable 
  • Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation) 
  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements 
  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site 
  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements  
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English 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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