Category: Allied Health/ Other Nursing Schedule: Per-Diem
Facility: Carney Hospital Shift: As needed
Department: CARN Psych Services Admin Hours: Varied Schedule
Req Number: 43404 Union: No
Job Details: Certification is required.
BCLS certification required.
MA licensure is required.
1 year of experience required.

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, under the direct supervision of the OTR/L Supervisor, assists with the occupational therapy, evaluation, and treatment of patients in individual and group settings.  The COTA will also assist with daily responsibilities of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program.

• Maintains proper, accurate, and timely records of treatment, progress, and discharge summaries.

• Plans and directs groups in the patient milieu as directed by Supervisor.

• Participates in team meeting as scheduled on the unit.

• Communicates with medical staff and other disciplines, as appropriate.

• Assists with the assessment of the quality and appropriateness of care in accordance with the hospital Performance Improvement plan.

• Assists in gathering data to be used in assessments, under the direction of OTR/L.

• Expands qualifications by participating in advancement through own professional development organization, educational opportunities offered by the hospital, or instruction for other educational programs.

• Involves other departments in project planning and implementation.
• Supports others in the department and provides help and assistance when possible.
• Regularly attends and participates in team and/or departmental meetings and activities.
• Keeps others in the department informed of relevant information.
• Regularly offers and requests constructive feedback and coaching.
• Establishes and maintains effective working relations.

• Welcomes patients/customers/employees in a warm, friendly manner.
• Actively listens and constructively responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner.
• Ensures that the dignity of the patient/customer/employee is maintained at all times.
• Abides by and upholds the hospital's service excellence standards.
• Demonstrates safe and effective use of equipment.


1. Graduate from an accredited certified occupational therapy program.
2. Minimum of 1 year of experience in psychiatric occupational therapy setting.
3. Must be registered and eligible in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
4. Must be certified in CPR or become certified in CPR within one year of employment.

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