Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

interface rehab, inc - Oakhurst, CA

Full-time | Contract

Job Summary

interface rehab, inc. (“interface” or “Company”) is looking for a caring, dedicated certified occupational therapy assistant to provide quality care to the residents. Under the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist, the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (“COTA”) helps plan and implement patient treatment, plan and coordinate patient discharge, and prepare detailed progress reports and appropriate patient documentation. Treatments will include training in daily living activities, functional skills, motor development, compensation techniques use of adaptive equipment and splinting. The COTA will not be expected to perform patient evaluations.

The Company

interface rehab, inc. is a patient-driven, innovative, long-term contract and full-service rehabilitation company that was established in 1995. We provide physical, speech, and occupational therapy services in various long-term care,
skilled nursing, and acute care facilities.

We are a team of individuals committed to supporting each other, encouraging team members’ professional and personal growth, and continuously learning new skills so that we can provide top quality care to our clients and their patients. Because our success depends upon the dedication of our employees, we are highly selective in choosing new members of our team.

Responsibilities and Duties

Essential Responsibilities and Expectations

Under the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist:
Determine patients’ treatment needs
Participate in patient assessment, including providing information to the Occupational Therapist for analysis
Provide patient treatment and services, as recommended by the Occupational Therapist
Ensure treatment programs meet patients’ daily living needs
Assure all required written patient documentation and Company paperwork are completed appropriately and submitted on a timely basis
Complete all required documentation from evaluations performed prior to leaving the facility each day
Recommend termination of services or treatment, as necessary
Carry out assignments given by the Director of Rehabilitation
Maintain strong professional relationships and good rapport with all significant administrative and restorative nursing personnel in the facility
Submit all billing logs and necessary information on a timely basis
Report any problem areas/equipment within each facility to the appropriate supervisor immediately
Comply with State Licensing Board of California, Title 22, CMS, and California Labor Board guidelines
Comply with Company and facility rules, policies and procedures
Comply with all applicable safety rules, policies, and procedures
Additional Responsibilities and Expectations

Under the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist, provide necessary training and guidance to student interns as assigned, including:
Supervising students during the internship
Providing clearly defined, career-related (i.e., non-clerical) responsibilities and tasks in accordance with the students’ academic programs
Informing student interns about and ensuring their compliance with Company, facility, state, and federal guidelines, and
Completing any paperwork required by the Company or the students’ academic program
Assume other duties as assigned
Physical and Mental Requirements

These physical and mental demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the COTA. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the COTA.

Report to work regularly and on-time
Ability to travel, as required
See projects through to completion
Ability to bend, reach, squat, move as required by patient treatment plans
Ability to transfer or assist in transfer of up to 100 lbs.
Ability to stand and/or work 80% of an 8-hour shift
Visual and hearing acuity to perform job-related functions
Ability to operate standard rehabilitation therapy equipment
Workplace Environment

The COTA will primarily be working in a skilled nursing facility. This is an active patient care environment. This environment has no unusual exposures but safety precautions must be taken at all times.

Qualifications and Skills

To perform the COTA job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required of the COTA. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Licensed as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in the State of California, or eligible for such license
Valid CPR certification
A completed physical examination from a licensed physician
Negative TB skin test within the past year OR a clear Chest X-ray within the past five years
Ability to gather and analyze information in a timely and skillful manner
Ability to manage time efficiently and handle multiple concurrent projects
Resourceful, problem-solving attitude
Proactive attitude and work-style
Ability to exhibit a high level of confidentiality
A customer-service focused attitude

Natural interpersonal and communication skills
Strong detail-oriented and resourceful mindset
Able to work well in a diverse environment
Accept and act upon constructive feedback

interface offers a competitive hourly rate and also one of the best benefits packages in the industry. There is opportunity for advancement and increased responsibilities and compensation within the role.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the COTA position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.