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"Occupational Therapist Aide"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Under close supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing patient and treatment room.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Occupational Therapist Aide"

1) Accompany patients on outings, providing transportation when necessary.

2) Assist educational specialists or clinical psychologists in administering situational or diagnostic tests to measure client's abilities or progress.

3) Assist occupational therapists in planning, implementing, and administering therapy programs to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance, using selected activities and special equipment.

4) Demonstrate therapy techniques, such as manual and creative arts, and games.

5) Encourage patients and attend to their physical needs to facilitate the attainment of therapeutic goals.

6) Evaluate the living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients.

7) Instruct patients and families in work, social, and living skills, the care and use of adaptive equipment and other skills to facilitate home and work adjustment to disability.

8) Observe patients' attendance, progress, attitudes, and accomplishments, and record and maintain information in client records.

9) Perform clerical, administrative and secretarial duties such as answering phones, restocking and ordering supplies, filling out paperwork and scheduling appointments.

 

 

11) Report to supervisors or therapists, verbally or in writing, on patients' progress, attitudes, attendance and accomplishments.

12) Supervise patients in choosing and completing work details or arts and crafts projects.


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13) Transport patients to and from the occupational therapy work area.

14) Adjust and repair assistive devices and make adaptive changes to other equipment and to environments.

15) Manage intra-departmental infection control and equipment security.

Job Description for "Occupational Therapist Aide" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  S-R-A        SOC:  31-2012.00