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Occupational Therapist Assistant

Company: Encompass Health
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Job Description:

The Occupational Therapist Assistant provides occupational therapy treatment and patient care according to hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines. In addition, the position:andnbsp; andnbsp; - Requires effective communication skills for working with patients, families, and caregivers andnbsp; - Requires effective communication skills for departmental and interdepartmental relationships andnbsp; - Requires competency in occupational treatment andnbsp; - Performs occupational therapy treatment tasks as delegated by and supervised by occupational therapists andnbsp; Maintains open and on-going communication with hospital departments to ensure patient, staff, and hospital needs are met andnbsp; The Occupational Therapist Assistant creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by providing patient safety and patient-centered treatment. andnbsp; andnbsp;Who will you treat? We are an acute rehabilitation hospital setting. Typically our therapist can expect to spend an average of 2-4 weeks with our patients treating a wide clinical caseload such as: stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, various neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, amputation, joint replacement, fractures, multiple trauma, cardiac conditions, and pulmonary conditions. 80% of our patients are discharged directly home. andnbsp; andnbsp;We use evidence-based practice guidelines to treat our patients.andnbsp; We utilize our clinical outcomes to assess and improve our treatment interventions and programs. We participate in a national outcomes database, which provides benchmarks and sophisticated outcome reports to help us continually analyze and improve our patient outcomes. andnbsp; andnbsp;You will useandnbsp;standard and advanced therapy technologies-depending on hospital location, some equipment used such as Auto Ambulators, Bioness, Interactive Metronome, Hand Mentor, SmartStep, Anodyne, Wii and CAPs may be available. andnbsp; andnbsp;Helping you become a better therapist is critical to our success andnbsp; - You will be paired with mentors; attend in-house as well as external educational programs. The treatment team is made up of full time therapists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and medical staff; a great way to learn beyond your own discipline. andnbsp; Job Code: 100003 License or Certification: andnbsp; - Must have current state license or certification; in states where licensing is not required, defer to state practice act andnbsp; - CPR certification preferred unless otherwise required by hospital policy andnbsp; Education, Training and Experience: andnbsp; - Successful completion of an Associate's degree from an accredited occupational therapy assistant program preferred andnbsp; Physical Requirements: andnbsp; - Good visual acuity and ability to communicate andnbsp; - Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements Address: 2412 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga 37404Shift: Day JobJob ID:

Keywords: Encompass Health, Chattanooga , Occupational Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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