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COTA - CR NorthEast

Date: Mar 22, 2019

Location: Concord, NC, US, 28025

Company: Atrium Health

Job Req ID: 181332

Position Number: 00164887

Employment Type: PRN

Shift: Variable/On Call

Shift Details: Weekend required. 4-5 weekend days/month depending on need. Week day availability as needed.

Standard Hours: 4.00

Department Name: IP Therapy Svs

Location: Carolinas Rehab North East

Location Details:  Might be cross trained in acute at University

Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit



Job Summary
Assists in performing patient care responsibilities under the plan and supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist (OT). Implements patient care programs, notifies OT of changes in patients condition, performance and response to treatment.

Essential Functions


  • Directs and supervises activities of rehab techs, students, and volunteers and assists with orienting new and rotating staff.
  • Implements patient plan of care by selecting and implementing therapeutic modalities, procedures, exercise programs, therapeutic groups and patient education as established by the OT.
  • Gathers and interprets data from the medical record, physician reports, patient, and/or family as evidenced by documentation and identifies need for and utilizes appropriate assistive and orthotic devices.
  • Evaluates patients as needed, collaborates with OT in modifying goals and treatment as patient's status changes.
  • Communicates patient's subsequent progress to physician, referral sources, and other clinical staff and coordinates patient's schedule, treatment programs, discharge planning and recommends solutions to patient care problems under the plan of the OT.
  • Provides and documents patient and family education in regard to deficits, progress toward goals, and therapeutic techniques, with individualized instruction for a home program including equipment use.

Physical Requirements
Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral / aural communication with patients, staff, family, visitors, etc. Vision (corrected) adequate for reading. Intelligible speech and adequate language/cognitive skills to perform job functions. Must be able to push patients in a wheelchair or stretcher. Lifting of patients, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally. Able to laterally transfer patients 100 pounds rarely. Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day. Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead. Must be able to transfer patients. Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients/caregivers. Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, goggles, gowns, and masks are sometimes required due to possible exposure to hazardous chemicals or blood and body fluids. Work is in a fast-paced clinical environment. The work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.

Education, Experience and Certifications
Associates Degree from a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Graduate from an accredited COTA program with successful completion of COTA fieldwork requirements. NC COTA license required. Successful completion of the AOTCB certification exam. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required. One (1) year of experience is preferred. Inpatient rehab experience or school rotation experience is perferred. 





At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.


As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.


Posting Notes: Not Applicable

Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

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