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
02.01.2018
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02.23.2018
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;...
02.23.2018
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;...
02.23.2018
High School graduate or GED equivalent Licensure/Certification/Registration: At Infirmary Therapy Services, BLS Desired Qualifications: Basic knowledge of therapy procedures and patient care techniques Responsibilities Infirmary...
02.23.2018
- 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. POSITION WILL ROTATE BETWEEN...
02.23.2018
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02.20.2013
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02.16.2018
Associate Degree Required SC Medical License Position Summary The Per Visit Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), under the direction of the Rehab Director/Manager provides therapy services planned, delegated and supervised by...
02.23.2018
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...
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...
03.01.2013
Licensed in North Carolina to practice as Occupational Therapy assistant. Experience in acute care, home health and long term care preferred.
02.23.2018
Assists patients with rehabilitative activities and exercises scheduled in a treatment plan, under the supervision of an occupational therapist, to improve patients' quality of life and ability to perform daily activities. Provides, monitors and...
02.23.2018
Park Ridge Health Park Ridge Health has provided whole-person care to the Henderson County community for more than 100 years. Inspired by our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, we continually look for ways to bring hope,...
02.23.2018
Graduate from an accredited therapy assistant program Licensure/Certification/Registration: State license required Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS Employee must receive State license within 90 days of employment...
02.23.2018
We are looking for a dynamic OT for a split position between 3 Outpatient clinics and sporadic short term swing bed setting in our service areas (Pinehurst, Raeford, Rockingham and Troy, NC). Weekend rotation every 4th weekend in Acute Care as...
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