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Certified Occupational Therapy Asst-LGMC Physical Therapy- PRN

Company: Lafayette General Health
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Job Description:

Location: LGMCEmployment Status: PRN--SUMMARY:--Worksunder the direction of the Occupational Therapist (OT) in providing care to thementally and physically disabled. The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant(COTA) assists patient participation in tasks to restore, reinforce, andenhance physical and mental performance and facilitates learning of skillsessential for adaptation of an altered life style. The COTA is responsible forworking with the OT and other health professionals in achieving goals relatedto meeting the individual's maximum independence in functional activitiesfollowing a life-altering illness or disability.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:-------------------Theoccupational therapist assistant implements appropriate treatment techniquesper the plan of care to maximize patient function. Treatment techniques includebut are not limited to activities of daily living, exercises, ROM,coordination, cognitive/perceptual remediation, functional mobility trainingand use of orthopedic and prosthetic devices.-------------------Adaptsconventional therapy techniques to meet the needs of patient. Adaptations are basedon the patients' and families' physical and cognitive capabilities,intelligence level, interests, and discharge plans.-------------------Providespatient care in a safe and therapeutic environment by maintaining the privacyof the patients and families.-------------------Provideseducation to the patients and family members from admission to discharge byproviding individualized instructions to maximize function.-------------------Demonstratescompetency and knowledge of current standards of practice within theprofession.-------------------Engagesin continuous quality improvement activities to evaluate compliance tostandards, policies and procedures, and identifies strategies to improvepatient care.EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:-------------------Equivalent orgraduated from an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.-------------------Licensed as anOccupational Therapy Assistant in the State of Louisiana.-------------------CPR Certificationrequired within 30 days of hire EQUIPMENT OPERATED:VariousPHYSICALDEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:A.----------Medium to heavywork in lifting and supporting of patientsB.----------Walking andstanding for long periods of time.C.----------Agile enough toallow for easy movement about patients during treatment.D.----------May be exposed toblood and body fluids, contaminated open wounds, various flammable chemicals,adhesives and electrical equipment in providing patient care.Qualification Requirements:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.-- Must comply with all SERVICE Standards of Behavior

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