Job Description

Job Title: COTA - Altoona
Job ID: 28093814
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Occupational Therapy
Location: , Altoona PA


Assists OTR/L in the assessment and delivery of Occupational Therapy care, per treatment plan, as ordered or referred by physician. Appropriate care includes patient and family education and working in a multidisciplinary team.


  • Implements appropriate OT treatment to referred patients according to established goals.
  • Administers appropriate structured OT assessment to referred inpatients and outpatients.
  • Responds to requests for OT services per physician's order and initiates referral when indicated.
  • Assists in maintaining and completing appropriate OT/TR service related records and forms, including inventory, medical records, and billing.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary conferences/treatment planning meetings to facilitate quality patient care and operations of PM&R Department.
  • Provides information concerning patient's involvement in treatment upon his/her discharge from the hospital.
  • In collaboration with OTR/L, interprets evaluation results and treatment plan to patients, physician, family, significant others, and treatment team.
  • Assists OTR/L in the development of treatment plans, including short- and long-term measurable goals and methods to achieve identified goals.


Graduate of COTA program with a minimum of Associate's Degree in Occupational Therapy and successful completion of at least three to four months internship.

NBCOT Certification examination and current certification, current Pennsylvanian licensure or pending.

Experience preferred, but not required.

Pennsylvania Drivers License or pending; current CPR certification or pending.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: Yes

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