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Occupational Therapy Assistant Full TimePeoria, Illinois

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Job # 443243 Date posted 09/20/2022


The Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) assists the Occupational Therapist in the care of the adult and geriatric persons who are acutely ill and have medically complex needs, which result in mobility and activities of daily living deficits.

The COTA assists the Occupational Therapist implementation of a treatment plan, monitors effectiveness of the treatment plan, and recommends needed changes. The COTA serves as a liaison between the patient and the Interdisciplinary Team. The COTA and nursing work as a team in association with the patient's attending physician, patient's Occupational Therapist, and other members of the interdisciplinary team to provide timely, safe, and cost effective therapy.  These tasks are carried out according to hospital policy, hospital mission, Performance Improvement plan, and the policies and mission of Occupational Therapy

Reporting Relationships

Reports to Manager of Rehabilitation Services.


Knowledge and Ability
The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant utilizes necessary occupation therapy modalities to deliver care to the young adult through geriatric patient population.  The COTA demonstrates good clinical judgment and is competent in the field of Certified Occupational Therapy.  Provides care under the supervision of licensed staff.

Certification by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in which technician is employed.  Excellent communication skills necessary.  Current BLS  required. One year acute care experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements

Good general health and stress coping ability.  Full mobility and ability to participate in normal activity.  Demonstrates ability to speak and hear to communicate with patients, physicians, hospital personnel and the public.  Near vision acuity for accurate reading and ability to inspect and analyze work.  Able to lift up to thirty (30) pounds.  Able to bend, stoop and stretch with minimal physical limitation. 

OSHA Task Category

The normal procedure involves potential exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue.  Universal Precautions with patients should be adhered to in the unlikely event of accidental exposure with ready access to first aid.  Protective devices should be worn by the employee when performing tasks that may cause exposure.

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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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Rehabilitation is the key to everything we do. And our caring, compassionate caregivers and team members are proud to lead the way. If you are interested in joining our team, we have opportunities that allow you to provide exceptional care and outstanding service in an environment committed to career growth and continual learning and support.

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