Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Ballinger Memorial Hospital   Abilene, TX   Full-time     Occupational Therapy
Posted on June 25, 2024

Ballinger Memorial Hospital District

Job Title:

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)

Employment Type:

Full-Time; Part-Time, or PRN positions available

Benefits:

Ballinger Memorial Hospital District offers extremely competitive salaries and excellent benefits! All employees are enrolled in the TCDRS retirement plan, with a generous employer contribution.

Full-Time employees are eligible for medical, dental, and vision insurance, short term disability and cafeteria plans. BMHD also provides $40,000 life insurance and long-term disability for all Full-Time employees.

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Occupational Therapist (OT), the Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) will follow the treatment plan developed by the OT. The COTA will teach techniques to patients with mental, physical, emotional, or developmental impairments for rehabilitation purposes. The COTA will monitor activities to make sure they are performed correctly and provide encouragement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Occupational Therapist to implement treatment plans tailored to individual patient needs.
  • Provide therapeutic activities to patients as outlined in the treatment plan.
  • Teach techniques and exercises aimed at improving patients' functional abilities and independence.
  • Monitor patients' performance of activities and provide guidance and encouragement as needed.
  • Maintain knowledge of current best practices and evidence-based interventions in occupational therapy.

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.
  • Must be certified by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy and have passed the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant National Exam. Must maintain an active Texas certification by completing the required number of hours of continuing education biennially.
  • BLS required.
  • NEW GRADS CONSIDERED!

Qualifications:

  • Strong clinical skills in therapeutic techniques and assessment methodologies.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Empathy and patience in working with patients facing various challenges.

About Us:

Ballinger Memorial Hospital District offers numerous outpatient services, acute and swing bed care, and is certified as a level IV trauma ER. They also provide a clinic with physicians and mid-level providers. Ballinger Memorial Hospital District participates in and promotes activities that encourage wellness in our community.

This position offers an excellent opportunity for a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant to contribute to the rehabilitation and improvement of patients' lives under the guidance of experienced Occupational Therapists. If you are dedicated to helping others achieve their full potential and meet the qualifications outlined above, we encourage you to apply!