Occupational Therapist Assistant

Full-Time @Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Therapy Email Job

Job Detail

  • Job ID 17363

Job Description


Performance Expectations – Expectations that contribute to positive unit/department/hospital operations and promote personal and work related growth.

Performance Evaluation – The process of documenting the level at which a staff member has performed the expectations of their position description.


Competency – The ability to perform the tasks specific to the position description; assessed at the completion of orientation and annually.


Position Summary

The Occupational Therapist Assistant is responsible for directing, modifying and administering occupational therapy modalities of treatment as supervised by the Occupational Therapist.  This person administers treatments and physical agents as directed by the Occupational Therapist, after the Occupational Therapist has evaluated the patient.  The OTA assists with restoration of patient functioning to prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability.  They assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities.  The OTA participates in operational aspects of the department and participates in QA/PI activities.  They may also participate in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs.


Education/Work Experience

  • AA degree from a school or college approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association



  • Holds current certificate as Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Current BCLS certification
  • Maintains current AR State Licensure as COTA


Specific Skills

  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English; Additional languages preferred
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Basic knowledge of physical medicine, occupational therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology
  • Basic knowledge of occupational therapy machine operation, maintenance and repairs of same



Physical Requirements

  • Standing/Walking Work (Prolonged periods of standing and/or walking)
  • Medium Work (Exert up to 50 lbs of force occasionally, and or up to 20 lbs frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs constantly)


Environmental Conditions

Toxic/Caustic/Chemical/Detergents                                                                   Blood-borne pathogens

Dust/Fumes/Gases                                                                                              CRT (computer) monitor

Moving mechanical equipment                                                                           Latex Gloves

Potential electric shock                                                                                       Communicable disease

X-ray/electromagnetic energy                                                                            High-pitched noises