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Occupational Therapist Assistant

Occupational Therapist Assistant

ID 
2018-12031
Posted Date 
2/13/2018
Category 
Nursing
Days/Hours 
..
Type 
Part-Time
Location  
US-MN-Duluth

More information about this job

Overview

Want to work for a company that cares? Put your passion for serving others to work as a Occupational Therapist Assistant at Ecumen Home Care-Lakeshore in Duluth, MN!

 

We’re hiring caring, compassionate people like you to provide personal care and health-related services to help make the lives of our residents more fulfilling and enjoyable. As a caregiver at Ecumen, you’ll put people at the heart of what you do and find new ways to exceed people’s expectations every day.

Ecumen is over 150-years-old and one of the nation’s top 25 non-profit providers of senior housing and aging services. This year, we’re happy to celebrate our 10th year as a “Best Place to Work.”

 

Responsibilities

Responsible for assisting the Occupational Therapist in providing rehabilitation services to persons with mental, physical, emotional or development impairments and helping clients improve their quality of life by teaching them ways to compensate for limitations.

Essential job responsibilities include:

 

  1. Interviews clients to verify personal and medical information; reviews and records client’s medical history and confirms purpose for treatment.

  2. Teaches clients proper techniques (examples: transfer from bed to wheelchair, ways to stretch and achieve limber muscles) following treatment plan developed in collaboration with the Occupational Therapist.

  3. Monitors clients in performance of activities, provides encouragement, and notifies Occupational Therapist if treatments are not having the intended effect.

  4. Records client’s progress in their Occupational Therapy records, and provides accurate and detailed records of services provided for billing purposes.

  5. Ensures cleanliness of work areas and maintains sufficient supplies necessary to provide services; maintains OT equipment according to operating instructions, troubleshoots breakdowns, and initiates calls for repair services as necessary.

Qualifications

Occupational Therapist Assistant

Minimum Required Qualifications:

 

  • Education: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) from accredited program
  • Current valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance (if applicable)
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both verbal and written formats
  • Ability to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, HIPAA, Resident’s Bill of Rights, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, OSHA, Right to know, SDS, ADA, HUD Policy and Procedures, Fair Housing laws and regulations

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Previous experience working with seniors

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.

 

We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.