• Cert Occ Therapy Asst - Home Health

    Job Locations US-OR-The Dalles
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Department : Name
    USD $23.29/Hr.
    USD $28.53/Hr.
    Salary Grade
  • Overview

    Mid-Columbia Medical Center is currently seeking a Certified Occupational Therapy assistant in our Home Health Department.

    This is a Full-Time position and qualifies for a comprehensive benefits package.


    The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant works directly under the supervision of a qualified Occupational Therapist, carrying out the program of rehabilitating patients.

    • Performs services planned, delegated and supervised by the OTR.
    • Assists with O.T. evaluations, re-evaluations and discharge planning under the supervision of the OTR.
    • Documents in clinical record according to VHS policy/procedure.
    • Provides services and education to improve patient health outcomes, promote recovery, facilitate comfort, speed return to function and promote healthy behaviors. Appropriately involves client/family in care decisions.
    • Advises and consults with the client, his family and other personnel for continuity of care.
    • Provides services to client in his home on a regular basis.
    • Consults with physician and Visiting Health Services staff regarding discharge and prepares client and family for discharge. Prepares discharge summary.
    • Participates in and/or supports performance Improvement activities.
    • Will maintain current VHS productivity standard.
    • Requires high speed internet at home w/downloading capabilities.
    • Require cell phone w/ smart phone capabilities.
    • Requires ability to drive in all weather conditions, good and adverse. Vehicle must be capable of driving on all types of road conditions, such as pavement, rock, and dirt.
    • Coordinate care delivery to meet the patient's needs, and involve the patient, the representative and caregivers as appropriate in the coordination of care activities.
    • Demonstrate knowled of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and the patient's clinical position. Follows the seven (7) medication rates and reduces the potential for medication errors.
    • Maintains regulatory requirements, including all federal, state, local regulations and accrediting organization standards.
    • Adheres to all agency billing and documentation policy and procedures.


    Minimum Education, Training & Experience (includes licenses or certifications):


    • Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.  Licensed to practice as a COTA in Oregon and Washington.
    • Current healthcare provided CPR.


    • Minimum of one year experience working as a COTA (home health experience preferred).


    Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Ability to maintain professional demeanor in stressful situations.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
    • Must be flexible and able to deal effectively with change or changing demands of the job.
    • Must have an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of COTA theory and practice and the legal and ethical issues associated with them
    • Should be neat in work and appearance; be tactful, courteous, and ethical.
    • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to under supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
    • Knowledge of Medicare regulations/requirements Working knowledge of palliative care for the terminally ill patient Knowledgeable of the care for the chronically ill and frail elderly Excellent time management, problem solving and customer service skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Able to manage the caseload
    • Must have valid driver’s license and auto liability
    • Must have capability to access and use high speed internet Operational knowledge of computerized clinical documentation including the use of laptop/notebook computers
    • Annually prepares realistic professional goals and reviews their progress with Supervisor.


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