The occupational therapy assistant is employed by the agency and is responsible for providing select occupational therapy interventions. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the occupational therapist.
The occupational therapy assistant will also report to and be supervised by the agency’s Director of Nursing or RN supervisor.
1. Understand and adhere to the agency’s policies and procedures.
2. Provide occupational therapy assistant services to pediatric client in accordance with the directions of the occupational therapist and in accordance with the physician’s written orders and written plan of care. This may include, but is not limited to the following: a) Assist clients in active and passive therapeutic exercises, muscle re-education, gait and functional training, transfer activities and prosthetic training. b) Utilization of physical agents, including, but not limited to heat, cold, water, light, electricity, ultrasound, and massage. c) Instruct client in care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes and use of prosthetic or orthotic devices.
3. Observe and report to the occupational therapist and Director of Nursing or RN Supervisor the client’s reaction to treatment and any changes in the client’s condition.
4. Consult with occupational therapist regarding any change in treatment.
5. Advise the Director of Nursing or RN supervisor of an treatment changes.
6. Prepare and submit appropriate records, clinical notes, care plan updates and conference notes which will be incorporated into the client’s clinical record at least weekly.
7. Participate, as required, in the agency’s home care team member meetings.
8. Participate in educating the client and family.
1. Graduated from an accredited occupational therapy assistant program with either an associate’s degree in science or applied science that is approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
2. Licensed or certified as required by Texas law.
3. Must have at least one (1) year of experience. Two (2) years of experience is preferred.
4. Comply with any state mandated Occupational Therapy Practice Act and other legal mandates.
5. Strong interpersonal skills.
6. Strong knowledge of occupational therapy principles, and methods.
7. Comply with accepted professional, ethical and legal standards of practice.
8. Excellent customer service skills and ability to deal tactfully with clients and staff.
9. Treat clients, families and staff with courtesy and respect.
10. Adhere to HIPAA and maintain client confidentiality.
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