OTAs implement selected components of patient/client interventions (treatment), obtain data related to the interventions provided, and make modifications in selected interventions either to progress the patient/client as directed by the occupational therapist or to ensure patient/client safety and comfort. The practice of occupational therapy means the therapeutic use of occupations, including everyday life activities with individuals, groups, populations, or organizations to support participation, performance, and function in roles and situations in home, school, workplace, community, and other settings. Occupational therapy services are provided for habilitation, rehabilitation, and the promotion of health and wellness to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction. Occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory-perceptual, and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts and environments to support engagement in occupations that affect physical and mental health, well-being, and quality of life. + Responsibilities Places Patient Service first: Ensures that patients and families receive the highest quality of services in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals’ needs and rights.
* Meets productivity standards for your scheduled gym, or as directed by your Director of Rehab. Works with other members of the rehabilitation team to implement programs and activities consistent with the needs and capabilities of each patient.
* Upholds HIPPA Regulations
* Acts as an assistant to the Occupational Therapist when the Occupational Therapist is preforming test, evaluations, documentation and complex procedures.
* Instructs patients, families and other caregivers in the skills and techniques of the physical therapy treatment program under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist.
* Maintains appropriate and timely documentation for all patients treated.
* Implements patient’s individualized treatment plan as established by the primary Occupational Therapist.
* Provides individualizes occupational therapy treatments: including but not limited to Therapeutic Exercise including aerobic capacity conditioning, balance coordination, agility training, body mechanics and postural stabilization, flexibility exercises, neuromotor development training, relaxation, strength, and endurance training Functional Training Compensatory Strategies and Training Manual Therapy Basic and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Integumentary repair and protection Use of physical agent and mechanical modalities
* Upholds the Therapy Plus Inc. Policies and Procedures
* Complete appropriate forms and home treatment instructions for patients as needed.
* Assist patients with understanding prescribed health care treatments.
* Maintain proper condition and cleanliness of treatment rooms, and sterilize instruments and equipment following each patient visit as well as identifies and reports the need for repair of equipment, as necessary. Ensure billing forms are accurate and complete prior to submission to billing department.
* Provide effective communication to interdisciplinary team, including Physicians as required.
* Monitor inventory of supplies, inform management of supply shortages, and examine incoming supply orders and store in appropriate area. Attend workshops and seminars relative to occupational therapy.
* Maintain Current State Licensure with Good standing in the state where employed
* Uphold and adhere to the AOTA guidelines published for Physical Therapist Assistants Professionalism Oral Communication Skills Written Communication Skills Technical Communication Customer Relations Customer Service Diplomacy Filing Math Aptitude Negotiations Organization Planning Project Management Presentation Reading Skills Time Management Typing Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds. Moving, lifting or transferring of patients may involve lifting of up to 100 pounds.
* Education/Training Degree: Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Program certified by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Experience Prior work related experience preferred. Certifications/Licenses Appropriate Certifications/Licenses required. Licensed and/or eligible for licensure as required by the state licensing board. Valid and active Certification from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Language Skill Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.
Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Mathematical Skill Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Reasoning Ability Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office or Adobe, Payroll processing software, such as Paychex.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; stoop crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
The employee also may also be required to occasionally work in wet or humid non-weather conditions, outdoor extreme hot conditions, extreme cold conditions or risk of electric shock.. + http://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Advocacy/State/Resources/PracticeAct/Model%20Definition%20of%20OT%20Practice%20%20Adopted%2041411.ashx
Key skill Required
- Calling Clients
- Customer Service
- Project leader