Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Company: Acadia-Healthcare ( Learn More )

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Job Description
  • The COTA may not develop treatment plans for patients.
  • Conducts occupational services, as appropriate. The number and length of these sessions will be determined by a licensed Occupational Therapist (OT) in accordance with Medicaid therapy guidelines and Ascent policies.
  • For every service billed, the COTA will provide progress notes in the appropriate format which contains all information as required by company policy, CHMS guidelines, and/or other applicable regulations. The COTA will keep detailed records of all work with all patients he/she serves. All billing and required supporting documentation must be done in compliance with company standards.
  • The productivity expectation of a COTA is defined as delivering all of the prescribed therapy units on your caseload.  Expectations are that a therapist will spend approximately six hours out of an 8 hour day providing direct care to patients. Productivity will be assessed as part of the employee’s performance evaluation.
  • Ensures that Credible visits are completed for each patient served on a daily basis.
  • Assists with completion of other documentation related to occupational, as appropriate.
  • Participates in supervision by an OT.
  • Refers patients for additional clinical services, as needed.
  • Attends and actively participates in job-related center functions such as parent meetings, transition conferences, peer reviews, conferences with supervisors, staff workshops, and job orientations, as indicated.
  • Represents the program to parents, visitors, and the public in a positive way.
  • Maintains familiarity with health and safety guidelines, including universal precautions and daily operating procedures, as implemented by the clinic nurse.
  • Immediately reports any information regarding health and safety concerns to supervisor or clinic nurse.
  • Completes relevant and approved continuing professional education each year as required to maintain professional licensure.
  • Provides supervisor with renewed license.
  • Is familiar with the company’s policies and procedures and guidelines, as well as those requirements set forth by regulatory agencies, including CHMS, AR Child Care Licensing, and the AR Health Department.
  • Displays concern for the rights of patients and families served by the clinic.
  • May perform other related and non-related duties, as assigned and agreed upon by both parties.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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