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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job ID: 104783 Date posted: September 11, 2020

  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • Occupational Clinic
  • Occupational Therapy Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Per Diem



The Occupational Therapy Assistant provides treatment under the direction of an Occupational Therapist for patients with neurological, orthopedic and medical and surgical disabilities or injuries in the Acute Hospital and/or Rehab Center.  The OT Assistant is responsible to complete all documentation to meet regulatory and financial requirements.  Provides cooperative and courteous services to internal and external customers as part of Sharp HealthCare's commitment to customer satisfaction and the Sharp Experience.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s rehabilitation program offers a wide range of services that allows patients who have had a catastrophic injury or disabling illness to more easily return to their highest level of independence.  We offer rehabilitation services at two locations — at the Sharp Grossmont Rehabilitation Center on the hospital campus, as well as the outpatient Briar Patch facility behind the hospital.  Our Rehabilitation Services are recognized in the top 9 percent out of the more than 805 rehabilitation centers across the nation for patient outcomes.  Our stoke specialty program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation facilities (CARF).

The rehabilitation team consists of a dedicated staff of experienced professionals who care for the patient from admission through discharge.  The team includes board-certified rehabilitation physicians; nurses; social workers; physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapists; neurological psychologists; and case managers.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the region with 542 beds.  The hospital has outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, mental health, stroke care and women’s health.  In addition, the hospital’s Emergency and Critical Care Center is one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is nationally recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices.  This designation is the “gold standard” for patient care and nursing excellence and is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


This position is located at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, CA, San Diego County

8-hour shifts; Per Diem position to work Day Shift; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; weekends as needed; call is required
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Current California Occupational Therapy AssistantLicensure
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • Must have entry level clinical skills in assessment and treatment of the acute medical patient and demonstrate competency with patient treatment
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment 
Preferred Skills and Qualifications 
  • Completion of a 2 year Associate’s Degree in an approved COTA program
  • Acute or outpatient OT Assistant experience

Additional physical requirements for position may be discussed during interview.


Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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