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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-COTA
02-15-2010






RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for conducting medically prescribed Occupational  Therapy services to restore function and to help patient reach the highest possible level of function, following evaluation of a licensed Occupational Therapist.  These activities include both individual and group situations where the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant functions as an educator, role model, counselor and rehabilitator.  Emphasis is placed on individualizing activities to the patient and therapeutic community.  Patients are seen in varied and multidisciplinary settings including acute care, outpatient care, home health, skilled nursing facility, and inpatient rehabilitation where patient census or staffing dictates.

EDUCATION:  Associate degree from a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Licensed in Texas.  Previous experience in rehabilitation and Bilingual ability (English/Spanish) preferred.  BLS required within 6 months.

Valley Baptist Health System (VBHS) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization.  VBHS prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.



Job Type:
Full-time

Location:
HARLINGEN,

Salary:
[n/a]

Date available:
02-15-2010

Company:
Valley Baptist Health System

Company Description:
Valley Baptist Health System has earned a reputation as a health care leader with our dedicated staff, modern facilities, state-of-the-art technology, and commitment to providing for the health of our community. Today, our not-for-profit health system is one of the largest in South Texas with more than 800 beds. Valley Baptist is a community health service performing spiritually-based health, education and charitable programs. Incorporating the latest in technology with a commitment to compassionate, faith-based care, both Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen and Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville have established a reputation for serving Valley residents like nowhere else! Every day, for more than 80 years, lives have been saved simultaneously at both the hospital in Brownsville and the hospital in Harlingen. The histories of the two hospitals parallel each other, as both are stories of caring people reaching out to help the sick and dying, in service to their communities. And now those histories are intertwined with both hospitals being part of the Valley Baptist family. As our organization moves toward the future, we focus on five strategic initiatives in order to achieve a shared vision to accomplish our mission as the leading health care provider in South Texas.



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