Position Description

COTA Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - Per Diem/PRN
Location Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico - Las Cruces , NM
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Organization Vibra & Ernest


Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico is seeking a PRN Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - COTA - to join our team!

The COTA, under the direction of an occupational therapist, provides rehabilitative services to individuals with physical impairments. Monitors the patient's program and records patient's progress for the occupational therapist.  Integrates the hospital’s mission and “Guiding Principles” into daily practice.

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current licensure as a COTA required per state guidelines.
  • Current Basic Life Support/CPR card required.
  • One year of direct patient care experience in rehabilitation hospital setting preferred.

Additional Qualifications/Skills:

  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of treatment costs and financial support as they relate to quality and efficiency.
  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Demonstrates general computer skills including: data entry, word processing, email, and record management.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain proper levels of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work closely and professionally with others.
  • Ability to move quickly from one task to another and to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to use appropriate equipment necessary for the job

Our recruitment team wants to get to know you. Share your passion! Please complete our online application and submit your resume for immediate consideration.

If selected, our interview process includes phone interviews, in person interviews, and several vetting tools.


Thank you for taking the time to consider a career opportunity with our hospital.

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