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PRN Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Location: Clearwater
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

We are looking for a committed and patient-focused Occupational Therapist to develop, recover or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with physical, mental or developmental conditions. You will offer effective and client-centered services that will enable people to confidently and independently carry out everyday tasks or activities. The successful candidate will have an holistic perspective and will be able to adapt the environment to fit the person.Responsibilities Address client's aspects of performance to support engagement in occupations that affect health, well-being and life quality Select and adapt the appropriate per case occupational therapy treatment model, method and approach to direct the process of interventions Apply interventions to maximize safety and performance in activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) Teach clients new ways of approaching tasks and educate them on how to break down activities into achievable components Assess client's home and other environments and advice on alterations consistent with their needs and capabilities Recommend adaptive equipment and train in its use Guide and educate family members and caregivers Observe, note, and report on progress of long and short term treatment goals Collect data and document processes followed Regularly follow-up clientCompetencies of Position Professionalism: Reports to work on time and as scheduled; keeps open communication with direct supervisors to ensure quality care of the residents; promotes teamwork, takes part in problem solving and displays a positive, caring attitude; consistently attends staff meetings, required in-services and other committees as assigned by the facility. Resident Rights: Promptly reports resident grievances to the rehabilitation supervisors; treats all resident care information with confidentiality; continuously monitors assigned areas to ensure residents are treated fairly and with dignity and respect at all times; conducts rehabilitation care in privacy, including knocking on the door prior to entering a resident's room; honors resident refusal of treatments and reports to rehabilitation supervisors. Safety Awareness: Follows safety program guidelines; immediately reports accidents and incidents to supervisors; identifies unsafe working areas and promptly reports to supervisors; promotes safety by working as safely and efficiently as possible; monitors resident rooms to ensure it is clean and neat at all times; consistently follows infection control and universal precautions and other guidelines; identifies and corrects or reports hazardous conditions to supervisors; understands facility emergency and evacuation protocols. Organizational and Communication Skills: Handles multiple residents simultaneously; completes assignments in an organized fashion by the end of scheduled shifts; operates with flexibility and shows attention to detail when recording information in resident charts; possesses effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills and is an attentive listener. Customer Service: Treats all residents, families, co-workers and supervisors with dignity and respect and takes initiative to exceed customer expectations; professional represents the facility, self and position to visitors and residents; demonstrates a positive attitude and willingness to help to all visitors and residents; remains sensitive to all needs through listening, observing and responding appropriately for the position held.Skills Proven working experience as occupational therapist Excellent knowledge of principles and practices of occupational therapy Hands-on experience with computer programs and creative media Familiarity with ADLs evaluation tools ( e.g. Katz ADL scale, Lawton IADL scale) Ability to manage patients with different types of personalities Current knowledge of treatment practices per discipline and drive to continually learn and grow in the profession Professional behavior Excellent interpersonal communication skills Valid licence to practice occupational therapy BS degree or greater in occupational therapyJob Type: Part-timeBenefits: Dental insurance Health insurance Paid time offSchedule: 10 hour shift 4 hour shift 8 hour shiftAbility to commute/relocate: Clearwater, FL 33764: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)License/Certification: Occupational Therapy Assistant License (Required) COTA (Required)Work Location: In person

Keywords: EAST BAY REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER, Clearwater , PRN Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Healthcare , Clearwater, Florida

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