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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Company: Pace of Southwest Michigan
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Description:
Job DescriptionWE ARE GROWING!PACE, which stands for Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, is a unique option for older adults who wish to remain in their home as they age. Our goal is to provide senior community members with the care, medical treatment and support they need to achieve the highest quality of life.We are actively recruiting for a Occupational Therapist Assistant to work with our therapy team to provide assistance for the overall therapy program of PACE of Southwest Michigan. This position requires a dynamic individual, who enjoys working in an environment that encourages developing relationships with our participants and their caregivers, where a team focused approach to care is the cornerstone of our organization.Specifications:Education: Related Bachelor or Associate Degree preferred. Including kinesiology, exercise physiology or equivalent training experience.Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience as a personal care aide, nursing assistant, or emergency medical technician and one year of experience with a frail elderly population.Number and Type of Employees Supervised (optional): Not ApplicableLicensure, Registry or Certification Required: Valid MI Driver's License with good driving record, Current certification.Responsibilities:Assists therapists with treatment in accordance with departmental and professional standards and productivity standards.Prepares, cleans and maintains the treatment area and equipment according departmental standards. Cleans therapy equipment regularly. Prepares all areas for treatment, assures that treatment supplies and equipment are available for participant use, assist in participant escort, and cleans the treatment area after therapy is completed.Prepares participants for treatment in keeping with departmental and professional standardsAttends to personal needs of participants during treatment session according to departmental policy and professional standards. Sets up and assists therapy with daily living/functional activities and therapeutic activities as determined by the therapist.Documents treatments/procedures, observations, and participant activities on appropriate forms and in the medical record as appropriate.Reports changes in the participant's condition to the pertinent Interdisciplinary Team member (IDT).Demonstrates active participation in Quality Assurance processes.Participates in the process of teaching and learning with others.Abides by all established PACE of Southwest Michigan policies, rules, and regulations.Supports therapist with the ordering/ tracking of participant DME'sWe offer a competitive salary and benefit package, that includes medical, dental, 403B, PTO, holidays off (w/pay) and a M-F work schedule.PM20.

Requirements:
Education: Related Bachelor or Associate Degree preferred. Including kinesiology, exercise physiology or equivalent training experience.Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience as a personal care aide, nursing assistant, or emergency medical technician and one year of experience with a frail elderly population.Number and Type of Employees Supervised (optional): Not ApplicableLicensure, Registry or Certification Required: Valid MI Driver's License with good driving record, Current certification.

Keywords: Pace of Southwest Michigan, South Bend , Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), Healthcare , Saint Joseph, Indiana

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