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Certified Occupational
Therapist Assistant
(COTA)

Newsome Home Health Care Career

General:
The Home Health Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA), under supervision of a Registered Occupational Therapist (OT/R), provides quality care to patients and performs technical skilled care in patient’s home in compliance with nursing standards, federal, state, local government regulations and company clinical policies.

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Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Occupational Therapist in providing specifically assigned service activities in accordance with a written therapy plan based upon a physician’s orders and in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Participate in and assist the Occupational Therapist in developing and reviewing the initial and comprehensive assessments of a patient’s needs and the individualized care plan, and subsequent quarterly reviews.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned by the Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Ensure that visit information regarding therapy services rendered are accurately sent to the agency in a timely manner.
  • Attend/participate in, and complete all mandatory in-service education or training as required by state and agency regulations.
Requirements:

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant shall possess:

  • As a minimum, an Associate’s Degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant from an Accredited college or university
  • A current, unencumbered certification to practice in Illinois as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • A current, unencumbered driver’s license valid in Illinois
  • At least One (1) year of experience providing occupational therapy services to residents in a health care setting is preferred.

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant shall be able to:

  • Move intermittently throughout the day
  • Cope with the mental, emotional, and physical stresses of the position
  • Relate to and with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile patients
  • See and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these sense to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Lift, push, pull, and move a minimum of 50 pounds, be in good general health, and demonstrate emotional stability

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Career Positions

We are always accepting applications for the following clinical positions:

Full/Part Time
Home Health Aides/CNA
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Medical Social Workers
Occupational Therapists
Occupational Therapist Assistants
Physical Therapists
Physical Therapist Assistants
Registered Nurses
Speech Therapists

For more information contact Pam Thornton at 815-744-4770 ext. 201 or e mail pamt@newsomehomehealth.com

Corporate Office:
920 Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm