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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant – COTA
Brockport, NY

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$50,000 - $65,000 / yr


Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant – COTA 

  • Location: Brockport, NY (A western suburb of Rochester, NY)
  • DIRECT HIRE: PERMANENT, OR A 13 WEEK TRAVELER ASSIGNMENT (WILL ACCEPT EITHER)
  • Full-Time
  • Competitive Compensation, based on experience.
  • Excellent Benefits Package
  • New OTA Program Grads Welcome

Setting: Skilled Nursing Facility. Schedule includes rotating weekdays; some weekends and holidays may be required.

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) assist with ensuring the health and well-being of residents by providing occupational therapy treatments developed and recommended by a registered Occupational Therapist. New York State certification required.

Responsibilities:

1. Assists the Director Occupational Therapy in planning, developing and carrying out treatment programs and procedures for residents.

2. Helps create group therapy programs which are mentally and physically stimulating to residents; prepares and presents individual and group projects appropriate for the confused, blind, deaf and physically handicapped resident.

3. Writes observations of resident’s behavior and progress in Progress Notes.

4. Maintains attendance records and other departmental reports; enters treatment record in Medical Record Chart.

5. Assists Director Occupational Therapy in the training and supervision of Occupational Therapy Aides and students assigned to the facility for clinical experience.

6. Attends Resident Care Planning and Family/Resident Care Plan review meetings.

7. Assists with departmental in-service programs upon request.

8. Completes MDS+ assessment form as required.

9. Inventories supplies; assists with keeping area in good order and daily sanitation of equipment.

10. Attends in-service training programs, and departmental meetings as required.

11. Generate and develop ideas, which improve the quality of care for residents or increase job productivity and satisfaction.

12. Performs other duties as assigned by Director Occupational Therapy.

13. Performs all job duties according to safety rules and practices required for this job position, and as required to ensure the general safety of staff, residents and visitors of this facility.

14. Performs assigned duties according to the service excellence standards and goals established for this job position, and for all staff members of this facility.

Qualifications:

  • New York State Department of Education Certification and license to practice as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in New York State required.

  • Ability to relate well to residents and enjoy working with the elderly people necessary.

  • Tact and diplomacy; ability to develop good relationships with residents, staff and students required.

  • Ability to inspire and motivate others and create a warm and accepting climate for residents necessary.

  • Qualities of maturity, diplomacy, ability to work well with others required.

  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing required.

  • Ability to supervise departmental staff effectively and ensure that high standards of care are maintained.

  • Ability to perform tasks to established standards of excellence required.

  • Demonstrated willingness to uphold the vision and mission of the company by following the core values of Integrity, Teamwork, and Passion for Excellence and Reverence for the Individual. 

  • About the area:  Explore a world of art, theater, music, photography, history, nature and play in Rochester, New York. From standing in the parlor where Susan B. Anthony was arrested to listening to great jazz on the streets. Rochester is located on the Southern shore of Lake Ontario and sits at the center of the historic Erie Canal. Only a 90-minute drive to Niagara Falls, 1.5 hours to the Finger Lakes wine country and 6 hours to New York City. World class events such as the International Jazz Festival and the Highland Park Lilac Festival, PGA and LPGA championships, etc. attract nearly two million visitors each year. The George Eastman Museum, the National Museum of Play at the Strong and the National Toy Hall of fame are popular with all ages. This beautiful area abounds with state and local parks which offer summer and winter sports, camping, etc. Many well-known colleges & universities in the area as well.


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