Occupational Therapy Assistant Pediatrics - Bedford

Occupational Therapy Assistant Pediatrics - Bedford


Biweekly Hours: 40.00

Shift: two 10 hour days

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.


Under the direct supervision of an Occupational Therapist, assumes responsibility for children through adult patients' personal care, including in behavioral health, throughout the treatment plan. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.


Required: Associate Degree with an Occupational Therapy major. Possess current Occupational Therapy Assistant license in the State of Ohio. Possess and maintains National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Certification (NBCOT). Possess current BLS certification or obtains within 90 days of hire. Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Preferred: At least one year of Occupational Therapy Assistant experience within the previous twelve months Physical Requirements: • Ability to walk without assistive device and to maintain balance despite sudden load in order to support patient from falling during any type of functional training. • Ability to lift and reach with arms sufficiently to lift patient's arm or leg during exercise program. • Sensation of touch and manual dexterity to be able to palpate muscle tension or to monitor patient's pulse. • Visual acuity to observe patient's gross movement, gait, etc., in order to analyze biomechanical problems. • Ability to speak clearly enough to instruct patients and families who may not be able to read. • Ability to hear or understand patient's description of symptoms and response to treatment. Frequently (25-75% of the time) performed tasks Standing, sitting with and without back support, walking, reaching (overhead, forward, lateral, and low), crouching, balancing, lifting 5-25 pounds, carrying 5-10 pounds, and pushing up to 75 pounds Occasionally (5-25% of the time) performed tasks Stooping, climbing, lifting, or moving 24-50 pounds, carrying 10-25 pounds, and operating power tools and machinery