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Casual Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)-New Hope

October 31, 2013 - January 30, 2014
Location:New Hope, MN
Employment Type:Casual
Department:Occupational Therapy
Description:Minnesota Masonic Home North Ridge has a rich history of providing quality care to seniors since 1966. We are a specialized senior health care community. Our continuum of care offers a variety of services: Senior Apartments, Assisted Living, Adult Day Program, Complex/Transitional Rehab Care, Long Term Care and secured areas for those with memory impairment. Our emphasis at MMH North Ridge is to recognize and provide for the needs of each individual, whether the goal is to remain in our Community or to return home. Join our care team and find out why it is not only a special place to live or receive care, but also a special place to work. The COTA will implement, with minimal supervision, high-quality occupational therapy services for residents and caregivers in accordance with the principles and practices of Occupational Therapy, State, Federal, and MMH regulations, policies and procedures.
Duties: Major job functions include insuring that all residents are afforded the opportunity to achieve and maintain their highest level of function, under the direction of the OTR. Maintaining resident care records and accurate billing records is a must. Communicating effectively with all necessary disciplines regarding resident progress, problems and approaches to residents. Ensure continuation of appropriate therapeutic follow-up programs. Performs supervisory duties of Rehab Aides in direct resident care or related duties.
Qualifications:This position requires a graduate of an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) accredited program for Occupational Therapy Assistant. Candidate must possess an American Occupational Therapy Certification Board Certifiate for Occuptional Therapy Assistant. Experience in adult acute and long term care facility desired but not required. Ability to incorporate all aspects of OT in total resident care as regulations allow. Team philosophy and desire to facilitate long term care residents to their highest level of function. Able to grasp new theories and principles and implement them in practice. Membership in professional organizations desirable. Ability to work a rotating weekend schedule. The hours for this position are casual. You will not be scheduled any set hours, but will pick up available shifts as open/desired.

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