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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Company: Willow Valley Retirement Communities
Location: Willow Street
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Rehabilitation team at Willow Valley Communities is seeking an as needed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Works on an #as needed# basis to plan, organize and administer medically prescribed Occupational Therapy programming in all levels of living, under the direction of and as an assistant to an Occupational Therapist, for patients with chronic or acute injuries, muscle, nerve, joint or bone diseases, to increase function, improve cognition, relieve pain, prevent disability and improve quality of living. Responsibilities: Models exemplary customer service and models care, compassion and trust toward Team Members and Residents. Administers active and passive manual therapeutic treatments, including heat, light, sound, water, and electrical or physical agent modality treatments such as but not limited to ultrasound, electrical stimulation, ultraviolet, infrared, diathermy, and hot and cold packs to improve and maintain function. Assists in assessments/reassessments of patient#s activity of daily living skills, strength, joint range of motion, motor development, muscle tone, sensory and perceptual awareness, functional capacity, respiratory and circulatory efficiency, cognitive function and records findings to develop or revise treatment programs. Assists in planning and implementing individual or group educational, functional, prevocational, vocational, homemaking skills and activities of daily living established by licensed Occupational Therapist, designed to restore, reinforce, and enhance task performances, diminish or correct pathology, and to promote and maintain health and self-sufficiency. Instructs, motivates, and assists patient to perform various postural and mobility related physical activities and in use of assistive and supportive devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and prostheses. Teaches, motivates, and assists patient to perform individual skills and techniques required for participation in activities. Consults with other members of interdisciplinary team to select activity programs consistent with needs and capabilities of individual and to coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities Qualifications: Associate#s degree (A. A.) from an accredited occupational therapy assistant program at a college or university. Must be board certified and licensed by state. #

The Rehabilitation team at Willow Valley Communities is seeking an as needed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Works on an "as needed" basis to plan, organize and administer medically prescribed Occupational Therapy programming in all levels of living, under the direction of and as an assistant to an Occupational Therapist, for patients with chronic or acute injuries, muscle, nerve, joint or bone diseases, to increase function, improve cognition, relieve pain, prevent disability and improve quality of living.

Responsibilities:

  • Models exemplary customer service and models care, compassion and trust toward Team Members and Residents.
  • Administers active and passive manual therapeutic treatments, including heat, light, sound, water, and electrical or physical agent modality treatments such as but not limited to ultrasound, electrical stimulation, ultraviolet, infrared, diathermy, and hot and cold packs to improve and maintain function.
  • Assists in assessments/reassessments of patient's activity of daily living skills, strength, joint range of motion, motor development, muscle tone, sensory and perceptual awareness, functional capacity, respiratory and circulatory efficiency, cognitive function and records findings to develop or revise treatment programs.
  • Assists in planning and implementing individual or group educational, functional, prevocational, vocational, homemaking skills and activities of daily living established by licensed Occupational Therapist, designed to restore, reinforce, and enhance task performances, diminish or correct pathology, and to promote and maintain health and self-sufficiency.
  • Instructs, motivates, and assists patient to perform various postural and mobility related physical activities and in use of assistive and supportive devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and prostheses.
  • Teaches, motivates, and assists patient to perform individual skills and techniques required for participation in activities.
  • Consults with other members of interdisciplinary team to select activity programs consistent with needs and capabilities of individual and to coordinate occupational therapy with other therapeutic activities

Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree (A. A.) from an accredited occupational therapy assistant program at a college or university.
  • Must be board certified and licensed by state.

Keywords: Willow Valley Retirement Communities, Reading , Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Other , Willow Street, Pennsylvania

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