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Practices as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) within the scope of care defined in the Georgia Occupational Therapy Act. Under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist, the COTA will be responsible for carrying out a comprehensive program of occupational therapy for patients/residents; for providing individual/group treatments; for participating in patient and interdisciplinary team conferences; for assisting other staff in the efficient operation of the Rehab Therapy Department; for maintaining timely and effective communication with the Occupational Therapist; for accurate documentation in the medical record; assuring a continuum of care within a hospital, ambulatory clinic, long term care facility and /or community based environment. The COTA maintains confidentiality in addressing matters pertaining to residents care, services, and human resources.
• Associate Degree of a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant program that is accredited by the NBOTC or the American Occupational Therapy Association; and licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Georgia
• CPR Certification Required