Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - COTA - Full Time - Days


Job Summary

Under the supervision of a Registered Occupational Therapist, the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant shall implement and modify treatment, and make recommendations regarding patients referred for Occupational Therapy services, in order to provide efficient and effective quality care. 

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


  • Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy (AAS)

Licensure/Certification Requirements


  • Licensed in the State of New York to practice as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Certified by NBCOT as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • CPR certification (BCLS), must attend class at orientation if not previously certified.


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.

Job Details

Req Id  85363 
Shift Days
Shift Hours Worked  7.50
FTE 1 
Work Schedule  GENERAL UNION 05
Employee Status A1 - Full-Time 
Pay Range $19 - $25 Hourly

Nearest Major Market: Utica