This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by enabling individuals to perform meaningful and purposeful activities across the lifespan. The Occupational Therapy Assistant assists in developing, improving or restoring independence to any person who has an injury, illness, disability or psychological dysfunction. Job Duties
- Communicates to Occupational Therapist any change in patient status or need to change/update goals
- Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department team inter and intra departmentally to facilitate the department's ability to meet its goals and objectives
- Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment
- Follows exposure control plans/blood borne and airborne pathogens
- Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, and specific job related hazards
- Maintains and enhances personal knowledge as well as promoting professional standards in occupational therapy
- Completes all required paperwork following policies and procedures to ensure that documentation reflects care provided and the outcomes achieved, as evidenced in the clinical record
- Coordinates client care with other clinical team members ensuring optimal client care and communications evidenced in the clinical record
- Under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist, provides occupational services reassessing the client's status on each visit, and ensuring quality of care as evidenced in the clinical record
- Good interpersonal relationships
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Proficient use of computer – ability to type
- One year experience preferred
- Education sufficient to obtain licensure in the state of Iowa
- Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant licensure from state of Iowa required.
- Will consider a candidate with Limited Permit license per Iowa Administrative code.
- Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
- Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse & Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required. Employee must submit certification of completed training prior to start or transfer date.
- Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50lbs. of force frequently
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