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Certified Occupational Therapists Assistants (COTA’s)
Full Time

 JOB SUMMARY:

The Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) will conduct occupational therapy sessions, as indicated, under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist. The COTA will assist with completion of other documentation related to occupational therapy, as appropriate.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  1. Effective communication
  2. Effective in following instructions
  3. Effective in documentation

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. May review and update each patient’s treatment plan on a quarterly basis under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist. The COTA will document these reviews and update the current Master Treatment Plan (MTP) located in the patient’s medical chart. The COTA may not develop or discontinue treatment plans for patients.
  2. Conducts occupational therapy services, as appropriate. The number and length of these sessions will be determined by a licensed Occupational Therapist in accordance with Kids for the Future Therapy Group, Inc. and Medicaid’s therapy guidelines.
  3. For every service billed, the COTA will provide progress notes in the appropriate format which contains all information as required by Kids for the Future Therapy Group, Inc. policy, EIDT guidelines, and/or other applicable regulations. The COTA will keep detailed records of all work with all patients he/she serves.
  4. Ensures that Master Logs are completed for each patient served on a daily basis.
  5. Assists with completion of other documentation related to occupational therapy, as appropriate.
  6. Refers patients for additional clinical services, as needed.
  7. Attends and actively participates in job-related center functions such as parent meetings, transition conferences, peer reviews, conferences with supervisors, staff workshops, and job orientations, as indicated.
  8. Represents the program to parents, visitors, and the public in a positive way.
  9. Maintains familiarity with health and safety guidelines, including universal precautions and daily operating procedures, as implemented by the clinic nurse.
  10. Immediately reports any information regarding health and safety concerns to supervisor or clinic nurse.
  11. Completes relevant and approved continuing professional education each year as required to maintain professional licensure
  12. Is familiar with the company’s policies and procedures and guidelines, as well as those requirements set forth by regulatory agencies, including Arkansas Medicaid, EIDT, AR Child Care Licensing, and the AR Health Department.
  13. Displays concern for the rights of patients and families served by the clinic.
  14. Reports for work dressed appropriately and complies with established company policies regarding dress code.
  15. Ensures confidentiality of patient and employee information and responds to internal and external information according to clinic policy.
  16. May perform other related and non-related duties, as assigned and agreed upon by both parties.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A minimum of an A.A.S. degree in Certified Occupational Therapist Assisting from an accredited college or university.
  2. A current Arkansas license as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant.
  3. Must maintain certification through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
  4. Prefer at least one year’s experience working with infants/toddlers and/or preschool children with developmental disabilities and/or special needs.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  1. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  2. Must be physically able to walk, stand, and stoop for several hours each day
  3. Must be willing and able to sit on the floor and get up without assistance. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  None

SUPERVISOR:  Occupational Therapist and Executive Director, Kids for the Future Therapy Group, Inc.

JOB STATUS:  This position is a full-time, hourly position.

REVIEW:  This job description has been reviewed and explained as the basis for future evaluations.