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Occupational Therapist Assistant

Company: Corewell Health
Location: South Bend
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

This position is eligible for up to $15,000 in incentives for eligible candidates! In addition to the sign-on incentives, relocation assistance could be available as well. Job Summary Under the direction and supervision of the Occupational Therapist, provides occupational therapy services to patients/clients to assist in improving basic motor functions, reasoning abilities, compensating for permanent loss of function by teaching patients/clients to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. May provide treatment to patients/clients with cognitive impairment, psychosocial dysfunction and physical disability. Assists with patient/clients and caregiver education. Essential Functions

  • Assists Occupational Therapists in providing therapy to patient/client. Participates in the preparation and execution of the patient/client's overall plan of care.
  • Provides a treatment program as planned, delegated, and supervised by the Occupational Therapist according to agency policy to restore and return maximal function to the patient/client. Assesses the effectiveness of treatment and modifies treatment methods under the direction of the Occupational Therapist.
  • Documentation for each patient/client is in compliance with department standards, medical-legal, regulatory and reimbursement procedures. Ensures that required documentation for activities within areas of responsibility is completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Communicates with other members of the health care team in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services. Attend and participate in interdisciplinary conferences to coordinate patient/client care. Provides input into education information for family or caregivers regarding the Occupational Therapy program.
  • Alerts the supervising occupational therapist or designees of potential health problems or changes in the patient/client's condition.
  • May instruct and train rehabilitation staff, nursing, other medical staff and students regarding patient/client needs and rehabilitation services.
  • Participates in ongoing process improvement and program development.
  • Provides transportation of the patient/client as needed using the employee's personal vehicle tocommunity based resources related to the patient/client's therapeutic goals (Home Care business lines only/based on SH entity). Qualifications
    • Required Associate's Degree accredited therapy assistant program
      • Therapy assistance experience preferred
      • Experience in neurological injury, TBI, and Spinal Cord injury (based on Spectrum Health entity) preferred
        • LIC-Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA) Upon Hire
        • CRT-Occupational Therapy Assistant, Certified (COTA) - NB-COT Upon Hire required
        • LIC-Driver's License - State of Michigan (Home Care only) Upon Hire required
        • CRT-Basic Life Support (BLS) - AHA American Heart Association 90 Days required Or
        • CRT-Basic Life Support (BLS) - ARC American Red Cross 90 Days required
          Physical Demands
          • Pallet to Waist (6" from floor) > 5 lbs: Occasionally up to 50 lbs
          • Waist to Waist > 5 lbs: Occasionally up to 50 lbs
          • Waist to Chest (below shoulder) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
          • Waist to Overhead > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 5 lbs
          • Bilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Occasionally up to 25 lbs
          • Unilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Occasionally up to 10 lbs
          • Pushing Force > 5 lbs: Occasionally up to 25 lbs
          • Pulling Force > 5 lbs: Occasionally up to 20 lbs
          • Sitting: Seldom
          • Standing: Frequently
          • Walking: Frequently
          • Forward Bend - Standing: Occasionally
          • Forward Bend - Sitting: Seldom
          • Trunk Rotation - Standing: Occasionally
          • Trunk Rotation - Sitting: Occasionally
          • Squat: Seldom
          • Stair Climbing: Seldom
          • Crawling / Kneeling: Seldom
          • Driving: Seldom
          • Reach - Above Shoulder: Occasionally
          • Reach - at Shoulder or Below: Occasionally
          • Handling: Occasionally
          • Forceful Grip > 5 lbs: Occasionally
          • Forceful Pinch > 2 lbs: Occasionally
          • Finger/Hand Dexterity: Occasionally Primary LocationSITE - Lakeland Hospital St Joseph - 1234 Napier Ave - St JosephDepartment NameOT Occupational Therapy - Benton HarborEmployment TypeFull timeShiftDay (United States of America)Weekly Scheduled Hours40Hours of Work40 hours per weekDays WorkedMonday to FridayWeekend FrequencyN/A CURRENT COREWELL HEALTH TEAM MEMBERS - Please apply through Find Jobs from your Workday team member account. This career site is for Non-Corewell Health team members only. Corewell Health is committed to providing a safe environment for our team members, patients, visitors, and community. We require a drug-free workplace and require team members to comply with the MMR, Varicella, Tdap, and Influenza vaccine requirement if in an on-site or hybrid workplace category. We are committed to supporting prospective team members who require reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process, to perform the essential functions of a job, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment due to a disability, pregnancy, or sincerely held religious belief. Corewell Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category. An interconnected, collaborative culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, is vital to the health of our organization. As a health system, we advocate for equity as we care for our patients, our communities, and each other. From workshops that develop cultural intelligence, to our inclusion resource groups for people to find community and empowerment at work, we are dedicated to ongoing resources that advance our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. We invite those that share in our commitment to join our team. You may request assistance in completing the application process by calling .

Keywords: Corewell Health, South Bend , Occupational Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , South Bend, Indiana

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