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For 120 years, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center has been responding to the healthcare needs of those living in the Lewis-Clark Valley and surrounding rural communities. St. Joe’s is the largest full-service regional medical center between Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Washington, providing advanced-level specialty care with more than 120 board-certified physicians and providers. Learn more about St. Joseph Regional Medical Center at our hospital website.

PRN Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) in Lewiston Idaho

Lewiston, Idaho
Facility St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
Req ID 514283 Post Date 07/10/2024
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The work location for this position is in Lewiston, Idaho

Hours:  Tuesday - Friday, 8a.m. – 4:30p.m. with the hours shared between the Acute Rehab Unit and Inpatient units

Under general clinical supervision of the Occupational Therapist (OT), to independently implement planned patient care programs as established by the Occupational Therapist, using a variety of occupational therapy treatment procedures.

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served in his/her department.The individual must acquire and/or demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.He/she must be able to provide care with consideration of developmental status.

Primary Duties

  • Based upon the treatment outcome goals established for the patient, by the OT, plan and implement treatment programs designed to achieve or significantly progress toward achievement of outcome goals.Treatment programs will be dynamic relative to the clinical response of the patient and will achieve a level of consistency and continuity that will enhance the patient's clinical response.
  • Based upon the initial assessment of the patient and the clinical response to the treatment program, monitor functional needs of the patient and maintain appropriate treatment goals.Such goals will be established as an expected outcome of the patient's treatment plan, will be expressed in measurable terms, and will be realistic and appropriate to the patient's condition.
  • Based upon the clinical response of the patient relative to the treatment plan, complete progress and discharge documentation accurately and in a timely manner, using professional terminology.Treatment notes are written for each treatment given and accurately reflect both the treatment received as well as the length of the treatment.Progress reports are written at appropriate intervals throughout the patient's period of care and the treatment outcome goals as well as the level of progress toward those goals is readily apparent from the report.A discharge summary is written for each patient discharged from therapy and the final level of achievement for each outcome goal is readily apparent from this summary.

Scion Health considers a consistently positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous, and professional attitude to be an essential function of every position.  While different positions have different primary areas of responsibility, everyone needs to work as a team, and we expect all employees to roll up their sleeves and pitch in as necessary to get the job done.

Employees must be able to relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions: (a) can get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral extremes, (b) perform work activities requiring negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading, or speaking with others; and (c) respond appropriately to constructive feedback from a supervisor.

While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the requirements of the job, management reserves the right to add or remove duties from particular jobs when circumstances (e.g., emergencies, changes in workload, rush jobs or technological developments) dictate.


  • Associates degree required
  • Must be a graduate from an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Program or eligible for graduation within the next 6 months.
  • Must be licensed to practice in the State of Idaho
  • BLS on first day or to be assigned by the Learning Center

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