Occupational Therapy Assistant
[Intro paragraph] Companies seeking the highest quality employees often begin their job descriptions with a few sentences telling the job seeker the things that make your company unique and the value you bring to new employees. Take this opportunity to really make your hospital, clinic, or medical facility shine and set yourself apart from any other therapy assistant job postings.
Occupational Therapy Assistant Job Responsibilities:
- 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, such as, helping injured workers improve their motor skills and re-enter the labor force, and teaching persons with learning disabilities to prepare meals or to use public transportation and increase their independence.
- Follows treatment plan developed in collaboration with occupational therapist by teaching techniques, such as, the proper method of moving from a bed into a wheelchair, and the best ways to stretch and limber muscles.
- 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.
- Generates revenues by recording billing information of services rendered.
- Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations.
- Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock, placing orders, and verifying receipt.
- 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.
[Work Hours & Benefits] Here would be a great place to include details about the working hours and benefits at your facility. Tell prospective assistants about flexible hours or work-week structures, and any travel requirements for occupational therapy sessions. You can also describe benefits unique to your company, like tuition or continuing education credits, paid parental leave, or childcare reimbursement.
Occupational Therapy Assistant Qualifications / Skills:
- Documentation skills
- Verbal communication
- Patient services
- Health care administration
- Hospital environment
- Use of medical technologies
- Bedside manner
- 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
[Call to Action] Here is where you turn potential applicants into actual applicants, by letting them know exactly how to apply with a well-crafted call to action. Provide occupational therapy assistant candidates details on application, resume, and supporting documents submission and include any other requirements.
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