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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Reference Number: RKPACO21004

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
experience  Not Disclosed
location  Philadelphia, PA
duration  4.0 Months
salary  Not Disclosed
jobtype  Not Disclosed
Industry  Pharmaceutical
Job Description

Description :

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant I

Job Summary:

Under the direct, on-premise supervision of a licensed occupational therapist, provides occupational therapy treatment procedures to an assigned inpatient caseload. Maintains an orderly environment in the occupational therapy treatment areas.


• Reads and reviews the medical record to understand the patient’s diagnosis, precautions, goals and treatment plans. Asks questions regarding unclear information.
• Performs Occupational Therapy Interventions including activities of daily living, therapeutic exercises, therapeutic group interventions, dynamic therapeutic functional activities, aquatic therapy, and other strategies allowed under COTA licensure act under supervision by the occupational therapist. Can treat patients in any setting in the hospital, including the ambulatory network.
• Evaluates the patient’s response to intervention and documents patient progress in the chart.
• Instructs patients and parents in home programs including exercise, bathroom transfers, self-care/independent ADL programs, and school re-entry home programs.
• Informs the occupational therapist of progress/problems with specific patients.
• Performs care coordination tasks associated with patient care, including communication with hospital and community providers, tracking of medical equipment, etc.


• Maintains current skills and knowledge by identifying own learning needs, both formally and informally, to practice a lifestyle of life-long learning. Seeks opportunity for clinical growth and development within the department through mentorship.

• Pursues and achieves departmental competencies as assigned

• Attends in-services within the department and hospital as appropriate.


• Maintains productivity and fiscal responsibility in the provision/utilization of services.

• Actively participates in department planning meetings, and/or appropriate department initiatives.


Pediatric experience required. Hospital experience required.

Interpersonal relationships skills that permit effective communication with parents, children of various ages, peers and supervisors.


Pennsylvania State license as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

CPR Certification (within 90 days of hire)

Associate Degree from an approved Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.

Skills and Experience

The Skills and Experience match parameters for the candidate are parsed from the Duties, Skills, and Education.

Required Skills


level 3 - COVID Vaccine required
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