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Maxim Healthcare Services School Occupational Therapist Assistant in Vancouver, Washington

Maxim Healthcare Staffing is seeking an Occupational Therapy Assistant to provide occupational therapy services including treatment, implementation, standardized assessment data, and documentation.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides interventions to impact patient’s functional ability (muscle function, endurance, visual coordination, written and verbal communication skills, self care ability, work capacity, etc) as delegated by the Occupational Therapist

  • Understands the role of therapy in the context of the patient's age, total needs perspective and Environment

  • Participates in the ongoing assessment of the home environment for equipment needs, and the reduction of barriers or safety risks (if applicable)

  • Teaches new skills or retrains patients in once-familiar daily activities that have become difficult or unfamiliar due to illness or injury

  • Consistently reports to the Occupational Therapist regarding patient progress/status to promote modification of treatment program

  • Ensures that patient/family understands when and how to receive further treatment

  • Maintains timely, legible, and efficient patient-care documentation

  • Notes remain concise, pertinent and meet departmental documentation standards

  • Instructs patient and/or family/caregiver in the use of various types of adaptive equipment and/or splints to improve function.

  • Ensures equipment is in good working order

  • Trains patient and/or family/caregiver in use of prosthetic and/or orthotic devices

  • May utilize physical agents, including but not limited to heat, cold, water, light, electricity, ultrasound and massage

  • Identifies patient and/or family/caregiver needs for other supportive services and notifies the Occupational Therapist, and/or Director of Clinical Services and/or case manager.

  • Reports patient’s reactions(s) to treatment or change(s) in condition to the physician and/or Director of Clinical services or designee and Occupational Therapist

  • Prepares and submits clinical progress-summaries based on the progress toward goals and responses to treatment

  • Participates in discharge of patient at point of optimal benefit of treatment, making appropriate provision for continuing services if needed.

  • Participates in case conferences, meetings and in-service education

  • According to knowledge level, may provide in-service education programs for other disciplines, as necessary

  • Complies with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding professional standards and practice standards

  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Current certification or license as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in the state of practice

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Occupational Therapy Assistant required

  • Certified with the National Certification Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association

  • One (1) year of experience as an Occupational Therapy Assistant preferred

  • Home care and/or facility setting preferred

  • Current record of PPD or chest x-ray results

  • Current CPR certification

  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language may be required

  • Computer proficiency required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

    Benefits

At Maxim Healthcare Group, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. *CO Specific Benefits: Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Health Advocacy (company paid if enrolled Medical), Health Advocate Employee Assistance Program, Health Savings Account , 401(k), 401(k) Company Match, Profit Sharing, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Primary Caregiver Leave, Parental Leave, Life and Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Voluntary Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Hospital Expense Protection Plan, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Home and Auto Insurance, Pet Insurance, Transportation Benefits, CommonBond, Educational Assistance Program, College Partnership Program, Paid Time Off/Company Holidays

    About Maxim Healthcare Group

Maxim Healthcare Group has been making a difference in the lives of our patients, caregivers, and employees for more than 30 years. Our nationwide suite of services includes home healthcare, companion and behavioral care, healthcare staffing, and workforce solutions. Maxim’s commitment to customer service, compassionate patient care, and filling critical staffing needs makes us a trusted partner wherever healthcare is needed.

Maxim Healthcare Group is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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