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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Company: Fairview Health Services
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

In collaboration with patients and families, the Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA) is responsible for providing safe and effective delivery of patient care within scope of practice under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist (required if the OTA is billing for services). A portion of the time spent in this position will be spent doing therapeutic recreation services. -Exciting opportunity to work in an Adult Day Program. - Program members have a neurologic diagnosis, i.e. MS, Parkinson's, Stroke, Gullian Barre. Duties include planning activities, leading groups in Cognitive Stimulation, Creative Arts, Aerobic exercise, and support groups. This position would also assist patients with maintenance exercise programs, feeding, toileting and transfers as well as assisting patients when taking them out of the facility on community outings.

Responsibilities/Job Description:
Provides recreation servicesComplete comprehensive recreation assessment and plan based on individual patient interests, strengths, and needs designed to meet the physical, mental, and psychological well-being of each patient.Collaborates with patient, family and other team members to provide recreational services.Develops and implements a recreation program Documents interventions used and makes referrals as appropriateLeads recreation programResponsible to monitor recreation staff in areas of assessmentsParticipates in planning and implementation of department orientationTrains volunteers and staffPartners with patients and families to provide skilled interventionImplements plan of care established by supervising occupational therapistCommunicates with supervising occupational therapist regarding (if applicable due to billing requirement) recommendations for revision or update of plan of care and/or dischargeCoordinates care and communicates effectively with interdisciplinary team for all aspects of patient careAlters treatment within the established plan of care to reflect change in patient status and response to treatmentProvides appropriate education to patient and/or caregiverDocumentation/BillingUses acceptable medical terminologyFollows professional practice standardsCompletes documentation in a timely manner per department standardsComplies with department billing standardsProfessional ExpectationsPrioritizes tasks and patient care for effective time managementUnderstands and follows professional licensure/certification requirementsDirects team members and/or supervises students as designatedPursues personal and professional development to support clinical best practice

RequiredLicense/Certification/RegistrationCurrent MN certification as Occupational Therapist AssistantActive Minnesota Basic Life Support Certification -PreferredExperience1+years of OTA experience

Keywords: Fairview Health Services, St. Paul , Occupational Therapy Assistant, Healthcare , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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