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MD Anderson Cancer Center Occupational Therapist Assistant in Houston, Texas

The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The primary purpose of the occupational therapy assistant is to:

  • Provide assistance with administering clinical occupational therapy treatments of all ages and disabilities under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist.

  • Assume responsibility and accountability for providing modalities and treatment procedures as determined by a therapist driven treatment plan.

  • Provide treatment is in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies while maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.

  • Provide supervision of occupational therapy assistant students and rehabilitation technicians as required by ECPTOTE.

Core Values

Caring Behaviors

  • Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times.

  • Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; Is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers.

Integrity Behaviors

  • Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly.

  • Promotes a positive work environment.

  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values.

  • Safety: Notices a safety concern and brings it to someone's attention; Models safe behaviors (wears badge, washes hands, maintains work area clean and orderly).

Discovery Behaviors

  • Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas.

  • Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so.

Key Functions

  1. Patient Treatment (55%)
  • Provide occupational therapy interventions as determined by a treatment plan established by an Occupational Therapist;

  • Provide patient and family teaching and education;

  1. Patient Care Documentation (25%)
  • Documentation is concise, logical and uses appropriate and approved grammar, spelling and abbreviations.

  • Documentation supports billing including Gcodes.

  • Completes all documentation per timeline outlined in department policy and as required to optimize patient care and flow.

  • Captures charges in accordance with departmental policy

  • Documentation integrates and synthesizes all objective data and supports current clinical picture.

  1. Workload (15%)

  2. Meets targets for volume of billable

  3. Effectively initiates communication with supervisor/peers to assist with patient care when there is a need, such as for priority patients in the inpatient and/or outpatient area, as clinically appropriate

  4. Professional Behaviors & Teamwork (5%)

  • Demonstrates initiative with all department and institutional policies and procedures and is compliant with timelines when indicated.

  • Establishes reasonable and appropriate performance and development goals on a yearly basis within the required time frames.

  • Request time off in a manner which minimizes disruptions to patient care and follows institutional and departmental guidelines

  1. Other duties as assigned .

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

__ No

__x Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

__ No

x__ Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

__ No

x Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals

__ No

x Yes

Exposure to radiation


_x Yes

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent














Up to 10 lbs

10lbs to 50 lbs

More than 50 lbs


Up to 10 lbs

10lbs to 50 lbs

More than 50 lbs

Use computer/keyboard

EDUCATION: Associate's Degree. Completion of an Occupational Therapist Assistant Program accredited by the American Occupational Therapist Assistant Association.

LICENSURE: Current Occupational Therapist Assistant license issued by the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners. Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR).

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 150208

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days, Weekends

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 53,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 79,000

  • Science Jobs: No