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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - Ebensburg

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - Ebensburg

Job ID 
2018-4647
Company 
Senior LIFE Ebensburg
Location 
US-PA-Ebensburg
Posted Date 
6/12/2018
Category 
Rehab Therapy
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Education Level 
Certification
Experience Needed 
1-3 years
Salary Info 
Based on Experience

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Overview

 

Experienced Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Needed for Innovative, Hands-on Role  

 

Full Time - Ebensburg 

 

 

Senior LIFE is an innovative home and community based Medicare and Medicaid funded program which provides all-inclusive healthcare services and support to seniors living in the community. Senior LIFE makes it possible for seniors to remain at home, enjoying the comfort and reassurance of familiar surroundings while receiving the care they need.  Senior LIFE staff live the mission of the program.  Our team is committed to partnering with our seniors to remain at home through promoting open communication and shared decision making while providing excellent care and services.

Responsibilities

 

COTA must be fully licensed in Pennsylvania, and be committed to participating in the educational training and workshops required for license retention. Because of the nature of Senior LIFE centers and the diverse needs of its members, responsibilities are wide-reaching and enable assistants to gain unparalleled experience in all aspects of OT-related elderly care, including:

 

  • Assisting in the development of comprehensive, integrated treatment programs for members
  • Executing select treatments in accordance with OT and interdisciplinary Plans of Care
  • Assessing homebound members’ needs, including home visits, comprehensive evaluations and ongoing follow up, as needed
  • Training outside caregivers and family members as well as Senior LIFE staff members in relevant OT protocol OT procedures, surrounding their specific care plan responsibilities
  • Providing ongoing training and support to members, members’ families and external caregivers for in-home participants, ensuring maximum independence and safety for those not at the center
  • Documenting all member care, executed by the COTA or the OTR, and evaluating and updating care plans as necessary
  • Maintaining up-to-date records in Data Pace, ensuring all interdisciplinary team members can review and analyze, as needed

 

Qualifications

COTAs will be key to ensuring members’ success because of their direct work with those members as well as from the in-depth, high-value responsibilities tied to training and effectively communicating critical information with Senior LIFE and external caregivers. This role will be on the frontline of ensuring member success, and requires an articulate, dedicated, hardworking, and caring individual, who is passionate about helping the elderly. Besides proper certification, COTA applicants must have at least one year of  experience working with this population, with the ability to demonstrate strong working knowledge during the interview process. A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is also required.

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