Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant:
Centura Health

Centura Health
Parker Colorado

Known locally as the “full-service community hospital doing some big things,” Parker Adventist Hospital, (located at E-470 and Parker Road), offers leading medical experts, the latest technology and a broad array of clinical services. Ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction, Parker Hospital performs complex spine and brain surgery along with weight-loss and joint-replacement surgery. We have a Level II Trauma Center and a Birthplace with a Level IIIA NICU caring for babies born as early as 28 weeks. Opened 10 years ago and still growing, the entire team is incredibly vibrant, skilled, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated. The sense of “newness” felt at Parker is a big aspect of the culture and the high patient and employee satisfaction scores speak volumes about the care and the environment. Every associate at Parker lives its culture of “relationship based care” each day – treating every patient, family and team member like WE would want to be cared for. For more information about Parker Adventist Hospital and joining the team, visit http://www.parkerhospital.org/.

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 120224

Recruiter Contact: Tamera Hewitt, tamerahewitt@centura.org



Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Position Summary

Responsible for a continuum of treatment by providing care to patients with neuromuscular, orthopedic and other physically-related disorders requiring strengthening, modalities, manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education and training in activities in daily living under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. Utilizes rehab process to promote and restore optimal health and well-being of the patient. Participates in professional responsibilities, including documentation, program development, teaching, and enhancement of clinical skills.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • Associates Degree from an accredited Occupational Therapist Assistant program

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • Previous work experience providing direct patient care in outpatient, inpatient or inpatient rehab unit preferred.

  • Ability to perform basic treatments of orthopedic, neurological, medical, and psychiatric patients.

  • Basic splinting knowledge, preferred

  • Prior use of electronic medical records (EMR), preferred


  • Current Colorado Occupational Therapist Assistant licensure

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

  • Carries out program of corrective treatments for assigned patients, as determined by evaluating occupational therapist and under the indirect supervision of an occupational therapist. Implements therapy activities using measurable, goals and time frames under the direction of an occupational therapist. *

  • Performs a variety of therapeutic interventions including, but not limited to, ADL retraining; patient education in home safety; adaptive equipment and compensation techniques; coordination, strengthening and therapeutic exercise programs, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, aquatic therapy and neuromuscular re-education per patient needs. *

  • Carries out plan of care for assigned patients, as established by evaluating occupational therapist, within the scope of practice for a COTA. *

  • Provides teaching for the patient and family based on assessed needs, using appropriate resources. *

  • Initiates and follows through on communication with supervising occupational therapist regarding patient status, need for re-evaluation and/or modification of treatment plan, goals, and patient training/education. *

  • Communicates effectively to all patients, families, superiors, staff, physicians and other customers concerning physical medicine and rehabilitation services by direct verbal and/or written communication respecting confidentiality at all times. *

  • Consistently demonstrates flexibility as evidenced by floating to other areas or sites and is agreeable to work flexible schedules including weekends, holidays and evening hours as necessary to meet the needs of the patients and department. *

  • Supports completion of work volume through cross-training and performing other functions as required. *

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

  • Performs clinical documentation utilizing EMR. Documents per department and Health Information Management guidelines/policy using correct grammar, spelling, abbreviations and medical terminology. *

  • Facilitates preparation of patient schedules, billing/charges and other reports per department and HIM procedures through timely completion of documentation after each therapy session. *

  • Participates in personal, professional and program development by attending department in-services, meetings and by sharing professional expertise to enhance quality of professional services and staff development. *

  • Assists in training occupational therapy and certified occupational therapist assistant students and other hospital personnel. Acts as a resource for new staff members and co-workers by sharing information and providing education. *

  • Adheres to professional code of ethics (AOTA) and to all accreditation and regulatory requirements. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *

Physical Requirements

  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Basic Qualifications