Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.
We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.
In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:
If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.
The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), under the direct supervision of the OTR/L, assists with the occupational therapy, evaluation, and treatment of patients in individual and group settings. The COTA will also assist with the daily therapeutic responsibilities of the Behavioral Health Program.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Facilitates therapeutic group programming under the supervision of the OTR/L.
- Adheres to the current schedule using performance metrics to guide documentation
- Modifies activities as needed for patients during group sessions
- Provides 1-1 treatments/interventions as necessary for patients unable to attend group sessions
- Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings
- Establishes and maintains effective therapeutic and working relationships
- Receives continuing education required for job function
- Completes work assignments within an acceptable time frame.
- Uses time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities.
- Develops and maintains efficient working relationships.
- Is reliable in respect to attendance and punctuality.
- Recognizes the importance of team efforts and partners with others to achieve positive outcomes.
- Acts as a team member to ensure quality services.
- Offers creative solutions or alternatives to issues or concerns.
- Produces quality results.
- Continually strives to improve the quality of work.
- Accepts responsibility for all work performed and takes appropriate corrective action as needed.
- Is cooperative in interactions, treating customers with courtesy, respect and compassion.
- Is patient when responding to questions and answers questions appropriately.
- Responds to requests in a timely manner.
- Handles interruptions in a skillful way.
- Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor.
- Strives to prevent/resolve customer concerns to the customer’s satisfaction
Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to complete and maintain accurate and timely documentation of progress notes/treatment records
- Ability to plan and direct groups designed for needs of the psychiatric population
- Ability to assess the quality and appropriateness of care in accordance to professional/medical center standards of care
- Ability to communicate effectively with staff, providers, patients/families
- Working knowledge of Meditech software; MS Outlook & Word.
Education and Experience Required:
- Associate’s Degree from ACOTE accredited program
- Licensed in Massachusetts (COTA/L)
- Minimum of one year’s experience in occupational therapy setting;
- BLS CPR Certification (AHA or American Red Cross)
- Prior experience in Behavioral Health setting preferred