Occupational Therapist Assistant

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


Roles & Responsibilities:

The Occupational Therapy Assistant is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), who provides occupational therapy treatment to all patients referred by a licensed physician. Works under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Implements treatment programs to assigned patients, based on the treatment plan established by the Occupational Therapist. Provides feedback to the O.T. on a regular basis, indicating the patient's progress in treatment. Coordinates with other disciplines as needed. (Is not able to independently perform initial evaluations.)
2. Assumes responsibility for all documentation requirements in timely manner (i.e., progress notes, monthly and discharge summaries).
3. Provides group sessions as indicated by the Clinical Therapy Manager.
4. Recommends appropriate durable medical equipment (DME) in coordination with the proper team members.
5. Participates in discharge planning and makes recommendations to the O.T.
6. Attends appropriate rounds, conferences and meetings.
7. Will be assigned additional patients in the event that coverage is required (i.e., vacation, sick days, continuing education, leaves of absence).
8. Maintains attendance records, statistics, etc., as required by the Therapy Manager.
9. Attends all department meetings, inservices and Grand Rounds.
10. Participates in all O.T. inservice programs.
11. Participates in supervision of COTA students on clinical affiliations in the department.
12. Other duties as assigned.


Associate's degree from an COTA-accredited program, with completion of a 16-week full time internship in the second year.
Certification and license as a COTA.

1+ year of experience as a COTA (inclusive of internship)

1. Occupational Therapy Assistant


Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.


We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 


Who We Are


Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans




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