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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - OPT Weekends - Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation at Southwest Medical Center - 718832

Oklahoma City, OK 73102
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Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation is in need of an Occasional Part Time COTA to cover weekend shifts at Southwest Medical Center. This is a great opportunity to earn extra income and work with a great therapy team!

Cert Occup Therapy Assistant

Job Code: 1489

Position Summary:

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant provides direct therapy procedures and interventions under the Direct/General supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist based on placement of service. This position requires population specific competencies. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.

INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Essential Functions:

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

* Assesses patient performance commensurate with their training and qualifications.

* Recommends equipment or alteration to architectural barriers to the therapist of record for their respective discipline.

* May act as clinical instructor and or assist with orientation of new employees or volunteers.

* Intervenes with self-care, home management; therapeutic activities, performing and interpreting manual muscle and range of motion tests; positioning/seating, transfers, fine motor and gross motor skill, coordination; neuromuscular facilitation; motor control; design, fabrication or application of selected orthotics or prosthetic devices; pressure garment fitting; guidance in the selection and use of adaptive equipment; exercises to enhance functional performance; functional training for integration and reintegration in the community, home, and work, work simulation, and ergonomics; energy conservation; joint protection; feeding techniques and oral motor facilitation; functional mobility; therapeutic modalities; sensorimotor activities; psychosocial skills and behavior management; cognitive retraining; and appraisal and adaptation of environments for patients with mental and/or physical disabilities.

* Educates of persons served and other stakeholders.

* Communicates and documents treatment and appropriate charges for treatment per policy and procedure.


Reports to the therapist delegating and the assigned Manager or Director..

Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):

Keyboarding/Dexterity: Occasionally; activity exists up to 1/3 of the time
Standing/Walking: Constantly; activity exits up to 2/3 of the time
Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Medium (Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects)
Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes
Seeing: Yes
Hearing: Yes
Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): No

This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.

Environmental Conditions:

.Moderate exposure to hazardous risks, including potential for exposure to infections, communicable diseases, blood and body fluids, mechanical and electrical equipment, variety of chemicals, and sharp equipment (debridement, splinting, and kitchen equipment). Potential for bodily injury related to lifting and cumulative stress.
Potential for workplace violence (agitated, confused, combative patients, angry family members). Must follow universal safety precautions.
Frequent exposure to hydrocollator. Moderate to frequent exposure to oven, stove, microwave, and heat gun depending on venue of care.
May be exposed to constant interruptions, noise, disagreeable odors, and assorted chemicals.
Must cope with high case loads and multiple demands. May float to other units. May be required to be on call status, work weekends, or flex schedule.
Required to work with wheelchairs, walkers, and other rehab equipment on a daily basis. Frequent exposure to grease, tools, equipment with sharp edges, and lifting of equipment.

Frequent exposure to pool chemicals. Frequent exposure to heat and humidity in pool area.

Community re-entry and Home Evaluations:
Exposed to traffic and weather conditions while riding or driving with patients in vehicle. Potential for high stress level. Potential for involvement in accidents involving property damage, injury and even death. Frequent exposure to weather extremes.

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.



* Associates degree from an accredited school for Occupational Therapy Assistants

* Current Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Assistant license OR be eligible for license in the state of Oklahoma AND able to practice under the Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Practice Act. Must have completed licensure by 6 months after initial temporary license is issued.

* Current BLS or CPR certification upon hire or completion within 30 days of hire required.

* Previous experience preferred

* Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbal/written).

Aquatics Department Only:

* Prefers 2 years of experience and aquatic experience.

* Must complete Water Safety Certification within 6 month of hire date

For Jim Thorpe Therapy Resource Pool:

* This job requires the incumbents to operate an INTEGRIS-owned vehicle OR personal vehicle (non INTEGRIS-owned) and therefore must have a current Oklahoma State Drivers License as well as a driving record which is acceptable to our insurance carrier


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Posted: 2019-07-30 Expires: 2019-09-28

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