FSR (Federal Staffing Resources)
  • Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Full Time


Occupational Therapist Assistant job in Bethesda, Maryland. 

The Occupational Therapist Assistant job is within the military medical system and is a civilian position. Civilian and military personnel work together in the extensive military medical system. The hospitals and medical clinics provide services to the active duty military service members, military retirees, and their families and provide a full range of medical services. 

Our employees are our best assets! Come join our team of healthcare professionals where you are valued.

  • Monday-Friday day schedule
  • Fantastic PTO accrual rate
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Benefit Package (health, dental, and vision plans)
  • Dedication Program Manager to support your employment

Occupational Therapist Assistant Job Overview:

  • Perform a variety of duties to carry out occupational therapy treatments prescribed for patients as a result of injury; surgery; respiratory, cardiac, and/or aging conditions; and neurological and other illness such as diabetes, stroke, closed-head injury, multiple sclerosis and others.
  • Applies a wide variety of occupational therapy rehabilitation techniques and procedures to facilitate rehabilitation objectives including community reintegration outings, group therapy, cognitive retraining, physical agent modalities and the use of specialized procedures and a high degree of competence for complex physical and psychological conditions.
  • Instruct and assess patients in the performance of activities of daily living (ADL), fabricate and fit splints or assist with splinting as needed, work with Assistive TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL to educate and train patients in the use of assistive technological devices which lead to independence in daily activities
  • Interview patient and obtain detailed medical and demographic information preliminary to the occupational therapy treatment plan.
  • Record pertinent demographic data. Develop questions to illicit details of patient condition such as nature and mechanism of injury, single or multiple conditions, prior treatment, medications, X-ray results, and activities which exacerbate and mitigate symptoms. Recognize specific details during discussion with patient for implication of pathology problems.
  • Assist the Occupational Therapist in the development of treatment plans to attain initial, intermediate, and final rehabilitation objectives
  • Administer treatment according to treatment plan. Based on knowledge, experience and training, make evaluations of patient reactions and progress recognizing subtle changes to patient's responses indicating negative response or adverse impact of treatment to patient's overall conditions. Select and adapt procedures and/or therapeutic approaches to meet objectives.
  • Apply a seasoned and practical knowledge of patient psychology to gain their confidence and cooperation during treatments that may be painful, and for patients who may be fearful and/or somewhat skeptical.
  • Administer the full range of occupational therapy modalities including but not limited to fluidotherapy, ultrasound, sterile technique, paraffin, hot packs, cryotherapy, and contrast baths. Understand indications, contraindications and the physiological basis for these modalities.
  • Maintain certification for and administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation during emergency situations and adhere to clinic protocols during emergencies.
  • Carry out and conduct prescribed individual and group treatment plans to assure patient goal attainment. Participate with Occupational Therapists in the planning, instituting, evaluation, and revising of treatment plans; assist in determining conditions, resources, and policies essential to the delivery of health care with the clinic and medical/surgical wards.

Occupational Therapist Assistant Job Qualifications:

  • BLS
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Computer competency
  • Certified through the National Board of Certified Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
  • Minimum of one year professional experience within the preceding three years working as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
  • Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as an occupational therapy assistant.
  • One year of experience as an Occupational Therapy Assistant after graduation
  • Associates Degree for Occupational Therapy Assistant


 Position contingent on contract award. Incumbents HIGHLY encourage to contact us! Come join our team of healthcare professionals! 



FSR provides healthcare professionals to government healthcare facilities supporting active military service members, retirees, and their families nationwide. Since 2004, FSR has matched talented individuals to organizations to create mutually beneficial, sustainable partnerships. FSR is a well-established, award winning organization built with committed professionals who have a unified vision of helping others to succeed and thrive.

We invite you to join our team and grow with us!

FSR is a woman-owned, minority, small business based out of Maryland.


Federal Staffing Resources dba FSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran/military spouse

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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