Occupational Therapy Assistant

Posted 10 months ago
  • Helps occupational therapy clients by providing rehabilitative services to persons with mental, physical, emotional, or developmental impairments.
  • Provides services under the direction of licensed occupational therapist.
  • Verifies client information by interviewing client, reviewing and recording medical history, confirming purpose of treatment.
  • Helps clients improve their quality of life by helping them compensate for limitations
  • Follows treatment plan developed in collaboration with occupational therapist
  • Monitors activities to make sure they are performed correctly and provides encouragement, bringing treatment that is not having the intended effect to the attention of the therapist.
  • Maintains patient occupational therapy records by recording client’s progress for use by the occupational therapist.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations.
  • Keeps supplies ready and sanitized at all times
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventive maintenance, and calling for repairs.
  • Serves and protects the occupational therapy practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards.
  • Enhances occupational therapy practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Qualifications / Skills:

  • Documentation skills
  • Scheduling
  • Verbal communication
  • Patient services
  • Hospital environment
  • Teamwork
  • Use of medical technologies
  • Bedside manner
  • Dependability
  • Health promotion and maintenance

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, preferred
  • Current licensure as Occupational Therapy Assistant in practicing state and/or nationally certified
  • Current CPR certification
  • Negative TB
  • Bilingual preferred

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