Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
State of Ohio - Hamilton County, OH

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Assist registered licensed occupational therapist (OTR/L) to plan/deliver treatments & conduct patient assessments: plans & delivers individual &/or group occupational therapy (OT) services based upon standards of care per population (e.g., adult, acute, intermediate, geriatric, forensic, mentally ill/mentally retarded MI/MR, substance abuse/mentally ill (SAMI), & Child & Family..) served within the facility, provides assessment & treatment to patients with psycho social dysfunction, problems of aging, physical disabilities, substance abuse & other conditions interfering with daily living skill functioning; gathers data from patient record, administers structured tests & screening, prioritize patient problems & needs based on strengths & weaknesses, selects appropriate therapeutic activities, organizes equipment &/or supplies, administers treatment in one-to-one & group settings, demonstrates & instructs proper techniques to patients & care givers, grades & modifies treatment as indicated.
Collaborates with treatment team & patients to follow agreed upon treatment plan: attends treatment planning meetings, reports progress & discusses plan modifications, reports on long term & short term goals & objectives with patients & care givers, follows all policies & procedures for treatment planning, refers to outside sources when indicated.
Completes & compiles required written OT documentation & reports: results of interviews, data gathering, standard OT screening, progress notes, & summaries using computerized Patient Care System; uses LAN access for e-mail recovery & response; contributes to patient care monitoring & quality improvement (QI) activities in the OT Department.
Performs other related OT duties: Participates on committees & communicates with community resources to facilitate networking & support of facility goals; attends mandated departmental meetings, & other instructional activities, conducts & attends professional in-services & participates in continuing education to maintain & enhance professional skills & knowledge; assists with ordering & maintenance of supplies & equipment; performs other duties to ensure continuity of patient care during emergency situations; supervises students/volunteers as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
Current State of Ohio Occupational Therapy Assistant License pursuant to Section 4755.02 of Revised Code.

  • Or limited permit pursuant to Section 4755.07, to persons who have satisfied requirements of Divisions (A) to (C) of Section 4755.06.
Major Worker Characteristics:
Knowledge of occupational therapy; safety practices relative to occupational therapy; social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, social work); Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy & Athletic Trainer Board laws, rules & guidelines*; HIPPA laws, rules & guidelines*. Skill in use & maintenance of orthotic & prosthetic devices & occupational therapy equipment;* personal computer & related software*. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables within familiar context; calculate fractions, decimals & percentages; define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; counsel or encourage others on sensitive issues; redirect & de-escalate patients who become agitated or aggressive towards other patients &/or staff; assists with putting violent / hostile patients in 4 point restraints.

(*)Developed after employment.

Supplemental Information:
All final applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to test for illegal drug use prior to appointments. An applicant with a positive test shall not be offered employment."

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