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  • Re: Continuing Education Opportunities

    Morning Lacey, &nbsp;If you are an AOTA member, and I hope you are, you can find continuing ed. articles in the OT Practice magazine along with continuing ed. courses and on-line and mail-order courses through AOTA. Also, check with your state organization for continuing ed. courses that it may be sponsoring. Don't forget that writing ...
    Posted to OT POV: Forums (Forum) by Peter Kennelty on June 24, 2009
  • Re: COTA supervision in Homecare

    Hi Patti, &nbsp;Have you tried your state OT organization http://www.flota.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=50771&amp;orgId=fota&nbsp;or local organization. FLOTA has a Home &amp; Community Health Committee that could help you and check the Florida Occupational Licensure&nbsp;Board web site http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/occapational&nbsp;it will also ...
    Posted to OT POV: Forums (Forum) by Peter Kennelty on January 21, 2009
  • Re: Union 1199 New york city

    Ronna, &nbsp;I am sorry to say that you will not be able to negotiate money in leiu of benefits. You will have to live by the terms of the contract that has been agreed upon by the union members. And, if you didn't know, 1199 will be taking 2% for dues. As far as who pays more hospitals or SNFs it varies but your experience will probably have ...
    Posted to OT POV: Forums (Forum) by Peter Kennelty on December 25, 2008
  • Re: COTA salary on long island?

    Russ, I suggest that you do a salary search on-line. Advance has the following: http://health-care-jobs.advanceweb.com/Salary/Default.aspx. This can help you calculate&nbsp;the salary that may be offered in your area or simply get in touch with classmates who may be working near you. And, you can always get in touch with your college especially ...
    Posted to OT POV: Forums (Forum) by Peter Kennelty on December 4, 2008
  • Re: OT vs. PT issues

    Sandie, &nbsp;If the resident is yours or a fellow OT's it is an opportunity to instruct them on their toileting/hygiene skills and clothing management. In this day of having to worry about who is a high, very high&nbsp;or ultra high it is a chance to add some more minutes. And, think about this...if all the PTs and PTAs&nbsp;started to do ...
    Posted to OT POV: Forums (Forum) by Peter Kennelty on November 5, 2008
  • Impact of being unionized?

    The SNF/Short Term Rehab facility that I work for had become unionized this year. The rehab dept. (COTAs and&nbsp;PTAs) had voted against it with a few others in the facility but were out voted. My concern: Has anyone else had to join a union&nbsp;and what impact, if any, has there been on the therapists and rehab dept.
    Posted to OT POV: Forums (Forum) by Peter Kennelty on September 2, 2008
  • Re: I must disagree with this premise

    Tim: I have been a COTA for 14 years and in those years I have been a traveling therapist for 4 years, an independent contractor for 1 year and a salaried employee for the remaining years and have worked in a major hospital, many SNFs, out-pt clinic, home care and group homes for MR population. I have done hand splinting and attended a workshop ...
    Posted to OT POV: Forums (Forum) by Peter Kennelty on November 22, 2007