Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Location: Lancaster, CA
Date Posted: 05-09-2017

The Staff Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant administers occupational therapy services as directed by a registered occupational therapist; does not perform evaluations. Performs duties assigned by the Director of Rehab.


Determine patient’s need for service in collaboration with an OTR/L.
Contributes to the assessment process under the direction of an OTR/L.
Provides information to the OTR/L for analysis.
Assist the OTR/L in developing a treatment plan.
Under the supervision of an OTR/L, the COTA provides patient services recommended by the OTR/L.
Reports observations of patient’s performance and responses to services to the OTR/L.
Maintains appropriate and accurate records on all patients/residents as directed by the OTR/L. Recommends termination of services to the supervisor.
Carries out assignments given by the Director of Physical Therapy.
Reports any problem areas/equipment within each facility to the appropriate supervisor immediately Assist with budgeting principles and procedures.
Assist with workstation inspections and assessment.Assist with in-service training related to rehabilitation services to staff and new employees.
Assist with maintaining progress notes and treatment plans on patient’s treatment or referrals. Communicate effectively and proactively.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with physicians, external and internal customers.
Assist with the coordination of strategic planning for therapy services.
Assist with recruitment for rehabilitation department.
Actively participate facility meetings-Stand Up/PPS as needed.Comply with the State Licensing Board of California, Title 22, CMS, and California Labor Board Guidelines.
Must comply with company rules, policies and procedures.
Must comply with safety rules, policies, and procedures.
Licensure/Certification: Licensed as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant for the State of California, or eligible.
Must have valid CPR certification within the last year.
Must have a completed physical examination from a licensed physician within the last year.
Must have a negative TB skin test within the past year OR a clear Chest X-ray within the past five years.
Experience: Entry-level to Experienced.
Physical Requirements:
A. Ability to bend, reach, or assist to transfer up to 50-100 lbs.
B. Ability to stand and/or walk 80% of an 8 hr. shift.
C. Visual and hearing acuity to perform job-related functions.
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