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COTAs are occupational therapy assistants responsible for providing rehabilitative services. Typical work duties of a COTA are helping patients to compensate for limitations and improve quality of life, teaching people with disabilities, creating and following treatment plans, maintaining therapy records, and updating job knowledge by taking part to educational opportunities. Those interested in a COTA position should be able to showcase the following skills in their resumes: patient services, empathy, health promotion, teamwork, and verbal communication. Successful resume examples make display of at least an Associate’s Degree in the field.

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1

Cota/l

Maintained a case load of 6-10 patients a day (provided treating, billing and documentation for each patient)

  • Demonstrated effective time management techniques in order to produce a productivity level of 80-90% per hour
  • Provided individualized treatment to patients ranging from 65 to up of age whose challenges involved physical, cognitive and psychological impairments
  • Provided training for family and caregivers
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Ocuupational Thrapy Assistant
Massage Therapy
2

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (cota)

  • Provided home-based occupational therapy services in accordance to physicians orders and plan of care established by occupational therapists.
  • Coordinated weekly sessions in collaboration with patients and family or caregivers to maximize participation and follow through of OT training.
  • Entrusted with company-issued phone and laptop to maintain ongoing
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
months
at this job
AS
Occupational Therapy
3

Cota/l

I worked independently and as a team with the OTR to implement treatments for our patients/clients to promote functional mobility for self care independence by going to their homes to treat them.

  • Worked with patients/clients diagnosed Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and multiple Sclerosis diseases, Hip Replacement, Back Surgery, TBI, MR and the behaviors and limitations associated with each of these diagnoses and precautions
  • Utilized interdisciplinary team communication and therapeutic use of self to treat patients and help them reach their potentials
  • Competence with clinical techniques, cognitive/perceptual activities, transfers, and ADL retraining
  • Established excellent rapport collaboratively with client/patients
  • Utilized time management effectively
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Occupational Therapy Assistant
4

Cota/l

  • Applied knowledge in the rehabilitation of mentally, physically, and emotionally handicapped individuals.
  • Assisted Occupational Therapists in the planning of programs involving the practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, and homemaking skills.
  • Consulted with the rehabilitation team to select activity program consistent with the needs and capabilities of the individual.
  • Taught individuals skills and techniques required for participation in activities of daily living and evaluated their progress.
  • Assessed individual's problem solving skills with homemaking tasks and made recommendations for and assisted with discharge planning.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Occupational Therapy Assistant
5

Cota/l

Treated full caseload, while maintaining daily productivity requirements and completed weekly progress notes for caseload

  • Communicated with family members regarding any questions or concerns
  • Completed screens for residents who could benefit from therapy
  • Conducted in-service for staff on transfers and positioning of several residents on caseload
  • Completed home evaluations for residents returning to private residence
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Medical Assisting
AS
Occupational Therapy Assistant
6

Cota

  • Managed a caseload varying from 15-17 kids with various developmental delays
  • Recognized by supervisor for expedient paperwork and timely entry of documentation
  • Managed own caseload scheduling to exceed productivity expectations
  • Maintained high levels of confidentiality of protected information
  • Timely in attendance and provision of services to families as well as assisting peers
  • Educated fieldwork students on level 1 fieldwork to achieve introduction to OT home health
  • Recognized for organizational skills and educated peers on time management and scheduling
  • Mentored new full time staff with direct/indirect observation
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AAS
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Certification
7

Cota/l

  • Assisted in providing out patient and home health rehabilitation services to residents with physical, mental or developmental deficits.
  • Created and implemented weekly exercise class for the resident of the ALF as part of the Care3 wellness program.
  • Maintain daily documentation and tracking of patients visits for re certification and discharges completed by an OTR.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
AS
Occupational Therapy Assistant
8

COTA Student

  • Assisted in the administration of the THS-R for handwriting.
  • Made my own weekly schedule of treatments allowing flexibility to change if necessary.
  • Maintained treatment notes and updated goals as met by students.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
AAS
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
9

COTA (prn)

  • Assisted in treatment planning/maintenance of patients' optimum level of independence in daily life tasks based upon assessed needs and projected outcomes.
  • Actively participated in departmental activities and processes.
  • Completed therapy related documentation and communication.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
AAS
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Clinical Rotations
10

Cota/l

Provides treatment to clients based on abilities and level of functioning within the POC, and coordinates treatments designed to achieve client/family-centered goals.

  • Conducts on-going assessments and makes revisions to POC as appropriate; reports progress toward goals to parents and supervisor.
  • Engages in a variety of means of communication with family and other care providers as needed for care coordination.
  • Identifies barriers to optimal levels of patient functioning and works with care providers to overcome these barriers.
  • Provides written and verbal instruction to caregivers related to exercises that can be performed with the patient to assist with continued progress toward goals.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
AS
Arts
AS
Occupational Therapy

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