Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Princeton HealthCare System Published: August 9, 2018
Plainsboro Township, NJ
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Penn Medicine Princeton Health is a leading provider of healthcare services. As a respected nonprofit, community teaching health system, we offer compassionate care supported by advanced technologies and an outstanding medical staff. Over 97% of our physicians have achieved board certification, the hallmark of professional excellence. Through our academic and clinical affiliations with institutions including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we are setting new standards in diagnostic and treatment protocols and achieving successful clinical outcomes for our patients. Princeton Health is Redefining Care through our commitment to delivering an exceptional level of clinical care and individualized caring for each and every patient.  Princeton Health is now part of the Penn Medicine Health System which strives to achieve its three part mission; patient care, education and research.  Working for this leading academic health system means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.  Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Penn Medicine Princeton HealthCare System is currently searching for a Full TimeDaysCertified Occupational Therapy Assistant for Princeton Medical Center, Rehab Unit.

Position Summary: The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) provides Occupational Therapy services in accordance with the Standards of Practice of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Bylaws of the Princeton HealthCare System.  Occupational Therapy practice involves treatment, and instruction of individuals for the prevention, habilitation, rehabilitation of physical or psychiatric or learning disability, functional deficit and/or pain. Such practice includes but is not limited to the following areas: acute care, orthopedics, neurology, geriatrics, pediatrics, rheumatology, neonatology, cardiopulmonary, home health, oncology, psychiatry. It may also involve supervision, education, and research.


All Princeton Health employees are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.


- Graduation from a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant program accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, or its equivalent, if educated outside the U.S., indicating that the individual possesses the appropriate educational requirements

- Licensed by the New Jersey Board of Occupational Therapy

- Certified or eligible for certification as a Registered Occupational Therapy Assistant by the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board.

- A minimum of one (1) year of experience as an occupational therapist

- A COTA with less than one (1) year of experience will be considered if that therapist has successfully completed a student affiliation in an approved pediatric facility, a senior staff therapist will mentor his/her practice until the one-year of experience is completed

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required; professionalism essential

- Customer service orientation, a teamwork approach, flexibility, organizational and problem solving skills

- Pushing/Pulling (up to 25 pounds) - Frequently

- Lifting/Carrying (up to 25 pounds) - Frequently


- Two (2) to four (4) years experience

- Experience in Occupational Therapy Acute or Subacute or Nurisng

Join the Princeton Health family and be a part of Redefining Care in our community!

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