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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job ID: 103654 Date posted: July 23, 2020

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Occupational Therapy
  • 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 Memorial Rehabilitation Center provides comprehensive rehabilitation services throughout San Diego County, such as inpatient rehabilitation following catastrophic strokes, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries; outpatient rehabilitation for neurological concerns, sprains, strains and injuries; and specialty therapy services for problems related to balance, speech, lymphedema and chronic pain. Our rehabilitation team has witnessed first-hand the triumphs that people achieve in the face of adversity.  Their courage reinforces the passion we feel for the work we do, and drives us to provide the best outcomes for our patients.

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has awarded Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center with a special designation for the rehabilitation of patients with brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke and general rehabilitation designations.

Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds.  Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, this hospital offers the latest medical technology.

Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.


This position is located at Sharp Memorial Hospital in the community of Serra Mesa in San Diego County


8-hour shifts; Per Diem position to work Day Shift hours; 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; weekends as needed

Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Current California Occupational Therapy Licensure
  • 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 OT 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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