Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Amedisys
  • Clinton, SC 29325, USA
  • Aug 25, 2021
Entry Level Health Care Nurse Pharmaceutical

Job Description

Responsible for promoting, facilitating, and maintaining health, well-being, and participation in life through engagement in occupation under the supervision of and in partnership with an Occupational Therapist.

  • Provides skilled interventions in accordance with the physician approved plan of care and under the direction and supervision of an Occupational Therapist.
  • Provides documentation of each visit according to AOTA Documentation Guidelines and accepted regulatory standards for inclusion in the patient’s clinical record.
  • Observes, records, and reports the patient’s response to treatment and any change in the patient’s condition to the supervising OT, physician, and other appropriate clinical staff.
  • Provides patient/caregiver resources for future ADL/IADL needs.
  • Promotes wellness and prevention by promotion of occupational engagement.
  • Participates in patient care conferences, in-services, chart audit activities, quality improvement activities, including OBQI and OBQM, and peer-review activities.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information relating to the Occupational Therapist-client relationship.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of available community resources/services.  Makes recommendations for follow-up care in coordination with the care center that admitted the patient/client.
  • Keeps abreast of occupational therapy trends and knowledge for the service provision, documentation skills, and care coordination. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required:

  • Current, unencumbered license to practice as an occupational therapy assistant specific to state the employee is assigned to work by the Company.
  • Graduate of an occupational therapist program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA), or successor organizations of ACOTE;
    • And, is eligible to take, or has successfully completed, the entry-level certification examination for occupational therapy assistants developed and administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT). 
  • One (1+) year related occupational therapy experience to ensure that knowledge and skills are sufficient to safely provide occupational therapy services to patients.
    • If less than one (1) year experience, approval from regional clinical leaders is required as well as appropriate mentoring and/or residency program established.
  • Current CPR certification.