Occupational Therapist Assistant

Occupational Therapist Assistant Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Occupational Therapist Assistant to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains daily records of treatments. Documents progress notes regarding patients as directed by the therapist;
  • May serve as Advisory Board member as requested by the Administrator/Director;
  • Observes records and reports to the therapist the conditions, reactions and responses related to assigned duties;
  • Provides occupational therapy services as directed and supervised by the occupational therapist and ordered by the physician;
  • Assists the therapist in consulting with patients, family members and other health care professionals as appropriate;
  • Contributes to Occupational Therapy related CQI, as requested;
  • Assists the occupational therapist with in-service programs and other meetings as assigned by the occupational therapist;
  • Participates in interdisciplinary conferences to maintain continuity of patient care;
  • Assists the occupational therapist with evaluation of progress toward goals.

Requirements:

  • Effectively collaborates within an interdisciplinary team to meet patients goals;
  • Assist patients with rehabilitative activities and exercises outlined in a treatment plan developed in collaboration with an occupational therapist;
  • Demonstrate and articulate sound clinical reasoning in treatment planning, implementation and monitoring of patient’s progress;
  • Must have earned either an Associates degree from an accredited school or a certificate from either a community, technical or vocational college;
  • Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual needs and clinical indications of the patients;
  • Must be licensed under the statutes of the state in which the assistant will be practicing as well as certified;
  • Able to learn, absorb and apply professional training;
  • Able to transfer, lift and guard patients safely with appropriate assistance;
  • Mental acuity and judgment skills to adequately and safely perform job requirements;
  • Able to read, write and edit documentation;
  • Must have reliable personal transportation;
  • Active member of the State and National Occupational Therapy Associations preferred;
  • Able to speak in a clear, concise voice in order to communicate adequately;
  • Able to bend, stoop, squat and lift numerous times daily (70 – 80 lbs) in the care of patients and use of equipment;
  • Bachelor’s degree.