Job Summary: Under the general supervision of the Physical or Occupational Therapist, the COTA performs job duties of a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and those general duties specific to the Rehabilitative Services Department

Reports to: Physical Therapist / Occupational Therapist

Education: Minimum Associate’s degree in physical therapy from an accredited institution offering training in this specialty, plus a supervised clinical internship; and licensed as a COTA in the State of Arkansas.Per the Arkansas Rules and Regulations All occupational therapy personnel shall maintain competency in life support measures.

Experience:Two to four years experience preferred.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for maintaining standards of patient care in accordance with hospital regulations, policies and procedures as established for physical therapy
  • Confers with the physical therapist and medical staff regarding policies and procedures pertaining to the care of their patients in this area
  • Must exhibit good rapport with other departments and nursing staff to enhance the quality of patient care
  • Active in continuous quality improvement studies
  • Assists Physical or Occupational Therapist in patient evaluations
  • Assists with Record keeping
  • Participates in computerized health information systems
  • Assists with making appointments for patients
  • Prepares reports for departmental and accounting purposes in a timely manner
  • Maintains standards required by regulatory entities
  • Actively participate in all special events
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • May be required to work evenings, nights, and/or weekends on a regular or as needed basis