Bella Vista Health Center is always looking for per diem's PT's, OT's, PTA's, COTA's and Speech Therapists.

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant / COTA

We here at Bella Vista Skilled Nursing facility in Lemon Grove - San Diego, CA are looking for a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our team for Full Time employment. We offer competitive rates with great benefits and consistent hours. Come and find out why we are quickly becoming known as one of the best Rehab facilities in the county!  We are looking for a full time COTA but Per Diem’s are welcomed to apply as well. We are hiring now.

Job Description

  • Perform Occupational Therapy within the scope of practice and under the direction and supervision of an Occupational Therapist
  • Provide therapeutic treatments for patients with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and cardiopulmonary disorders as well as a number of varying injuries and disorders
  • Perform responsibilities in accordance with department policies, state and federal regulatory requirements


  • Current CA State License
  • Driver’s License
  • Current CPR Certification
  • New Grad to experienced therapists welcomed
  • Able to meet physical requirements of job
  • Progress patients through plan of care while following patient’s treatment plan
  • Discuss patient’s progress and keep an open line of communication with their supervisor

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant / COTA
Full Time
San Diego
Competitive Salary
Great Benefits

Occupational Therapist

Job Description:

  • Review patient's medical history to assess patient needs and forecast appropriate therapy
  • Conduct interviews with patients to firmly establish client-centered rehabilitation goals along a specific timeline 
  • Design and implement treatment plans tailored to patient's medical history, goals, and interests to rehabilitate injury, illness, psychological, and/or developmental afflictions 
  • Observe, analyze, and document patient limitations to physical, psychological, and/or cognitive recovery 
  • Incorporate activities in simulated vocational and/or social settings to accelerate recovery of work and life management skills with knowledge of ADL (Activities of Daily Living) and environmental assessments/modifications
  • Design and create, or acquire, supplemental aids and equipment as necessary, such as orthotics, orthopedic splints, hand looms, and hoists
  • Conduct proper maintenance of equipment by troubleshooting malfunctions and requesting repairs
  • Supervise two COTA's (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants) to assure patient receives adequate support during and after therapy sessions
  • Evaluate results of occupational therapy sessions by documenting and evaluating patient's progress using FIM scores
  • Consult with physicians to determine effectiveness of treatments and potential recommendations regarding medicine
  • Identify difficulties patients may encounter while transitioning to the workplace
  • Recommend changes towards patient work or living environments as necessary 
  • Confer with patients and their employer to ensure all parties understand all necessary workplace accommodations
  • Schedule follow-up appointments with patients, families and their caregivers
  • Provide training in therapy techniques and objectives for nurses, COTA's, and interns
  • Maintain and improve professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications


  • Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Valid CA Occupational Therapy License is required
  • Must have skills/knowledge of ADL, FIM scores, orthotics, orthopedic splints, hoists, and environmental assessments/modifications 

Please send resume to Aetas Health Services, LLC dba Bella Vista Health Center at