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COTA-HH I

at MercyHealth

Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary,On Call
Job Reference #: 9492
Categories: Other/General
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Job Description


Janesville, WI

Pool (PRN) FTE .0001

Work Hours: Flexible

9/19/2019

JOB SUMMARY      

Assists the registered Occupational Therapist in administering occupational therapy treatment in the home setting for patients suffering from injuries, neurological conditions, developmental delays, or muscle, nerve, joint and bone disease, to restore function and prevent disability by performing the following duties:

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Assists in planning and implementing therapeutic programs and activities established by registered Occupational Therapist, designed to restore, reinforce, and enhance task performances, diminish or correct pathology, and to promote and maintain health and self-sufficiency
  • Provides Occupational Therapy treatment addressing ADL activities, functional, strength, and cognitive deficits
  • Measures patient's range-of-joint motion, grip/pinch strength, sensation, coordination, muscle strength to determine effects of specific treatments administered
  • Assists with re-evaluations and treatment addressing ADL activities, functional, strength, and cognitive deficits
  • Plans and implements therapeutic programs and activities designed to restore, reinforce, and enhance task performances, diminish or correct pathology, and to promote and maintain health and self-sufficiency
  • Instructs, motivates, and assists patients to learn and improve functional activities and daily living activities
  • Recommends, designs and adapts equipment for the working and living environment
  • Modifies splints and other assistive devices as needed
  • Assists in instructing patient and family in home programs as well as care and use of adaptive equipment.
  • Administers active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, mobilization of tissue and joints, heat, water, and electrical modality treatments such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and hot and cold packs.
  • Participates in PI and CQI process through committees as needed
  • Performs thorough, complete, and timely electronic documentation

CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behavior expectations:

 

Quality - Follows policies and procedures; adapts to and manages changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness giving attention to details; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Manages time and prioritizes effectively to achieve organizational goals.

 

Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Follows the Mercyhealth Critical Moments of service; Meets commitments; Abides by MH confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; and effectively communicates information to partners; Thinks system wide regarding processes and functions.

 

Partnering - Shows commitment to the  Mission of Mercyhealth and Culture of Excellence through all words and actions; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Demonstrates a high level of participation and engagement in day-to-day work; Gives and welcomes feedback; Generates suggestions for improving work: Embraces teamwork, supports and encourages positive change while giving value to individuals.

 

Cost - Conserves organization resources; Understands fiscal responsibility; Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE  

Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school
Home Health experience preferred

CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE                    

License to practice Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in Wisconsin and/or Illinois
CPR certification                                             
Valid driver’s license
Proof of car insurance as required in Wisconsin and/or Illinois
                                       

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Passing the Driver’s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring).

Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or IL Health Care Workers Background Check.

Must be able to follow written/oral instructions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Occupational Exposure: Category A - All partners in the specified job classification have occupational exposure.

 

AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED

Adult (18 years – 64 years)

Geriatric (65 years and older)

 

INFORMATION ACCESS

Partner may access patient care information needed to perform their job duties

 

WORK CONTACT GROUP    

Partners, physicians, patients/family, visitors, vendors                                      

 

SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to  use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stoop, walk, and stand. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, crouch, crawl, climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.                                

LEVEL OF SUPERVISION

Some independent judgment is required, but alternatives are limited by standard practices or procedures.