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Home Health Occupational Therapist Assistant COTA Part Time

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Requisition #:

Duluth, MN 55807


$25.00 - $35.00 per hour

Position Details

Position Overview 

Aveanna Healthcare has grown tremendously during the past year through a series of exciting acquisitions and we are currently looking for an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) to join our dynamic home health care team.  

Essential Job Functions: 

  •  Provides direct occupational therapy according to directions of occupational therapist and in accordance with the physician’s plan of care.  
  • Communicates with and regularly updates the patient and/or caregiver regarding the plan of care.  
  • Provides skilled therapy services, treatments and procedures as appropriate for the patient’s care and safety.  
  • Reports observations of the patient’s condition to the designated supervisor(s), and/or the patient’s physician, as appropriate.  
  • Treats clients to relieve pain and/or develop or restore function to maintain maximum performance.  
  • Provides skilled teaching to the patients, family members, and caregivers regarding the safe use of assistive devices and durable medical equipment.  
  • Educates patients and caregivers in carry over regarding issues concerning rehabilitation and adaptation techniques needed for recovery.  
  • Collaborates with other service disciplines to discuss the patient plan of care.  
  • Plans for client’s discharge, prepares discharge instructions, and communicates discharge plan with patients, family members, and caregivers.  
  • Participates in in-service programs.  
  • Reacts to change productively and performs other job-related tasks and duties as assigned.  
  • Complies with ethical and professional standards of conduct as set forth by the American Occupational Therapy Association  
  • Ensures confidentiality of patient records/information. Observes, records, and reports (1) signs and symptoms; (2) reactions to treatments and medications; and (3) any change in the patient’s physical or emotional condition to the patient’s physician and to the RN on the case if applicable, on a timely basis.  
  • Records clinical and progress notes at the time of the visit to ensure continuity of qualitative patient care on a timely basis.  
  • Completes daily report and any required documentation in a timely fashion to ensure agency operating schedules.  
  • Maintains consistent attendance.  
  • Submits all credentials in a timely manner.  
  • Performs all responsibilities in a professional manner 


  • Graduation from an Occupational Therapist Assistant program from an accredited university/program.  
  • Current, unrestricted state license as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in the state of practice  
  • Valid CPR


  • Strong organization and communication skills  
  • Attention to detail  
  • Time management  
  • Proven relationship-builder  
  • Experience in Home Health Therapy and completion of OASIS documentation  

As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.


Why work for Aveanna?

  • Thorough training
  • Flexible schedules
  • Electronic charting
  • Access to a clinical supervisor 24/7
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Weekly pay via multiple payment options