Occupational Therapy Aide - Job Description, Duties, Education, Skills, Salary, & Growth

Occupational Therapy Aide

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Job Description

 

Occupational therapy aides work under close supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant to perform only delegated, selected, and routine tasks in specific situations.

These duties include preparing patient and treatment room. An occupational therapy aide is typically responsible for preparing materials and assembling equipment used during treatments.

They are also responsible for a wide variety of clerical duties.

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Responsibilities

 

Occupational Therapy Aides perform clerical duties along with tasks appointed to them by their supervisors. Their duties include:

  • Preparing patients

  • Preparing treatment areas

  • Appointment scheduling

  • Answering the telephone

  • Ordering depleted supplies

  • Restocking new supplies

  • Completing insurance forms and other paperwork

OT aides are not licensed so, by law, they are not allowed to perform a wide range of tasks that are open to occupational therapy assistants.

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Skills

 

Physical Endurance

Must be able to be physical for many hours to help their supervisors as needed. They must be able to bend, twist, lift, crouch, kneel, push/pull.

Emotional Stability

Must be able to handle the emotional stress of working with impaired patients in need of compassionate health care.

Multitasking

The ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Interpersonal

Must be able to interact with supervisors and other medical professionals to complete tasks in a timely and effective manner.

Communication

Must be able to clearly convey thoughts and ideas to interact with supervisors and patients to effectively complete tasks.

Empathy

Must be compassionate and able to empathize with a patient's pain and other difficulties.

Dexterity

Must work well with your hands and be nimble.

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Working Conditions

 

The typical variable work schedules of occupational therapy aides may include evening and weekend hours.

This will depend on the facility in which they are employed and whether they are a full-time or part-time employee.

Many health care facilities and outpatient therapy centers offer weekend and evening appointments to help accommodate patients’ personal schedules.

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Salary Outlook

Title Company Location Posted
11.14.2017
Position Summary The Registered Occupational Therapist provides patient care based upon a total assessment and written evaluation that is appropriate for the patients need and medical condition and provides such care in compliance with the...
12.13.2017
Assesses patients and designs occupational therapy treatments. Help patients to develop, maintain and recover their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments. Testing and evaluating the physical and mental abilities of patients;...
12.13.2017
Assesses patients and designs occupational therapy treatments. Help patients to develop, maintain and recover their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments. Testing and evaluating the physical and mental abilities of patients;...
12.13.2017
- Associates degree required - 1-2 years experience is required MAIN FUNCTION: CARRIES OUT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PATIENT CARE PROGRAMS OR PORTIONS THEREOF, AS PLANNED AND DIRECTED BY THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:...
12.13.2017
Assesses patients and designs occupational therapy treatments. Help patients to develop, maintain and recover their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments. Testing and evaluating the physical and mental abilities of patients;...
08.06.2017
Provide occupational therapy services to patients/clients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease, or other causes; provide prevention and...
11.30.2017
The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant provides patient care based upon a total assessment and written evaluation that is appropriate for the patients need and medical condition and provides such care in compliance with the hospital and...
12.13.2017
PRN Responsible for assisting the Occupational Therapist in providing Occupational Therapy services to patients/clients of all ages who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status...
12.13.2017
Conducts medically prescribed occupational therapy programs as planned and directed by the occupational therapist.
11.01.2017
Job Summary: Livingston HealthCare Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant provides in-patient care subacute (swing bed) care, and home care all of which is under the supervision of the patients primary Occupational Therapist. Essential...
11.09.2017
University Health - Monroe, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services Evaluates task performance skills, plans and implements programs designed to restore the patient's abilities. Provides consultation to physicians and others regarding...
12.07.2017
The Occupational Therapist is responsible in the daily coordination and delivery of occupational therapy services implementing specific treatment programs for individual patients and patient groups according to the principles and practices of...
12.13.2017
Provide occupational Therapy treatment according to OT plan of care and other duties assigned as by OTR. Graduate of OTA program, MN licensure, NBCOT certified/registered. New grads encouraged to apply. Apply Apply Now
10.20.2017
- OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT - ACUTE CARE (OT 004RT) Job Description OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT - ACUTE CARE-OT 004RT Description Position: Occupational Therapy Assistant Location: Chapel Hill / Main Hospital Hours: Days,...
11.17.2017
Req ID: 39957 Meets patients needs for Skilled Occupational Therapy Provided at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's Hospital Based Outpatient Therapy Department, and Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Department at Abbott Northwestern...
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