Assists in the delivery of medically prescribed Occupational Therapy in support of medical care as directed by the primary physician and established by the Occupational Therapist. Utilizes the written and otherwise communicated plan of care to deliver Occupational Therapy services. Works with patients of all ages, race, creed, gender, and disability without bias or prejudice. Acts as a member of the interdisciplinary team in helping the patients and their families achieve the highest level of functioning. Supervises and instructs Rehab Techs//Restorative Techs in regards to Occupational Therapy Services. Perform all job duties in accordance with national and state professional governing guidelines and state practice act, rules, and code of ethics.
Each patient is assessed by appropriate disciplines beginning at the time the patient enters a hospital service and progressing through discharge. The patient's relevant physical, psychological and social status will be assessed. The person in this position is responsible for consideration of developmental issues of patients in each of the following age groups identified:
· Infancy Birth to 1 year
· Toddlers Age 1 to 3
· Preschool Age 3 to Age 5
· School Child Age 5 to Age 12
· Adolescent Age 12 to Age 18
· Young Adult Age 18 to Age 44
· Middle Age Age 45 to Age 65
· Older Adult Age 65 and Over
A. An Associate degree/ certificate/diploma from an Occupational Therapist Assistant program that has been accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
B. Minimum of one year of experience preferred.
C. Licensed as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in the State of Texas.
D. Current CPR certification from the American Heart Association.
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