COTA/PRN (Weekends) - Carolinas Rehabilitation NorthEast Inpatient

  • Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Concord, NC, USA
  • May 17, 2018
Part time Healthcare

Job Description

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Job Summary
Assists in performing patient care responsibilities under the plan and supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist (OT). Implements patient care programs, notifies OT of changes in patients condition, performance and response to treatment.

Essential Functions
  • Utilizes OT modalities and equipment specific to the patient's established program.
  • Assists when the occupational therapist is performing tests, evaluations, and complex procedures.
  • Conducts or assists with occupational therapy groups.
  • Communicates closely with occupational therapist and other team members regarding patient's status and progress.
  • Documents daily progress notes, patient/family education and charges.
  • Provides individualized patient and family education in use of equipment, safety, home exercise program, and on-going care needs in preparation for discharge.

Physical Requirements
Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral / aural communication with patients, staff, family, visitors, etc. Vision (corrected) adequate for reading. Intelligible speech and adequate language/cognitive skills to perform job functions. Must be able to push patients in a wheelchair or stretcher. Lifting of patients, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally. Able to laterally transfer patients 100 pounds rarely. Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day. Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead. Must be able to transfer patients. Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients/caregivers. Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, goggles, gowns, and masks are sometimes required due to possible exposure to hazardous chemicals or blood and body fluids. Work is in a fast-paced clinical environment. The work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.

Education, Experience and Certifications
Associates Degree from a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Graduate from an accredited COTA program with successful completion of COTA fieldwork requirements. NC COTA license required. Successful completion of the AOTCB certification exam. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required.

At Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.
As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.
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Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer