Job: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - San Bernardino

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Job Description

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - San Bernardino

  • Location: CA, San Bernardino
  • Schedule: Regular Full-time
  • Department: 106 - Occupational Therapy
  • Facility: SANBER - InnovAge Greater California PACE Day/Health Center
  • Date published: 31-Aug-2017
Job Description

Job Summary

A Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) administers occupational therapy to participants in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Occupational Therapist.

Essential Functions and Work Responsibilities

Functional Category: Client/Participant Care

Estimated Percent of time Spent 100%

  • Provides physician prescribed occupational therapy under a written plan of care established, delegated and supervised by the OT.
  • Develops treatment goals in collaboration with, and under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist.
  • Adapts intervention environment, tools, materials and activities according to the needs of the participant in collaboration with the Occupational Therapist.
  • Interacts with the participants family or caregiver(s) in collaboration with the Occupational Therapist.
  • Assists in preparing clinical and progress notes.
  • Participates in educating the participant and family regarding all aspects of activities of daily living
  • Participates with all other health care personnel in participant care planning.
  • Consults with OT regarding change in treatment.
  • Prepares medical records, progress notes and updates care plans for each patient visit in a timely manner as per policy.
  • Informs the OT and other team members of changes in the patient's condition and needs.
  • Continually reevaluates needs of patient/family.
  • Consults with OT to determine whether treatment plan should be continued, changed or terminated.
  • Instruction to patient/family in home program with documentation in medical record notes.
  • Completes and submits progress notes and paperwork in a timely manner per Agency policy.
  • Immediately reports to supervising Occupational Therapist any patient incidents/variances or complaints.
  • Reports all incomplete work assignments to supervising Occupational Therapist.
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement activities and program evaluations.
  • Perform therapy services to clients in their place of residence
  • Participates in peer review and QM activities as requested.
  • Participates in in-service programs and presents in-service programs as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions



  • High School Diploma or GED

Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation

  • Current certification from National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBOT)
  • Requires personal transportation, state issued drivers license, good driving record and auto insurance as required by law

Work Experience and Qualifications

  • A minimum of one year of experience working with the frail or elderly is required.


Work Experience and Qualifications

  • Two (2) years experience, preferred


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