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Job Description

We are looking for a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) to join our team! As a COTA, you will be responsible for assisting our Registered Occupational Therapists in implementing and modifying treatment plans for patients referred for Occupational Therapy services. Your primary goal will be to help restore patient functioning and/or prevent disability following injury or disease.

You will work closely with patients and their families to help them achieve their maximum level of functioning while also learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. Additionally, you will collaborate with staff, patient families, and significant others prior to a patient's discharge.

As a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, you will design, fabricate, and apply orthotic devices as needed under the supervision of an OTR. You will also instruct patients and their families in the application, care, and precautions of orthosis. Your ability to perform patient treatments as scheduled and maintain an adequate caseload of patients will ensure that our department productivity goals are met.

The ideal candidate will have a degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program, as well as a state license to practice as a COTA. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for growth and advancement. Join our team today and make a positive impact on the lives of our patients!

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with restoration of patient functioning and / or prevention of  disability following injury or disease
  • Assist patients to reach their maximum level of functioning while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities
  • Participates in operational aspects of the department CQI activities and organizational required programs
  • Collaborates with patient, patient families, significant others and staff, prior to patient’s discharge
  • Designs, fabricates, and applies orthotic devices as appropriate, under the supervision of the OTR
  • Instructs patient and/or family in the application, care and precautions of orthosis 100% of the time, as audited by  Occupational Therapy Supervisor, Director, through observation, review of documentation, and staff input
  • Performs patient treatments as scheduled and maintains an adequate caseload of patients to ensure adequate department productivity, as measured in monthly departmental statistics
  • Perform other duties as required

Education/Experience Requirements

Licensure/Certification Requirements

Job Details

Req Id    85363 
Shift   Days
Shift Hours Worked    7.50 
Work Schedule    GENERAL UNION 05 
Employee Status    A1 - Full-Time 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Nearest Major Market: Utica