Cert Occ Therapy Asst

Occupational TherapyOccupational Therapy Dalton, Georgia


Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards


Title:  Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant   554346300

Department:  Rehabilitation Care

Reports To:  Occupational Therapy Supervisor

Shift: Days and hours vary

Status: PRN



Under the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist, utilizes Occupational Therapy skills to assist in treatment of referred patients of all age populations.  Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served and his or her ability level.  Must demonstrate knowledge of the principals of growth and development and assess data reflective of the patient’s current status in relation to their age specific needs.


Education:  Graduate of an accredited program for COTA.

Licensure:  Registered Certified Occupational Therapist license or eligible for license in the state of Georgia.

Experience:  May be new graduate.  Certification in physical agent modalities is preferred but not mandatory.

Skills:  Must be knowledgeable in BLS CPR.  Ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patient’s needs appropriate for age group of patient served and patients level of ability.  Also must be able to identify needs for and complete basic splinting. 


May work in outpatient department, inpatient department, , or at industrial sites or homes as needed for on-site assessment as needed.    May be required to work a flexible schedule, including weekend and / or holiday coverage .  Exposure to hazardous chemicals and equipment found in a typical therapy setting. 



Required to display characteristics consistent with certification requirements and ethical practice in Occupational Therapy.  Must be able to physically assist with patient transfers, perform bending, reaching activities and be able to tolerate moderate amount of stress.  Will need to be able to work under the direction of a variety of supervising therapists and be willing to assist other rehabilitation associates as needed.