Visiting Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)

HHA Field · Detroit, Michigan
Department HHA Field
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Per visit rate on contract

Occupational Therapy Assistant Job Responsibilities:

  • Helps occupational therapy clients by providing rehabilitative services to persons with mental, physical, emotional, or developmental impairments.
  • Provides services under the direction of licensed occupational therapist.
  • Verifies client information by interviewing client, reviewing and recording medical history, confirming purpose of treatment.
  • Helps clients improve their quality of life by helping them compensate for limitations, such as, helping injured workers improve their motor skills and re-enter the labor force, and teaching persons with learning disabilities to prepare meals or to use public transportation and increase their independence.
  • Follows treatment plan developed in collaboration with occupational therapist by teaching techniques, such as, the proper method of moving from a bed into a wheelchair, and the best ways to stretch and limber muscles.
  • Monitors activities to make sure they are performed correctly and provides encouragement, bringing treatment that is not having the intended effect to the attention of the therapist.
  • Maintains patient occupational therapy records by recording client’s progress for use by the occupational therapist.
  • Generates revenues by recording billing information of services rendered.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations.
  • Serves and protects the occupational therapy practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards.
  • Enhances occupational therapy practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
    • High school diploma or equivalent, preferred
    • Current licensure as Occupational Therapy Assistant in practicing state and/or nationally certified
    • Current CPR certification

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  • Location
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Department
    HHA Field
  • Employment Type
    Contractor
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    Per visit rate on contract