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Home Health Care Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) (PRN)



PRN Home Health Care Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

CorsoCare Milford



Position Summary:

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant provides occupational therapy treatments and services to home care clients under the supervision of a qualified Occupational Therapist in accordance with the Plan of Care. The Occupational Therapist performs functions that require substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and skill and must be able to make judgments accordingly.


Required Experience for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA):

  • Graduate of a college level program approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Certified as an Occupational Therapy Assistant by the American Occupational Therapy Association and per state guidelines. Licensed as required by state law. 
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Current CPR certification.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Licensed driver with automobile insured in accordance with state/Agency requirements. Reliable transportation with good driving record.


Primary Responsibilities for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA):

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of current plan and client progress.
  • Completes visits in a timely manner and in accordance with Agency policy.
  • Documents all services provided observations, client progress, and recommendations according to established policy. Submits documentation to Agency per guidelines.
  • Reports changes to the therapist and/or the nursing supervisor and documents these changes in the client record.
  • The Home Health Care Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant participates in interdisciplinary activities per Agency guidelines.
  • Attends client care conferences as requested to provide information to other members of the team.
  • Promotes referrals to other disciplines as appropriate.
  • Participates in the Agency quality improvement activities pertinent to the role of Occupational Therapy Assistant.
  • Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for clients and coworkers.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of safety and infection control practices by compliance with Agency policies and procedures.
  • Recognizes and reports potentially unsafe situations.
  • Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment.
  • Assesses environment and initiates actions to prevent accidents and promote safety.
  • The Home Health Care Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
  • Respects confidentiality of information in the client clinical record and shares this information in accordance with Agency policy.
  • Does not discuss client or staff identities, conditions, or circumstances in public or with others who are not professionally involved with the situation/person.
  • Protects written confidential documents in a manner that prevents unauthorized access.
  • Performs job in compliance with Agency policies and procedures and professional and community standards.
  • Provides services in accordance with applicable state, federal, CHAP, and JCAHO standards.
  • Attends meetings and required educational programs.
  • Accepts responsibility for personal and professional development and identifies learning/developmental needs to supervisor.
  • Work toward continual improvement of the overall organization.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


General Working Conditions:

This position entails standing for long periods of time.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to communicate effectively with others, sit, stand, walk and use hands to handle keyboard, telephone, paper, files, and other equipment and objects.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.  This position requires the ability to review detailed documents and read computer screens.  The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The work environment requires appropriate interaction with others. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.  Occasional travel to different locations may be required.

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CorsoCare provides patient-based home health care services while protecting patient rights and giving them the dignity and respect they deserve. Our experienced certified home health care professionals are highly skilled and completely focused on our patients. Our services are comprised of three core divisions: Certified Home Health Care Services, Private Duty/Private Pay Services and Transitional Care Navigation Services.




This classification description is intended to indicate the general kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that are required of positions given this title and should not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be.  It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of the employees under her/his supervision.  The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.


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