Occupational Therapy Assistant – Cert

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Central Washington Hospital
Department:
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 8

Job Description

Position Summary:

Responsible for evaluation and treatment of a patient’s condition in his/her residence as it relates to the patient’s disabilities, injuries and/or disease process, under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist. Quality of care is provided in accordance with the mission of Home Care Services.

Essential Functions:

Essential functions are those tasks, duties, and responsibilities that comprise the means of accomplishing the job’s purpose and objectives. Essential functions are critical or fundamental to the performance of the job. They are the major functions for which the person is held accountable. Following are the essential functions of the job, along with the corresponding performance standards.

1. Follows the Plan of Treatment set up by the Occupational Therapist, and therapy goals through recognition of patient’s needs and goals, conditions and environment, and consultation with other health team members.

2. Administers treatment procedures and rehabilitative activities as prescribed by the physician through therapeutic use of functional or restorative activities of daily living, homemaking, splinting and upper extremity orthotic/prosthetic training and perceptual motor training, under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist.

3. Selects and teaches task-oriented therapeutic activities designed to restore functional ability.

4. Implements therapeutic tasks and activities to restore sensory-integrative function devised by the Occupational Therapist.

5. Teaches compensatory techniques designed to improve the level of independence in activities of daily living.

6. Devises, constructs and fits orthotic, prosthetic and self-help devices, and instructs and supervises patient and family in their use.

7. Adjusts Plan of Treatment and goals when necessary in collaboration with the Occupational Therapist.

8. Instructs the patient and family in home programs to be continued in the therapist’s absence, when indicated.

9. Under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist, plans, implements and supervises individualized activity programs as part of an active treatment program.

10. Teaches prevocational, vocational and avocational activities set up by the Occupational Therapist.

11. Periodically re-evaluates the status of the patient’s functional ability and the effectiveness of the occupational therapy plan of treatment in collaboration with the Occupational Therapist.

12. Assists the Occupational Therapist in coordinating therapy goals with other health care team members through routine conferences.

13. Maintains and records and provides documentation required by regulatory bodies, policies and procedures under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist.

14. Records and reports to the Occupational Therapist the patient’s reaction to treatment, any changes in the patient’s condition, makes suggested changes in the patient’s orders, and provides direct service that follows a documented routine and accepted procedure under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist.

NOTE: This list of job functions is not intended to be all inclusive and may be expanded to include other functions that may be deemed necessary.

Knowledge, Skill, and Competency Expectations:

Demonstrate Standards of Behavior in all aspects of job performance at all times.

Communication: Functionally able to listen, read, speak and write using English language. Functional hearing and visual acuity sufficient to detect changes in patient conditions and perform assessments. Effective interpersonal skills. Demonstrates ability to work in collaboration with health team members.

Must possess basic computer skills related to Windows navigation, mouse usage, keyboarding, email communication and password management.

Current, valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle with the minimum coverage by law.

Qualifications:REQUIRED:

Graduate of an accredited occupational therapy program approved by the AMA in conjunction with the AOTA.

One year of recent occupational therapy assistant experience.

Current Certification with State of Washington as an Occupational Therapist Assistant.

BLS for Healthcare Providers certified

Additional Information

About Confluence Health: Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system with two hospitals, multi-specialty care in 30+ service lines and primary care in 11 communities across north central Washington State. Our 270 physicians and 130 advanced practice clinicians serve an area of approximately 12,000 square miles and cover nearly every corner of this region through specialty outreach. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost effective manner. Our Setting and Lifestyle: We are located in the heart of Washington State and just 2.5 hours east of Seattle. Our region offers a diverse array of recreational opportunities in breathtaking landscapes, from alpine country to the high desert, orchards to vineyards, cross country skiing to fly fishing and everything in between. Cycling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking; it is all right here. The region also offers a family friendly environment with excellent schools and cultural and art activities for the entire family.

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