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Title: Full Time COTA
Position: Full Time
Status: Closed
Type: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job Summary:

To assist in providing quality patient care while maintaining positive levels of interaction with facilities and clients, under the direction of a licensed or registered Occupational Therapist. Adheres to applicable state regulation concerning occupational therapy.

Essential Functions:

  • Under the direction of a licensed Occupational Therapist, the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant optimizes functional abilities and skills of patients in Reliant Rehabilitation facilities by:
    • assisting in screening and initial evaluation of all patients;
    • implementing treatment for all assigned patients;
    • delivering treatment according to the established treatment plan;
    • accurately documenting progress toward objectives and communicating patient status and needs to the patient, the patient’s family, the staff and other professionals.
  • Provides direct supervision to any Reliant Rehabilitation Rehab Aide in skilled tasks during group and individual treatment in a manner that promotes appropriate utilization of resources and development of clinical skills in accordance with State Practice Acts and Reliant Rehabilitation company policy.
  • Builds a strong rehabilitation care practice within each facility by:
    • establishing and maintaining courteous and helpful interaction patterns with staff, patients and families which reflects sensitivity to individual needs and a problems solving approach;
    • contributing to facility patient care, utilization review, administrative staff/department head, and family conference activities/communications as directed by the Occupational Therapist;
    • establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other health care professionals and colleagues in the community;
    • maintaining awareness of change in patient populations, patient conditions and programs and keeping the licensed or registered occupational therapist informed directly and in a timely manner, of patient progress and facility issues;
    • adhering to the requirements of the Patient’s Bill of Rights and established facility policies and procedures related to environmental safety, orderliness, risk management, infection control and emergency situations;
  • Enhancing clinical expertise, professional and management skills through interaction with managers, therapists and other professional staff, self-study, and other continuing education activities;
  • Maintaining valid state license (where appropriate);
  • Obtains membership and participate in professional organizations maintain awareness of issues related to the profession of Occupational Therapy and the health care environment;
  • Understands managed care/Prospective Payment System (PPS) billing and treatment guidelines, as well as, provides quality care as well as reasonable goals and outcomes within the guidelines;
  • Remains compliant with infection control procedures and environmental safety protocol within a facility;
  • Maintains confidentiality of all Reliant Rehabilitation, health care facility and Patient Health Information (PHI).


  • Team Player
  • Excellent communicator with accurate, concise, and organized oral and written presentations of information to patients and staff.
  • Listening, reading and comprehension skills for analyzing reports, charts and correspondence.
  • Effective clinical problem solving skills (e.g. identify and prioritize issues in a responsive manner, develop sound and innovative action plans, execute action plans in a timely basis, ensure appropriate results, etc.)

Required Credentials:

  • Graduate of an ACOTE school for Occupational Therapy Assistants.
  • Valid NBCOT certification as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.
  • Valid state license (where appropriate).
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Travel between facilities during scheduled hours.
  • Work varying hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by Rehabilitation Director.
  • Attendance at all staff meetings is mandatory.
  • Patient lifting using appropriate biomechanical techniques frequently throughout the course of a work day/shift; must be capable of easily lifting fifty (50) pounds of weight alone.
  • The ability to walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during a work day/shift.
  • Visual, auditory and speaking skills sufficient to evaluate, diagnose, communicate, and monitor patient needs, and to maintain accurate records, recognize people and provide and understand written, verbal and gestural communications.
  • Fine motor skills for legible and accurate writing and key stroking for charting, scheduling, daily correspondence and reports.
  • Fine motor skills for handling of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.
  • Sustain activity for multiple consecutive hours in accordance with state labor laws.