Works under the direction of the Occupational Therapists. The Occupational Therapy Assistant administers all forms of occupational therapy as prescribed by the physician and instructed by the Occupational Therapist. Assists in administration of office and performs related duties as required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Always maintain a safe and hazard free work environment by following the policies and procedures of Compleat Rehab and Sports Therapy Center.
- Performs Occupational Therapy treatments and exercise programs under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist.
- Performs modalities, ADL activities and exercise programs following the patient's established treatment plan.
- Completes therapy documentation for departmental improvement and safety programs as assigned.
- Types of patients served include outpatients with an age group varying.
- Internal communications include contact with patients and family members, nursing staff and physicians.
- External communications include occasional contact with social and community groups, professional associations and organizations, sales people of medical equipment and supplies.
- Maintains accurate and timely patient records including but not limited to progress notes, discharge summaries and billing forms per departmental policy. Obtains occupational therapist's co-signature on therapy records.
- Observes, records and reports patient's response, progress and change in condition to treatment to an occupational therapist as indicated. Also provides information to other medical/allied health personnel regarding a patient's progress, needs and discharge plans.
- Instructs patients and family in appropriate activities and exercises to continue at home and provide written material as a reference.
- Assists in the cleaning and maintenance of department equipment and supplies. Reports the need for repairs to department head.
- Demonstrate a high level of customer service, teamwork, professionalism and confidentiality.
- Continuously develop skill sets with attending any of the following: education programs, in-service training, and seminars.
- Accepts other duties and assignments within his/her scope of knowledge, skills and abilities.
Graduation from an ACOTE-accredited associate degree or certificate program in OT.
Registered by the American Occupational Therapy Association and licensed the state in which he/she is required to practice, if the state has registry practices, or passed the national entry-level certification examination administered by the N.B.C.O.T.
A minimum of one year of acute, rehab, or long-term care experience.
Ability to relate to and treat acutely ill/chronically ill patients/families and their particular problems.
Must possess strong patient assessment, patient management and documentation skills.
Must possess the disposition and personality to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people and all levels of staff, and interact professionally as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
Must possess a strong commitment to the goals, mission, and philosophy of the organization.
Ability to work flexible hours as required, to meet, identified patient needs.
Absolute integrity and the use of good judgment to handle the professional and confidential nature of assignments.
Ability to adapt to changing organizational needs.
Excellent organizational skills a must.
Excellent communication skills are comprised of written, verbal and presentation capabilities.
Speaks, writes, reads, and comprehends English. Fluency in another language a plus.
Additional skills may include the ability to actively listen, use logic to identify strengths, weaknesses and solutions.