Occupational Therapy Assistant
POSITION SUMMARY The Occupational Therapy Assistant aides in the planning and implementation of programs designed to restore or develop patient’s self-care, play, or leisure time task performance skills.
REPORTS TO: Occupational Therapist and the Director of Rehabilitation
Education: Graduate of an occupational therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Credentials: Valid Occupational Therapy Assistant License Experience: 1+ years’ experience is desired.
Core Competencies: Comprehensive knowledge of the rehabilitative services in self-care and performance tasks. Demonstrates ability to plan, organize and make effective decisions. Possesses ability to think critically and problem solve. Excellent verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills. Demonstrates positive communication skills interacting with all members of the team.
Other: Valid driver's license and auto insurance.
FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provides treatment as ordered by the attending physician or podiatrist.
2. Assists the physician in evaluating the level of function.
3. Assists in developing and updating the plan of care.
4. Observes, records, and reports information on the patient’s condition to the attending physician and in the patient’s medical record.
5. Advises, consults, and instructs the family and other agency personnel in patient’s therapy program.
6. Teaches and supervises other health personnel when appropriate.
7. Evaluates home environment and makes appropriate recommendations.
8. Participates in in-service programs, team conferences and utilization review as needed.
9. Submits supplemental orders at start of care and whenever the plan of care (modality or frequency) changes.
10. Keeping on-going communication with the agency from start of care and continuing when patient’s condition changes, or when the plan of care changes.
11. Delivers all the required documentation to the offices of the Agency on the designated submission days of the week. All documents must be co-signed by the Occupational Therapist.
12. All other duties deemed necessary and appropriate.
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM