Job Description

Come Join St. Elizabeth's Medical Center!

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, provides patients and families access to some of Boston's most respected physicians and advanced treatments offering specialized care, including:

+ Advanced Center for Cardiac Surgery

+ Da Vinci« Robotic surgery program

+ Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

+ Award-winning bariatric surgery program

+ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

+ State-of-the-art emergency care with short wait times

Patients receive tertiary care at our 267-bed main campus in the heart of Boston's Brighton neighborhood. St. Elizabeth's is a member of Steward Health Care, the largest, for profit hospital operator in the United States with over 40,000 health care professionals.

Weekend and holiday coverage

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, under the direct supervision of the OTR/L Supervisor, assists with the occupational therapy, screening, assessment treatment of patients in individual and group settings. The COTA will also assist with daily responsibilities of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program.


Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."
Maintains proper, accurate and timely records of treatment, progress and discharge summaries'.
Plans and directs groups in the patient milieu as directed by Supervisor. Plans 1:1 interventional activity to meet the need as directed by Supervisor.
Participates in team meeting as scheduled on the unit.
Communicates with medical staff and other disciplines as appropriate.
Assists with the assessment of the quality and appropriateness of care in accordance with Hospital Performance Improvement plan.
Assists in gathering data to be used in assessments under the direction of OTR/L.
Complete daily charges identified in department policy and procedure manual.
Expands qualifications by participating in advancement through own professional development organization, educational opportunities offered by the hospital or instruction for other educational program.
Demonstrates knowledge of patient diagnosis, precaution and medications for treatment though consultation of medical records and communication with other team members.
Engages in problem solving process in familiar and unfamiliar situations seeking Supervisor's support appropriately.
Adjusts to fluctuating needs of patients, families, the Department and hospital.
Plans and organizes treatment for adult acute psychiatric population with varying diagnosis.


Minimum Education: Graduate from an accredited certified occupational therapy program.
Minimum Experience: Minimum of 1 year of experience in psychiatric occupational therapy setting.
Minimum skills/abilities: Must be certified in CPR or become certified in CPR within one year of employment.
Certification/Licensure: Must be registered and eligible in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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