Aegis Therapies Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Home Health / COTA / PRN in St. Augustine, Florida
As one of the nation’s leading providers of contract rehabilitation and wellness services, Aegis Therapies® applies proven techniques to help individuals move through life to increase their freedom and independence. Aegis has more than 7,500 employees providing short-term and long-term therapy services in over 1,400 locations in 41 states.
Aegis Therapies leverages the power of collaboration to help patients transition seamlessly throughout the care continuum. No matter the setting, we specialize in providing services that adapt to each individual’s needs. Our therapists use leading-edge technology and innovation to help restore strength and confidence after illness, injury or surgery. We help individuals return to the activities they love with targeted rehabilitation and wellness services provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Explore our open positions today. When you join our team, you will always be a step ahead of the latest technologies and industry standards. At Aegis Therapies, you can build your professional skills and reach your most ambitious goals. That’s what being a true industry leader is all about.
Our settings typically include:
Skilled nursing facilities
Assisted living facilities
Continuing care retirement communities
Hospital inpatient rehab units
Medically oriented gyms
Carries out effective patient treatment plans to restore, compensate or adapt for loss of patient function, which are established by the licensed/registered therapist. Plans conform to federal, state and professional standards.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Visits Home Health patients for implementation of the occupational therapy care plan as established by the licensed therapist. Administers prescribed occupational therapy treatment programs. Meets the patient’s goals and needs and provides quality care. Helps patients accomplish treatment plan and secures necessary supplies and adaptive equipment to facilitate independence in patients
Administers therapy treatments according to a treatment plan approved by the attending physician and licensed therapist. Modifies treatments in conjunction with licensed therapist as necessary to achieve desired outcome
Completes an effective discharge plan in conjunction with trans-disciplinary team throughout episode of care. Ensures smooth and timely transition from skilled treatment to outpatient/wellness programs as appropriate for individual patients
Communicates treatment plan and progress with patient, family and caregivers in conjunction with licensed therapist
Remains knowledgeable of state practice acts and ensures the level of supervision they receive meets standards. Does not provide treatment outside of practice act limits
Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines. Records daily treatment charges per corporate procedures. Documentation will be completed using a company furnished hand held electronic device (i.e. Ipad).
Protects patients and employees by adhering to treatment location infection control policies and protocols and keeping information confidential per company and federal requirements. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with treatment location and department procedures, rules and regulations.
Provides services in multiple settings (including skilled nursing, assisted living, patient homes, and outpatient) as determined by supervisor and patient/resident need including community based services such as home health and wellness activities as required
Travel is required to perform job
High school diploma or equivalent, preferred
Current licensure as Occupational Therapy Assistant in practicing state and/or nationally certified
Ability to travel to patient homes within designated geographic area.
Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance
Current CPR certification
Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & BEHAVIORS
Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing
Good problem-solving skills
Good computer skills including use of desktop computers and handheld devices with ability to learn company or customer systems
Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient, employee and company proprietary information
Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with patients, families, and other employees at all levels
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
Mobility, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, walking, heavy lifting, fine hand coordination, ability to hear, ability to read and write, ability to detect odors, and ability to remain calm under stress.
Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication with patients, staff, family, visitors, etc.
Vision (corrected) adequate for reading.
Intelligible speech and normal language / cognitive skills.
Must be able to push patients in a wheelchair or stretchers.*
Lifting of patients*, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds rarely.
Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day.
Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead.
Must be able to transfer patients.*
Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients / caregivers.
Work in a fast-paced clinical environment.
Weekend and holiday work may be required.
Work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.
Several task and job duties involve a risk of exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).
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Work Type: Casual Category: Home Health
- St. Augustine, FL - Florida
EOE Statement: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.