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Occupational Therapy Assistant, Home Health Clinical Services, SHH

Job ID: 98073 Date posted: September 21, 2019

  • Sharp Home Health
  • Home Health Clinical Services
  • Occupational Therapy Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time

Responsibilities

Summary

Under the direction of a licensed Occupational Therapist, the OT Assistant provides occupational therapy care to patients with impaired disease or injury. Assists patients in reaching their maximum performance and level of functioning, and instructs parents and caregivers in recommended therapy interventions to promote optimal developmental functioning.  Participates in operational aspects of the department.  Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities.

Sharp Home Health coordinates an extensive array of cutting-edge medical, nursing, rehabilitation, social and educational services to meet the unique needs of their clients. The Home Health Team consists of highly qualified professionals who provide for patient needs in the comfort of their home throughout San Diego County.  All Sharp skilled professionals are registered, licensed or certified in their specific fields.  Our team consists of nurses, therapists, social workers and health aides.

With a focus on maximizing recovery, independence and long-term wellness, Sharp Home Health provides diabetes care instruction, specialty nursing, rehabilitation and senior behavioral health services to individuals throughout San Diego County. Sharp Home Health is San Diego’s largest home care agency, licensed and certified since 1983.  The agency is part of the Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus, home to an array of comprehensive medical services and recipient of the 2007 prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest honor for quality and organizational performance excellence.

 

Location

This position is based the community Kearny Mesa in San Diego County

The OT Assistant will be visiting patients throughout San Diego County.

 
Hours

8-hour shifts; Full-time position to work Day Shift hours; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; not weekends

 
Required Skills and Qualifications
 
  • Valid BLS for HealthCare Providers by the American Heart Association
  • Knowledge of occupational therapy treatment methods
  • Skill to document patient care and progress notes efficiently in an electronic health record
  • Ability to provide in home care to a diverse patient population
  • Effective communication skills, problem-solving abilities and must be self-motivated, and demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Must willing to be actively involved in professional development
 
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
 
  • Completion of an Associate Degree in a qualified COTA program
  • Two or more years of COTA experience
  • Home Health experience

Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.

 

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 

 

Keywords: COTA, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

 

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