PRN Home Health & Therapy is seeking a qualified occupational therapy assistant to join our growing team. Under the guidance of an occupational therapist, you will be part of a dynamic team! In this role you’ll assist in treating patients by following care plans developed by the Occupational Therapist. If you are a Certified Occupational Therapist (COTA) with a passion for positively impacting the lives of the older adult population and want to pick up extra hours, this could be a great position for you. This position would primarily work in the nursing home setting.

About PRN Home Health & Therapy: We are a reputable family-owned company specializing in home health and contract therapy services. We treat our patients with compassion and respect by taking time to get to know the people we care for. Our company partners closely with various assisted living facilities throughout Wisconsin to provide care right in their buildings. We also travel throughout Wisconsin to provide care to patients in the comfort of their own homes or in skilled nursing facilities. Whether “home” is an assisted living facility, apartment or residence, we want to give the patient the best quality of care they need without them ever having to leave the comfort of their home.

Questions before applying? Contact us! Or read more about what it’s like working at PRN Home Health & Therapy.

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

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Fond du Lac, WI

Certification Requirements

  • Prefer a minimum of one year of clinical experience as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
  • Graduate of an occupational therapy assistant curriculum accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Certified with the National Certification Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Current Occupational Therapy Assistant license in the State of Wisconsin.
  • CPR/BLS (in accordance with American Heart Association) upon hire and appropriate renewal.
  • CEUs as required by state licensure regulations.
  • Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.
  • Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision.
  • Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to follow direction and accurately report to the supervisory staff any changes in patient’s condition.
  • This position requires frequent travel between patient homes; must be a license driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or organization requirements and is in good working order.

Job Duties

  • Provide Occupational Therapy treatments to patients according to treatment plans developed by an Occupational Therapist.
  • Assist the Occupational Therapist when performing tests, evaluations, and complex treatment procedures.
  • Observe, record, and report to the Occupational Therapist the patient conditions reactions and responses related to treatment.
  • Maintain daily records of treatments and document progress notes on patients as directed by the Occupational Therapist.
  • Assist the Occupational Therapist in consulting with family members, physicians and other health care professionals as appropriate.
  • Assist the Occupational Therapist to modify and teach home exercise programs for patients and/or care givers following discharge.
  • Assist with the care of the Occupational Therapy department and equipment.
  • Assist the Occupational Therapist with in-service programs and other meetings as assigned by the Occupational Therapist.
  • Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical competency.
  • Collaborate with the Interdisciplinary Team to identify and assist with obtaining patient specific DME including wheelchairs, cushions and positioning aides, orthotics, and adaptive equipment.
  • Collaborate with Occupational Therapist and clinical team to develop and educate patient and/or care givers on safe discharge plan.
  • Maintain current knowledge of community resources.
  • Attend and participate in interdisciplinary team conferences, staff meetings, department/facility meetings and other meetings as required
  • Demonstrate competence and ability to use physical agent modalities including but not limited to heat, cold, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and manual therapy techniques
  • This position must continually meet the productivity expectations set for by PRN Home Health and Therapy. PRN has the right to adjust each individual employee’s productivity objective independently based upon said employee’s specific position responsibilities
  • Act in compliance with PRN Therapy Management Policies and Procedures, State, Federal and Professional Organization regulatory standards and guidelines.
  • Maintain current state licensing, credentialing, and certification .
  • Participate in ongoing evaluation of the home environment for hazards or barriers to promote more independent living as delegated by the Occupational Therapist.
  • Participate in quality improvement processes as directed by the organization.
  • Complete all documentation, payroll and billing accurately and in a timely manner.
  • This position may include working on weekends and holidays.
  • Participate in quality improvement processes as directed by the organization.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.