Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant


Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Occupational Therapy
Category: Rehab/Therapy
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 831627
Posted On: 4/18/2024

Position Summary

Posting Note: This position is for an inpatient position at the Main Campus. At least 1 year of experience required. Pediatric experience preferred.

This position provides Occupational Therapy services, under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist, to a pediatric population, from infant through adolescence/young adulthood. Performs treatment in activities of daily living, sensorimotor integration, cognitive, neurodevelopmental, and psychosocial skill, and feeding therapy, specific to age and developmental/functional level determined by assessment of the supervising Occupational Therapist.

Position Duties

  1. Promotes and maintains health by providing Occupational Therapy services under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist. Contributes to the Occupational Therapist’s effectiveness by reviewing Occupational Therapist’s interpretations of patient evaluations and test results and implementing Occupational Therapy plan of care; identifying patient care issues; providing information and feedback; recommending options and courses of action. Monitors patient health by interviewing patients/families and reviewing patient history. Works closely and communicates directly with supervising Occupational Therapist. Provides treatment according to the Occupational Therapist’s plan of care and communicates immediately when patient shows changes that may require a re-evaluation from the OT. Treats patients with a wide range of diagnoses including but not limited to: neurological, sensorimotor, musculoskeletal disorders/delays, complex medical conditions, and trauma. Demonstrates knowledge of typical development and possesses skills necessary to provide age appropriate services. Uses pediatric-based behavior management strategies and matches therapeutic interventions to age/ability of the child, using a framework of family-centered care. Implements patient’s plan of care established by the supervising OT using treatment modalities including but not limited to: exercise, splinting, taping, heat/cold, electrical stimulation, massage, and ultrasound as prescribed by a physician. This may include education in use of dynamic medical equipment to maximize function. Performs patient/family teaching for maximizing function within the home/community and implementation of home program. Maintains mutual agreement upon discussion with family/guardian. Provides care under the direct supervision of an OT and as outlined in the Standards of Care section of the AOTA and PCH Policies & Procedures Manual.
  2. Maintains appropriate and timely documentation in compliance with Joint Commission, state/federal guidelines, and CARF standards, including participation in Total Quality Management. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; adhering to infection-control policies and procedures.
  3. Organizes, coordinates, and collaborates with other disciplines within the hospital and resources within the community in order to maximize value and effectiveness of plan of care. Builds and maintains rapport within the department, hospital, and community, while professionally interacting with physicians, families, and hospital/community personnel. This includes preparation and participation in in-service training programs. Supervises and directs Rehab Technician, providing input into their performance evaluations. Updates job knowledge by meeting requirements for continuing education and demonstrating commitment to learning. Enhances occupational therapy and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  4. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Associate Degree from a school accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Pediatric experience.
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current Certification with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), prior to start date.
2. Current State of Arizona Occupational Therapist Assistant license, prior to start date.
3. Current AZ DPS fingerprint clearance card, prior to start date.
4. Current BLS Certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association, prior to start date.
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Specialty training in pediatric ortho, neuro, NDT, taping, child development, or other relevant pediatric areas.
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Constantly
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Frequently
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals - Applicable
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