• Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - Full Time Days - Immanuel Pathways Central Iowa

    Job Locations US-IA-Windsor Heights
    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/1/2019 9:38 AM)
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    Immanuel Pathways Central Iowa
  • Overview

    Provides occupational therapy services to participants of Immanuel Pathways under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist. Communicates participant progress to the Occupational Therapist and documents response to interventions. Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.


    Key Areas

    Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job

    Participant Care & Therapy


    Assists with and completes duties under the attending Occupational Therapist:

    • Assists in performing participant evaluation and screening by administering structured tests, participant observation, and data collection.
    • Assists with participant program planning in order to achieve appropriate goals by carrying out a treatment plan. Adapts present techniques to foster goal achievement to result in quality care.
    • Aides in lifting/transferring participants who have limited mobility and helping dependent participants with transfers between sitting surfaces. Uses available assistive equipment for carrying out the lift/transfer of dependent participants.
    • Carries out therapeutic exercises and setting up therapy equipment for participants. Assists with exercises related to improving skills concerned with activities of daily living (ADL).
    • Visits participants home’s to assist with determining suitable home modifications for accessibility.
    • Aides in determining need for reduced or increased therapy by addressing the current needs of participants.
    • Assists in establishing group activities to promote continued independent and safe community living.
    • Helps identify equipment to make the participant as highly functional as possible.
    • Documents occupational therapy progress notes in the participant’s medical record (Mediture) in a timely manner.
    • Educates and instructs participant and family members regarding in-home programs; transfers; Activities of Daily Living (ADL); home modifications; and care/use of equipment.
    • Maintains professional attitude with participants, visitors, and other staff while assuring the confidentiality of participants.
    • Directs non-professional staff members assigned to assist in Occupational Therapy.



    • Assists in recommending occupational therapy policies and procedures concerning services provided.
    • Acts within the scope of his or her authority to practice.
    • Maintains department in a clean and orderly manner. Keeps equipment in good working condition according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
    • Follows all Immanuel Pathways policies and procedures, and Physical Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety guidelines.
    • Protects privacy and maintains confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about employees, participants and families.
    • Implements the Exposure Control Plan.
    • Participates in all safety, security, and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required by Immanuel Pathways.
    • Complies with the Emergency Preparedness Plan.
    • Handles potentially infectious specimens with appropriate biohazard precautions and practices.
    • Uses proper lifting and push/pull techniques; uses gate belt assistance on participant transfers.
    • Participates in and supports Quality Improvement Initiatives.



    • Performs other duties as required or requested.
    • Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings.
    • Completes administrative tasks such as ordering equipment, coordinator equipment delivery and inventory management.
    • Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.
    • Assists Occupational Therapist with presentations to public or professional groups.



    • Graduate of an Occupational Therapy Assistant program accredited by ACOTE or a predecessor organization.
    • Successful completion of supervised fieldwork experience required by the accredited educational institution.
    • Successful completion of a nationally recognized examination for occupational therapy assistants.
    • Fulfills state requirements for licensure, certification or registration.


    • One (1) year experience working with the frail or elderly population required.
    • Six (6) months work or internship experience in acute, rehabilitation or home Occupational Therapy.

    Other Requirements-

    • Must successfully complete the occupational health requirements of the position.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Skills i.e. Health Care Level Cardio Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR); Automated External Defibrillator (AED); First Aide (FA).

    KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

    • Knowledge of physical, psychosocial and behavioral needs of the elderly population.
    • Knowledge of practice boundaries for a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
    • Skilled in computer basics.
    • Skilled in effective listening, as well as, written and oral communication.
    • Ability to identify problems and resolve some without assistance.
    • Ability to follow direction or instructions.



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