Here's an example of a cover letter for an occupational therapist position. Also see below for an occupational therapist resume example.
Occupational Therapist Cover Letter Example
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Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name,
I am writing to express my keen interest in your open occupational therapist position as listed on jobs.com. My ten years of experience as an OT working with a variety of populations would make me an asset to the OT team at XYZ Hospital.
I have worked as an occupational therapist for the past six years, and as an occupational therapy assistant for the previous four years. In those years, I have worked with a variety of patients. I have worked with hundreds of geriatric patients, designing and executing treatment plans for clients with fractures, hip and knee replacements, CVAs, and amputations. I have also worked with pediatric patients, providing acute care OT services for children with a number of traumas, surgeries, and illnesses. Through all of these experiences, I have developed not only technical skills, but also necessary soft skills such as patience and clear communication. I believe these experiences would allow me to achieve success working with XYZ Hospital’s diverse population.
You state in your job description that the occupational therapist will be in charge of supervising multiple OT assistants, and occasionally OT interns. As an OT at the ABC Clinic, I have been responsible for supervising and evaluating ten OT assistants. I also plan and teach biweekly seminars on various aspects of OT to interns. I even received an award for “Most Valuable Mentor” from the interns last year. I am therefore confident in my abilities as an educator and supervisor.
I know that my years of experience working with diverse populations, as well as my skills as a supervisor to OT assistants and interns would make me an excellent OT at XYZ Hospital. I have enclosed my resume, and will contact you next week to see if we might find a time to speak together. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
Sincerely,Your Signature (hard copy letter)
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Sending an Email Cover Letter
If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message:
Subject: Occupational Therapist Position - Your Name
Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation. Here's an example of a formatted email cover letter.
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