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Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor (OTA or OT) | Full-Time

Pima Medical Institute
Eastland Hill, PA
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Teaching at PMI is a rewarding career!

Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructors at PMI will teach the proper training and education to work as effective entry-level Occupational Therapy Assistants. Teach courses and content that address professional and clinical skills to prepare students for a career in the healthcare industry.

Share your knowledge and expertise in occupational therapy principles, therapeutic modalities, administrative duties, and, most importantly, compassionate care!


  • Implement and evaluate daily lesson plans for students to include scheduled activities and materials for semesters.
  • Plan instruction to achieve specific objectives based on student needs and established curriculum.
  • Monitor students' attendance in the program and coordinate with Associate Director when absences occur two days in a row. Prepare attendance reports weekly for the office management department.
  • Review student success rates and implement a plan to reduce student withdrawals. Meet with students to encourage them to stay in the program. Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.
  • Maintain student grades by established policies. Prepare final grades at the end of each semester to update student records and transcripts.
  • Evaluate students' performance regarding achievements in curriculum and activities and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs. Evaluate students' clinical performance.
  • Prepare lectures, labs, and practical demonstrations for students in class and individually.
  • Assist and advise students with Occupational Therapy Assistant program curriculum and provide student advisement and supervision when necessary.
  • May assist and coordinate externships for Occupational Therapy Assistant students and participate in recruitment and marketing activities for the OTA program.
  • Participates in projects, committee work, and program planning to assist in meeting department goals as determined by the Program Director.

The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.

  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). If the bachelor's degree was awarded before July 1, 2015, from an institution not regionally or nationally accredited, then, the degree is still acceptable if the institution has since obtained regional or national accreditation.
  • For degrees from an institution outside the U.S., ACOTE will determine an alternative and equivalent external review process.
  • Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Three (3) years of occupational experience in occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant.
  • Licensed Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant or credentialed according to regulations in the state where the program is located.
  • Documented expertise in teaching responsibility and knowledge of the content delivery method.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and computer skills.

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