COTA - St. Mary's Acute Care

  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
  • St Mary's Acute
  • On-Call/Resource - Days - Various hours on days/weekends
  • Therapy Services
  • Posted: November 27, 2019
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We have the great privilege of helping patients and families re-build their lives. It’s extraordinarily meaningful work and the reason we greet the day with optimism and anticipation. When patients “Ask for Mary,” they experience a culture that has been sculpted for more than a century. Our hallmark is to carefully listen to patients and innovatively serve them. This is true of every employee, from support staff and leadership, to clinicians and care providers. 

Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited rehabilitation hospital serving thousands of children and adults each year through inpatient, outpatient, sub-acute rehabilitation, orthotics and prosthetics and home and community programs. With the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed physicians, nurses and therapists help our patients achieve outstanding clinical outcomes. The growing Mary Free Bed Network provides patients throughout the state with access to our unique standard of care.  

Mission Statement
Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.

Diversity and Inclusion:
Mary Free Bed values diversity and inclusion among patients, families and staff. We strive to hire people who reflect the communities we serve. Our employees will serve all patients, families and each other with dignity and respect.
Provides occupational therapy services as assigned by, and under the supervision of, an occupational therapist.  Keeps treatment skills updated through continuing education, evidence based research, and program development. Perform job responsibilities in accordance with the program’s strategic objectives and goals to carry out organizational strategic objectives.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Each job responsibility is related to the MFB Pillars of Excellence. The responsibility is identified to a pillar by the following letters: Q (Quality), S (Service), P (People), G (Growth),   F (Financial).
  • Staff will provide patient care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license, certification or registration and as required by law and regulation.
  • Provides patient care. (Q)
    • Assists occupational therapist in treatment planning and conducting evaluation procedures.
    • Assists the occupational therapist in treating patients utilizing modalities, therapeutic exercise, assistive devices, and functional activities.
    • Provides verbal and/or written feedback to primary occupational therapist regarding all significant observations or changes in the patient’s condition, reaction, and response to treatment.
    • Aids the occupational therapist in estimating equipment and supply needs and may participate in the acquisition and inventory of these items.
    • Provides coverage of patients in the absence of other staff.
  • Document’s patient’s status and progress according to established internal/external time standards and adherence to reimbursement guidelines. (Q)
  • Communicates with other appropriate people to integrate OT treatment as necessary, or as directed. (Q, S)
  • Participates in educational program for patients, patient's families, and health care workers regarding treatment procedures, functional activities, and home programs.
  • Participates in patient care conferences as requested.
  • Participates in various meetings and in-services as assigned. (Q,P)
  • Follows all hospital policy and procedures including but not limited to patient confidentiality and infection control. (Q)
  • Meets or exceeds program productivity expectations. (F)
  • Provides discipline specific coverage (following cross training orientation) within the Mary Free Bed system as requested. (F, S)
  • Supports program operations as assigned. (Q, S, P, G, F)
  • Functions as patient advocate. (S)
  • Demonstrates competence in relevant software and hardware required to meet job responsibilities.  (Q)
  • Adheres to the Mary Free Bed Standards of Behavior when working with patients, coworkers and members of the community. (S)
Other Job Responsibilities:
  • Serves as clinical instructor for occupational therapist assistant students.  Supervises, teaches, and evaluates skills of students and volunteers.  Communicates with participating universities regarding skill levels of students.  (S, P, G)
  • Functions as a resource person in area of expertise. (S, G)
  • Participates in program development and/or research activities as assigned.  (Q, G)
  • Participates in orientation and training of new staff.  (Q, P)
  • Assists in maintaining clean and orderly treatment areas. (S)
Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements):
  • Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program.
  • Certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
  • Experience in an acute care setting.
  • Licensure with the State of Michigan.
  • The physical ability to lift, position, and transport patients with physical impairments.
  • Possesses and maintains BLS certification to meet department/program protocol.
  • Physical Demands
    • The physical ability to lift, position, and transport patients.
    • The ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, grasp, reach, and occasionally climb.
    • The ability to hear, speak, write, and see (correctable vision).
    • The ability to frequently lift up to 75 pounds, and occasionally lift in excess of 75 pounds.
    • The ability to occasionally push, pull, or carry weight anywhere from 1 to 100+ pounds while assisting patients and moving equipment.
    • The ability to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, 10-20 pounds of force frequently, and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly.
Mary Free Bed is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or other legally protected characteristic.

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