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Occupational Therapy Assistant PRN Occupational Therapy

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Req ID 7416-12380 Post Date Nov. 02, 2023 CategoryTechnician FacilityMemorial Medical Center

Who We Are 

People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. Memorial Medical Center is a 199-bed hospital offering a spectrum of care, including diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative services, both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. 

Where We Are 

From national parks and monuments to one of the top-rated farmer’s markets in the country, Las Cruces offers a world filled with natural wonder, year-round excitement, and historic proportions of fun. We are known for our safe and affordable living conditions, outstanding educational system, and friendly people. 

Why Choose Us

    • Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees
    • Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees
    • Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance
    • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants
    • Professional Development and Growth Opportunities
    • And much more… 

Position Summary 

As an Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA) with Memorial Medical Center, you will provide direct patient care services to individuals of all ages that facilitate progress toward performance-based goals in a supportive, team-oriented environment in accordance with the principals and practices of occupational therapy and with Memorial Medical Center policies and procedures. Our rehab department has an active role in communicating recommendations for next level of care and assessing DME needs. Our occupational therapy assistants have the opportunity to treat patients with a variety of medical needs located throughout the facility including ICU/CCU, orthopedics, medical/surgical, NICU, PICU, ED, and others. You will work closely with a dynamic, interactive interdisciplinary team including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, therapy technicians, nursing, patient care technicians, physicians, case management, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, and others.

Additional responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist include:

    • Perform appropriate occupational therapy treatments, implement and manage an individualized evidence-based patient plan of care according to supervising occupational therapist. 
    • Documenting patient progress daily, adjusting treatment plans as necessary, and communicating updates to the supervising occupational therapist. 
    • Accepts supervision from occupational therapists as well as provides supervision for occupational therapy aides.
    • Accurately bill for services provided in accordance to CMS guidelines.
    • Openly communicate with case management to assist with throughput.
    • Collaborate with other healthcare providers to maintain continuity of care and focus on patient goals.
    • Maintain productivity standards.

Minimum Qualifications 

    • Minimum Education:  Associate degree from an accredited occupational therapy assistant program and have passed the national certification exam.
    • Minimum Experience:  One-year previous experience in both inpatient and outpatient, and/or home health settings preferred.
    • Certification/Licensure:  Current or eligible New Mexico Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) license and Certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy as an (COTA).  CPR required. 

Certification or completion courses must meet the standards of Memorial Medical Center. 

EEOC Statement

Memorial Medical Center is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. 

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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