Job Description

Location: Carney Hospital
Posted Date: 5/11/2022

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:






If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.


The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, under the direct supervision of the OTR/L, assists with the occupational therapy, evaluation, and treatment of psychiatric patients ranging in age from adolescence to geriatrics and must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of human growth and development. The COTA will also assist with daily responsibilities of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program.


  • Maintains proper, accurate, and timely records of treatment, progress, and discharge summaries.
  • Plans and directs groups in the patient milieu as directed by Supervisor.
  • Communicates with medical staff and other disciplines, as appropriate.
  • Assists with the assessment of the quality and appropriateness of care in accordance with the hospital Performance Improvement plan.
  • Assists in gathering data to be used in assessments, under the direction of OTR/L.
  • Expands qualifications by participating in advancement through own professional development organization, educational opportunities offered by the hospital, or instruction for other educational programs.
  • Regularly attends and participates in team and/or departmental meetings and activities.
  • Keeps others in the department informed of relevant information regarding patient care and safety.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relations, boundaries, and organizational skills.
  • Welcomes patients/customers/employees in a warm, friendly manner.
  • Actively listens and constructively responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that the dignity of the patient/customer/employee is always maintained.
  • Abides by and upholds the hospital’s service excellence standards.
  • Demonstrates safe and effective use of equipment.
  • Must be able to work weekends a month and be part of a holiday rotation schedule.
  • Must be able to run 3-4 groups daily and grade groups as needed to accommodate client’s needs.
  • Effective and timely documentation of group notes, 1:1 treatment note, and progress notes.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversities for all customers (internal and external).

2. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs, and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Assisting in training new staff and mentoring students.


  • Knowledge and familiarity with standardized test assessments.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served across the life span.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development across the life span.
  • Possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s requirements relative to age and culturally specific needs.
  • Effective communication and educator skills.
  • Demonstrates compassionate and client centered care.
  • Thorough knowledge of client safety and HIPAA.
  • Ability to perform essential functions without posing a direct threat to patients and other staff.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to deal with stress due to fast paced and growing environment.
  • Ability to manage within a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and sound decision-making skills.
  • Ability to read, hear, write, speak, and comprehend English.
  • Willing to train in continuing education annually.


  1. Education: Graduate of accredited Certified Occupational Therapy Program; Associates degree or higher.
  2. Experience: Minimum of psychosocial clinical fieldwork experience or 1 year experience preferred in a behavioral health or similar setting.
  3. Certification/Licensure: Massachusetts Certified Occupational Therapy license with current registration and certification; Must be certified in CPR.
  4. Other: Immunization records must be up to date.

Additional Information

Important COVID message

Please note, our Carney Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously canceled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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