HCA, Hospital Corporation of America COTA - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

I. *Position Summary:*

Responsible for providing care to patients that have impairments, functional limitations, or disabilities, or changes in function and health status resulting from injury, or disease. Through the evaluation process, develops a Plan of Care that identifies patient problems, treatment goals, and interventions. Interacts and collaborates with other professionals in the care of the patient. Adheres to national and state licensure practice standards. Provides care in compliance with Hospital and department Policies and Procedures. Job may include direct supervision of students. Assumes responsibility for maintaining and improving Occupational Therapy knowledge and skills.

Position Requirements:

*A. **Licensure/Certification/Registration:*Must be licensed as aCertified Occupational Therapist Assistant in the State of South Carolina.** BCLS certified through the American Heart Association.** *B. **Education:*Must be a graduate from an approved school for Occupational Therapy Assistant.** *C. **Experience:* Experience in a hospital-based department is desirable, but not required.** *D. **Special qualifications:*Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional occupational therapy and the materials and supplies utilized in the program. Skill in organizing and instructing occupational therapy activities. Ability to interpret prescriptions related to therapy needed. Good interpersonal skills in establishing effective working relations with staff. Ability to communicate instructions and technical information to patients. Some computer skills.** * * *III. Degree of Supervision Required:*
  • *Involves general guidance and direction by Supervisors and/or Department Manager. The employee will be expected to

    perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures

IV. Physical Requirements:This position requires periods of sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, squatting,

bending, and kneeling. Regularly requires lifting and carrying objects up to 50 pounds and occasional pulling / pushing objects over 30 pounds. Regularly requires lifting and transferring and ambulating adult patients from 100 to 400 plus pounds. When patient’s weight excludes ability to independently transfer/ambulate patients safely, requires identifying and using additional persons assistance, or lifting equipment. Requires full range of body motion, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.

V. Ages of Patients Served: This position requires competence in assessment, treatment, and/or care for the age groups indicated. The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned service area. The skills and knowledge needed to provide such care may be gained through education, training, or experience.

Birth – 1 Year



1 Year to 12 Years



13 - 18 Years



19 – 65 Years



65 Years




No responsibility to treat or care for patients


VI. Working Conditions:

Hospital rooms, common areas, clinical departments and hospital grounds. Potential hazards include:

Exposure to None Some Frequent

Very Frequent Exposure to None Some Frequent

Very Frequent • toxic/caustic chemicals


• blood or body fluids


• extreme conditions, hot or cold


• communicable diseases


• dust/fumes/ gases (includ- ing asbestos)


• unprotected heights


• moving mechanical parts


• CRT (computer) monitor

X • potential electric shock


• frequent, repetitive motions


• x-ray electro- magnetic energy


• Lifting Objects weighing between 0-50 pounds

X • high pitched noises


• Lifting Objects weighing between 50-100 pounds

X • needles or other sharp objects


*VII. **Personal Protective Equipment:*

__Not Applicable

XThis position requires the use of personal protective equipment during various tasks/activities. Personal protective equipment includes, but is not limited to, gloves, masks and safety glasses.

Title: COTA - Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Location: South Carolina-Myrtle Beach-Grand Strand Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00104-8331