Jan 10, 2022

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant - Occupational Therapy *Sign-on Bonus $10,000*

  • Providence
  • Apple Valley, CA, USA
Occupational Therapy

Job Description

We are looking for a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant for the Occupational Therapy Department at St. Mary Medical Center.

Location: Apple Valley , CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

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Job Summary:

Under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist, directs, administers, and modifies occupational therapy patient care programs upon assignment after evaluation by the Occupational Therapist. Performs administrative duties and participates in department Performance Improvement, Infection Control, Safety, and Education programs as directed. The staff Occupational Assistant may be assigned to orient staff and students and to assume the duties and responsibilities of the supervisor in the absence of that individual. In this position, the Occupational Assistant will have the opportunity to work with both inpatient and outpatient departments.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides patient/client care and assist in assessment in accordance with established practice/departmental guidelines.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and correct application of clinical techniques, procedures and programs for clinical setting and patient populations served.
  • Summarizes patient performance according to established goals.
  • Collaborates with other personnel/outside agencies, as appropriate, per direction of therapist.
  • Displays appropriate technical knowledge and application of available modalities and other equipment.
  • Provides accurate, complete and timely documentation.
  • Notes are concise and contain meaningful, objective data. Documentation is concise and legible.
  • Records patient treatment and charges on a daily basis. Documents all communication of treatments/goals.
  • Submits all patient reports within established time frames.
  • Adapts conventional therapeutic techniques to meet the needs of patients unable to comprehend verbal commands or voluntarily carry out a regime of therapeutic exercises.
  • Distinguishes between low and high priority activities. Makes effective use of discretionary time. Meets established productivity standards.
  • Assists the therapist with the coordination of subordinate staff, students and volunteers.
  • Establishes post-discharge program plans appropriate for patient/family needs.
  • Adequately trains patient and/or primary care provider in post-discharge management. Validates and documents patient/family understanding of training.
  • Supervises affiliating students according to departmental guidelines.
  • Assist with clerical/clerk duties.
  • The staff therapist will also participate in special department/clinic functions as assigned by the director.

. Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft office, primarily Word and Excel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient diverse interpersonal skills for interaction with physicians, patients and with varying physical and emotional needs, patient families, other healthcare professionals and outside persons.
  • Adequate motor and cognitive skills to allow routine use of clinical equipment.

Minimum Position Requirements:


  • COTA License.
  • Current BCLS.

St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) is an acute care hospital with 213 beds and over 1,750 employees making it one of the region's largest employers serving communities of the High Desert. The facility was constructed in 1956 and joined the St. Joseph Health System in 1992.

This facility has the only Neonatal Care Unit in the High Desert Accredited by California Children Services and has been granted approval as a Special Hospital with the California Children's Services Community Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. St. Mary was accredited as a primary Stroke Receiving Center in 2018, the only stroke-receiving center in the High Desert.

The Services and Clinical Specialties offered at this Hospital are Diabetes Education, Emergency Services, Heart and Vascular Services, Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services, Respiratory Services, Robotic Surgery Services, Surgical Services, Women & Children's Services and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Company: St. Mary Medical Center

Category: Therapy Support (PTA, COTA, Rehab Aide)

Req ID: R341231