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Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) - Acute Care (Per Diem)

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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital


Torrington, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Some weekends and holidays

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network is the premier rehabilitation provider in Connecticut. We provide rehabilitation services across the continuum - acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, sub-acute rehabilitation, homecare, outpatient centers, and in community settings such as senior centers, work sites, and schools and colleges.  We offer over 40 outpatient locations offering physical, occupational, and speech therapy, in specialties including orthopedics, neuroscience, oncology, women’s health, sports medicine, vestibular, and more.  We are known for our commitment to high quality, customer focused outcomes.



Under the clinical supervision of an Occupational Therapist, the Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant administers Occupational Therapy treatments to patients. Provides assistance to the Occupational Therapist by supplying objective measures to be utilized by the Occupational Therapist in evaluation of patient’s level of function and determination of treatment strategies. 



·         Assists the Occupational Therapist with aspects of patient assessment in the areas of activities of daily living, leisure/play, and productivity/work. Identifies contributing factors in the areas of psychosocial skills, cognition and sensorimotor components. Recognizes physiological, psychological, and age-related changes in the patient.

·         Assists with the planning of the Occupational Therapy plan of care, implements treatment by utilizing appropriate interventions and age specific treatment through selected activities and interventions. Collaborates with the Occupational Therapist to revise treatment when needed, instructing patient/family through verbal written and audiovisual materials and participating in discharge planning to meet patient needs throughout the continuum of care.

·         Confers with Occupational Therapist, and consults with other members of the Health Care Team members, and assesses progress toward goals in order to meet the needs of patients. 

·         Documents all patient and professional interactions such as evaluations, assessments, progress toward goals, and discharge summaries to maintain continuity of patient care for department standards, JCAHO and outside regulatory and insurance agencies.



  • Associates Degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program
  • Current State of CT Occupational Therapy Assistant license required


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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide career advancement and continuing education opportunities, and a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment. 

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