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Positions Location: Lansing, MI

Job Description

General Purpose of Job:
Provide occupational therapy treatment in order to restore function, prevent disability, reduce pain and maximize potential and quality of life following disease, injury or surgery under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist.

Essential Duties:
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis.  Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position. 

  • Provide prescribed occupational therapy treatment to patients under the supervision of the occupational therapist: areas of treatment include range of motion, strength, tone, posture, gait, orthotic or prosthetic fit, sensorimotor function, massage, joint mobilization, exercises etc.

  • Employ principles of teaching and learning to educate patients and their families in the knowledge and skills that promote functional restoration of mobility.

  • Document all care given, and the patient response in the patient’s medical record.

  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the patient’s care, rehabilitation programs, and related rehabilitation activities.

  • Maintain professional standards by participating in in-services and hospital / department requirements.

  • Delegates, directs, and supervises implementation of care to PCT, and occupational therapy assistant students.

  • Act as a resource to other disciplines in proper body mechanics, positioning techniques, early mobility, and transfer techniques.

Job Requirements

General Requirements
  • State of Michigan Certification as an Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA).
  • Biannual renewal of CPR
  • BLS Certification (within 6 months of hire) and biannually thereafter.
Work Experience
  • None
  • Associate Degree from an accredited Occupational Therapist Assistant Program.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to perform multiple tasks and adapt to changing work situations.
  • Demonstrates ability to use a keyboard as may be required to perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Preferred – Demonstrated FIM competency.


Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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