TH Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant I - 2100959
The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant will provide occupational therapy services as assigned under the direction and clinical supervision of the Director of Physical and Occupational Therapy; Hand Therapy supervisor; Senior Occupational Therapists; and Staff Occupational Therapists. The COTA contributes to the evaluation and provides occupational therapy services as specified in the plan of care developed by an Occupational Therapist. The COTA utilizes a treatment plan under the direction of the supervising occupational therapist and reports on therapy provided and observed changes along with other pertinent information. The COTA allows for an increased number of patients to have data obtained for evaluation as well as increased number of follow-up treatments which allows for registered occupational therapy staff to provide timely evaluations for more complex patients. The COTA can provide assistance in various areas to meet the needs of the department.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate superior patient care and possess outstanding communication skills while adhering to our high standard of excellence.
Duties may include the following but are not limited to:
A written supervisory plan will be developed for the delivery of occupational therapy services indicating the supervising OTR, frequency, type and content of supervision.
Prepares patient, treatment area and equipment
Contributes to the patient evaluation by collecting data, reporting observations and implementing assessments as delegated by the supervising OTR.
Provides direct interventions under the direction of an OTR. The COTA may in consultation with the supervising occupational therapist, modify or terminate the patients' treatment plan.
Will implement the treatment plan under the direction of the OTR. This may include but is not limited to the implementation of established protocols for wound management including whirlpool; therapeutic modalities; therapeutic activities or exercises; patient and/or caregiver training in use of adapted equipment; fabrication of adaptive devices or splints; cognitive; cognitive-perceptual; perceptual-motor or vision activities; management of abnormal tone; fine motor/dexterity; BADL and IADL as appropriate. The COTA will carry out activities for which training has been given and as directed by the occupational therapist.
Directs and trains patients/caregivers/families in use of splints, adaptive/assistive equipment, prosthetic/orthotic devices; and the implementation of patients' independent exercise/therapeutic activity programs, personal hygiene and the care of external bandages, dressing and other supports. Gives instructions to patients/caregivers for performance of therapeutic activities as outlined in the patients' care plans.
Collaborates with the OTR in the ongoing evaluation of patients' treatment program by observing the response to treatment and reporting these to the supervising occupational therapist. The program will be modified under supervision of the supervising OTR.
Participates in determination of discharge needs and training. Facilitates safe discharge.
Assists with formal teaching of occupational therapy assistant students and supervision of volunteers.
May be responsible for specific treatment areas concerning the coordination of equipment or supplies as well as assisting with patient flow.
Will participate in the training of other health care team members, including other caregivers to insure carryover of treatment goals.
Assist in maintenance of departmental records and preparation of required reports as needed.
Participates in other departmental and interdepartmental activities as required.
Participates in weekend and holiday coverage as determined by the supervisor based on the needs of the department.
Provides inservice training to departmental aides and volunteers.
Assists with the orientation of new staff, students and volunteers.
Participates in departmental meetings as scheduled.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Is sensitive to the special age related needs for the geriatric and pediatric populations.
Documents patient treatment and response in medical record as per Departmental policies. Documents treatment rendered for billing purposes. Maintains individual patient statistics as per departmental policies.
Two year associate's degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant, certification by NBCOT, NYS registration. Professional, formal training is necessary in order to acquire the basic skills to assist with evaluation and carry out treatment plans with adequate recognition of changes in patient functional level.
Two years of Occupational Therapy experience.
Experience with treatment of Stroke, Trauma, and Orthopedic patients in an acute care environment is preferable. Some experience in outpatient treatment including hand therapy, is desirable.
Experience in an acute rehabilitation setting would be acceptable.
Knowledge of cognitive deficits and intervention is desirable. This experience would reflect the opportunity to acquire necessary skills to treat the patients most frequently served in this facility.
Ability to work at least 2 weekend days per month
Special Notes : Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
Posting Overview : This position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).
If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
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All Hospital positions maybe subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary.
This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
This function/position maybe designated as "essential." This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.
Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:
Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services*
Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.
Successfully complete a 5 panel drug screen*
Successfully complete a Background Check investigation.
Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).
Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
*The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination .
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Official Job Title: TH Instructional Support Associate
Job Field: Occupational Therapy
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Occupational Therapy-Stony Brook University Hospital
Schedule: Per Diem Shift: Variable Shift Hours: 7.5 Pass Days: Variable
Posting Start Date: Mar 26, 2021
Posting End Date: Jun 25, 2021, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: Based off of education and experience
Salary Grade: SL2
Internal Number: 2100959
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