Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Per Diem
At a glance
Location: US-NM-Santa Fe Map
Posted: 02/08/2020
Closing: 03/07/2020
Degree: 2 Year Degree
Type: Per Diem
Experience: Not Specified
Job description
Implements specific treatments and exercise programs for individual patients under the direction of an Occupational Therapist. Treats the impact of illness, injury, developmental or psychological impairments of the patient in the performance areas of Activities of Daily Living including; range-of-motion, grooming & hygiene, eating, dressing, toileting, driving, cooking, or working. Is responsible for assisting the patient to regain, develop, and learn skills to enable them to achieve optimal independence, reduce joint strain, prevent further joint damage and conserve energy.


EDUCATION: Associates degree from an Occupational Therapist Assistant Program.

CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current State of New Mexico COTA licensure and BLS Required.

SKILLS: Demonstrates accountability and skills in assessment/evaluation, decision making and time management. Should have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication and organizational skills.

EXPERIENCE: One year Occupational Therapy preferred.


Responsible to: Director/Manager, Rehabilitation Service

-Bloodborne pathogen: B

ENVIRONMENT: Works in a clean, well lighted, ventilated smoke-free environment. Potential exposure to communicable diseases, combative patients and hazardous chemicals. Subject to stressful professional relationships.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Good physical condition.Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing and walking. Lifts, positions, and transfers patients and manipulates occupied equipment. Lifts supplies or equipment up to 50 lbs. Potential strains resulting from lifting heavy patients and equipment.

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Per Diem