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Swedish Health Services Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) - Inpatient Occupational Therapy in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (0.9 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Inpatient Occupational Therapy at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (C.O.T.A.) delivers services upon referral and under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist to maximize functional outcomes. The COTA actively participates in discharge planning, implements the treatment program and communicates the patient response. Services are delivered within the framework of a team approach, including appropriate disciplines, the patient and their significant others. These services are delivered in compliance with Swedish Medical Center standards, national professional standards, state practice acts, and current accepted state of the art practice.

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrate complex problem solving skills in both patient care and department operations.

  • Documentation meets regulatory requirements, departmental standards, and considers reimbursement needs. Document on day of visit, usually at time of visit.

  • Carry out assigned responsibilities in a timely and complete manner, using appropriate judgment and detail.

  • Supervise students as assigned

  • Respond to requests in a positive and helpful manner.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's degree Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program

  • Valid Occupational Therapy Assistant license in Washington State

  • Current certification from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN)

About the Cherry Hill Campus.

What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary-care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish health-care system.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Therapy Support (PTA, COTA, Rehab Aide)

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Cherry Hill Main Bldg (WA150) 500 17th Ave James Tower Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 253234