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Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant/Travel/Palm Springs

Posted by: Denise Miller
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)
Palm Springs, CA
Posted 4 years ago

Palm Springs, Ca

Position:  Skilled nursing facility in Palm Springs, CA.   This is a 13 week assignment with an option to extend.

The Occupational Therapist Assistant will test and evaluate patients’ physical and mental abilities and analyze the data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals. You will select activities necessary to help individuals learn life‐management skills within limits of their mental and physical capabilities. The successful candidates will also administer a team‐oriented program to restore maximum function, including life skills, perceptual motor abilities, sensory function and adjustment to disability. Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Applies knowledge of age‐specific competencies and cultural diversity in the provision of patient care. Utilizes safe practices to minimize potential exposure to internal and external hazardous materials including but not limited to: blood and blood borne pathogens, infectious/communicable diseases, noise, excessive physical injury from patients, airborne dusts, fumes, and gases. Performs required duties at a high level, with minimal orientation. May be required to “float” outside of primary assignment location to another clinical assignment for which s/he is qualified to work. Remains flexible regarding work schedule to meet client staffing requirements.

Your specific duties as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant may include:

  • Provides patient care as an Occupational Therapy Assistant to patients in assigned facility (or facilities).
  • Assists in the assessment, treatment, and implementation of patient care in accordance with the State Practice Act specific to the state in which the assignment is located.
  • Assist patients under direction of an Occupational Therapist to maximize their potential in activities of daily living including areas of self‐care, meal time skills, and manipulation skills
  • Performs routine occupational therapy care to assigned patients
  • Carries out observations and assists OT in administering formal evaluations
  • Maintains written reports and records on interventions
  • Constructs adaptive equipment, self‐help devices as recommended by OT
  • Assists OT to instruct and educate patients and families
  • Participates in educational programs as requested
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required
  • Properly and accurately documents/charts observations and other data related to the clinical condition of the patient

Applicants living out of the area and looking for travel assignments will be considered. 

 Requirements: As a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, you must be a dependable and empathetic individual with the ability to develop and implement functionally based treatment plans. You must also be flexible and adaptable in working with a wide range of people in a variety of environments. It is also important that you have excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as a talent for motivating patients, family members and team members to achieve patient goals.

Specific qualifications for the Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant position include:

  • Graduate of an accredited occupational therapy assistant curriculum
  • Active Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant license in designated state
  • Prefer 1 year of experience
  • Experience in a variety of settings a plus
  • Proven experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions.
  • Additional specialized certifications a plus

CORE Rehab Staffing started in 2005 with two Physical Therapists who had a passion to utilize their skills to make a difference in people’s lives. Our company specializes in matching quality therapists with Travel, Per-Diem and long-term contracts around the country. At CORE Rehab Staffing no one is an empty name and number, everyone is a critical part of our team, and integral to our mission of providing exceptional patient care.

For more information contact Denise Miller at (888) 527-1740 x102

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