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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Cayuga Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

This is a Full-time position in Ithaca, NY posted April 2, 2021.

Cayuga Nursing & Rehabilitation Center – Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants work under the direction and supervision of occupational therapists as well as the Director of therapy in accordance with established standards of practice, department procedures and productivity standards.Typical work duties:Certified occupational therapy assistants typically do the following:Provide comprehensive treatment to patients under the supervision of an OTR and according to state guidelines.Assist OT in identifying appropriate patients and referring them to rehab accordingly.Document patients progress on weekly progress note in an accurate and timely fashion, and obtain the co-signature of the OTR.Ensure MD orders are obtained for treatments, re-certification’s and discharges.Assist with other documentation requirements as indicated and according to state guidelines.Attend facility and rehab meetings when indicated by supervisor.Act as a rehab delegate to the interdisciplinary team.Participate in scheduling of patients.Complete billing logs and bill patients ethically and accurately for occupational therapy services rendered.Cover other therapists patient caseload during absence as necessary.Maintain professional relationship with co-workers, facility staff, patients and patient families.Provide inservice education regarding patient care or occupational therapy services to rehab staff, facility staff, hospitals and/or community as needed.Comply with patient confidentiality and Federal Resident Rights.Report to work on time, adhere to scheduled hours, and project a professional image at all times.Adhere to productivity requirements, complete productivity reports and submit in a timely manner.Maintain a positive work atmosphere by demonstrating and communicating in a professional manner so as to foster positive relations with customers, clients, co-workers and managersPerform all other duties assigned by the department supervisor, lead therapist or regional manager. Requirements: A minimum of an Associates degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited programSuccessful passage of the National Board of Certified Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) COTA examinationHas current OTA license (or is license-eligible) in state of practice