Inpatient Occupational Therapy Assistant

Inpatient Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job Summary

Responsible for gathering objective data through administration of standardized tests and implementing treatment plans for assigned patients as directed by the primary OTR/L, including all related written and verbal communication. Demonstrates a commitment to professional growth and competency. Assists in maintaining the efficient operation of the hospital and providing a safe environment. Contributes to the achievement of the mission and values of Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation.

Scope of authority / leadership responsibilities / reporting relationships/ identification of work team

Has regular communication and contact with other staff, physicians, patients, patients’ families related to treatment program of assigned patients. Provides student supervision as assigned. Serves as a resource person for rehab technicians/aides, volunteers, visitors and other staff relative to patient care and the field of occupational therapy. Reports to Inpatient Occupational Therapy Coordinator.

Patient ages served 

Adolescent (12 – 18 years of age)
Adult (19 – 65 years of age)
Older Adult (over 65 years of age)

Patient health information – Access level

Clinical – Within Work Area

Minimum qualifications or equivalents


Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy program including successful completion of clinical fieldwork requirements.


None required.


  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in Tennessee
  • Maintains ongoing CPR certification
  • Obtains thermal and electrical modalities certifications for Tennessee prior to performing modalities


  • Willingness to continue education and professional training.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to complete tasks in individual and team capacity
  • Willingness to accept and give constructive criticism.
  • Computer skills required.

Physical / Mental Requirements

Position requires ability to frequently

  • Maneuver patients of varying weights and sizes, with varying functional deficits and abilities to assist with transfer and other mobility activities.
  • Maneuvering patients may also include performing more difficult physical patient activities in cooperation with other staff or utilizing transfer / therapy equipment.
  • Be able to see and observe equipment monitors and subtle patient changes such as facial expression, color changes in skin, etc.
  • Distinguish variations in sound such as voice patterns or pertinent information from background noise.
  • Communicate with a variety of people with varying ability to comprehend.
  • Concentrate on fine detail and attend to a task for varying periods with frequent interruption.
  • Understand and relate to the theories behind several related concepts.
  • Perform moderately difficult manipulative skills such as positioning patient or setting up and operating treatment equipment.
  • Walk, sit and / or stand for prolonged periods, remain in awkward positions for prolonged periods such as during patient treatment.

Environmental working conditions

Position requires occasional to frequent exposure to

  • disease
  • blood, body tissues or fluids
  • high and low temperature
  • hazardous materials such as chemicals or toxic materials
  • bodily injuries
Siskin Hospital is a Smoke-Free Facility!

In order to further our mission of helping others achieve and maintain healthy lives, effective March 1, 2017, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation will no longer hire individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products in any form. Siskin Hospital recognizes the major importance of employees’ health and the responsibility of maintaining a healthy and safe environment for all employees, volunteers, patients and visitors. Therefore, all individuals who are offered a position with Siskin Hospital are screened for illegal drug, alcohol, and/or tobacco/nicotine as part of the post-offer health screening. Individuals whose post-offer health screening results are verified positive for illegal drugs, alcohol and/or tobacco/nicotine use, and/or whose reference and/or background checks are verified unsatisfactory, will be disqualified from employment, their job offer will be withdrawn, and they may be disqualified from applying for employment for one (1) year from the date of the post-offer health screening.

The Cultural Competency and Diversity Plan of Siskin Hospital is designed to help create and maintain an environment that promotes inclusion. Overall, creating the best experience for our patients and our employees. Caring People, Changing Lives.


If you are interested in joining our family, please email your resume to Human Resources at