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Certified Occupational Therapist or COTA

Company: Best Choice Therapy Services, Inc
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Best Choice Therapy Services team members are health care professionals who treat individuals diagnosed with a brain injury or traumatic brain injury. Our team works with individuals in their home and community to help them recover their abilities to complete daily tasks and work to reach goals that are meaningful to them. The OT/COTA positions work with consumer 1:1 to help them reach their overall treatment goals. These positions work alongside an interdisciplinary team of Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Cognitive Therapists and Behavioral Therapists to help the consumer reach their desired quality of life after brain injury diagnosis. Skills Required Compassion: You are working with people who are under physical duress and pain. You must have a strong sense of empathy and compassion to help people feel comfortable. Communication Skills: Occupational therapists will need to be good listeners and good communicators, listening to consumers describe their ailments, working with them to come up with plans, explaining progress to the consumer, their family, other healthcare professionals, and their insurance company. Patience: Injuries and illnesses have caused people to lose abilities they once had, and will get frustrated when they can---t do them. Being calm and patient will help them focus on therapy. Problem-Solving Skills: You will be working with consumers to develop ways to manage pain, cope with aliments and recover from physical or mental trauma. You will need to think outside the box to create specific plans for each person, according to their needs, comfort level and limitations. Duties 1. Test and evaluate a consumers physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for consumers---. 2. Select activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills within limits of their mental and physical capabilities. 3. Recommend changes in consumers work or living environments, consistent with their needs and capabilities. 4. Design and create, or requisition, special supplies and equipment, such as splints, braces and computer-aided adaptive equipment. 5. Advise on specialist equipment to assist with daily activities. 6. Complete all necessary weekly progress notes, documentation, and time sheets in which should be turned in weekly for review. 7. Attend all staff meetings as they are scheduled for updates or scheduled team meetings per client as needed. 8. Adhere to all state guidelines under the policies and procedures in the State TBI program manual for Occupational Therapy. 9. Maintain and Active license with the Kansas Board of Healing Arts. 10. Understand all disciplinary actions under the Rules and Regulations for the State of Kansas Board of Healing Arts. 11. Other duties as assigned. Continuing Education Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Confidentiality Preserves and protects patient and client in all situations and with all documentation. Safety 1. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with safety procedures, rules, and regulations. 2. Protects clients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols. Compliance Adheres and adapts to client goals, objectives, and standards of performance, policies and procedures. Attendance 1. Maintains consistent and reliable attendance and complies with Best Choice Therapy Services, Inc. guidelines on attendance. 2. Demonstrates professionalism as a healthcare professional by being punctual and dependable for assigned/confirmed meetings. Best Choice Therapy Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to create a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees. Company Description Best Choice Therapy Services has been providing therapy services to the Wyandotte, Jackson, Johnson, and Douglas county areas since 2013. We provide cognitive, behavioral, occupational, speech, and physical therapies to individuals living with brain injuries. We take a client centered approach, working with clients to identify what quality of life and recovery they want and then helping them obtain the tools to reach their goals.

Keywords: Best Choice Therapy Services, Inc, Kansas City , Certified Occupational Therapist or COTA, Healthcare , Kansas City, Kansas

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