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Providence Health & Services Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) - Rehabilitation in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (1.0 FTE/40 hours per week, Days) to work in the Rehabilitation at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA

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The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant will be responsible for the occupational therapy treatment to patients, inservice education and assisting the Occupational Therapist. The position is also responsible for communication with patients, physicians, nurses and other personnel regarding patient care, for operating occupational therapy equipment, and performing assistance in projects and duties with the department.

In this position you will:

  • Provide initial patient evaluation in accordance to physician request in order to initiate appropriate treatment, which is reasonable in the terms of accepted practice and necessary to recovery of function for the appropriate age groups:

  • Utilized department forms and protocol. Utilizes age appropriate knowledge to determine treatment plan. When necessary seeks additional information from MD, other staff, and family. Evaluation shall include; history, chief complaint, examination and recommendation for treatment.

  • Incorporate knowledge of the principles of growth and development into care and treatment provided.

  • Provide Occupational Treatment and operates Physical equipment as directed by Occupational Therapist to patients as related to age considerations:

  • Demonstrate to ability to performs:

  • Therapeutic Exercise

  • Neuromuscular Exercises

  • Massage

  • Myofacial release

  • Modalities

  • Mobilization (if appropriate)

  • Patient/family education

  • Ultrasound

  • Pool Therapy

  • Applies knowledge of growth and development in activities

  • Communicate verbally and written with therapist, co-workers, families, patients, nursing personnel and physicians regarding patient response to treatment:

  • Keep therapist informed of patient response to treatment in order to adjust, plan, and update goals, re-assess or discharge

  • Comply with Practice Act pertaining to OTA patient cares, and need for Occupational Therapy re-assessment

  • Provide therapist suggestion for treatment when appropriate

  • Document patient progress toward goal

  • Communicate patient response to treatment to physicians, and other care givers

  • Complete daily patient reports, billing, schedules and flow sheets and care plans to remain compliant with department, hospital and state regulations

  • Rely on therapist to direct and delegate patient treatment

  • Assure therapist reassess patient at least every 5th visit. IF patients are seen more than once daily reassessments are performed at least every 5th day


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Graduate of an approved Occupational Therapy Assistant Program usually an associate’s degree

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS)

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Therapy Support (PTA, COTA, Rehab Aide)

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 328854