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
05.18.2017
Sports Med & Phys Therapy Aide - (3040147) Description Exact percentage and focus of following responsibilities is according to the individual position, service and department needs: This position functions under the direct supervision...
01.06.2017
The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant administers specified evaluations, conducts general activity programs, and assists in implementing specific treatment programs under the guidance of a licensed Occupational Therapist. Minimum...
05.15.2017
Position Summary: 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...
06.21.2017
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...
05.04.2017
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...
03.14.2014
Implements treatment plans developed and supervised by a Licensed Occupational Therapist. Treatment involves activities to restore function, activities of daily living, home management, range of motion, strength, endurance, coordination, work...
06.21.2017
The Occupational Therapy Assistant position is located in Fishers, Indiana. Job Duties OTA will work and provide occupational therapy services as outlined in the plan of care OTA will be responsible for managing and scheduling patient...
06.21.2017
HSL specializes in geriatric physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology. Our therapists help seniors realize their full potential at all phases of life so that the senior years can be lived to their fullest. We are...
05.31.2017
The Occupational Therapy supervisor will communicate timely, clearly and in a professional manner with staff, patients, patient family members, physicians and other internal/external customers. The supervisor will demonstrate skills in listening,...
05.09.2017
Description Role Purpose: The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) delivers a high level of quality therapy services upon physician referral and under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist. The COTA will help to maximize...
06.21.2017
- Occupational Therapist - UC Medical Center - Occupational Therapy (043362) Job Description Occupational Therapist - UC Medical Center - Occupational Therapy(Job Number: 043362) Description Primary Purpose: Plan, organize and...
06.21.2017
Physical Therapy Aide assists and performs any activities pertaining to patient care. Provides treatment as requested by the Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy Assistant. Job duties consist of assisting patients with therapeutic exercisesk...
06.10.2017
Rehabilitation aide performs a variety of duties to support provision of patient care, including but not limited to assisting with therapy sessions, maintaining clean and appropriate equipment, maintaining toys and storage areas and maintaining...
06.21.2017
This is a weekend PRN, non-benefited, non-exempt position. Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Therapy Department Director, staff Therapists, and the Senior Therapy Aide, the Therapy Aide is responsible for transporting,...
04.04.2017
The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant performs treatments as directed by the Occupational Therapist. Coordinates patient care with members of other departments and other staff within the Therapy Services Department. Documents treatments...
  1. Sports Med & Phys Therapy Aide Nantucket, MA Nantucket Cottage Hospital
    Sports Med & Phys Therapy Aide - (3040147) Description Exact percentage and focus of following responsibilities is according to the individual position, service and department needs: This position functions under the direct supervision...
  2. Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Hendersonville, NC Pardee Hospital
    The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant administers specified evaluations, conducts general activity programs, and assists in implementing specific treatment programs under the guidance of a licensed Occupational Therapist. Minimum...
  3. Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Oxford, NC Granville Health System
    Position Summary: 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...
  4. Occupational Therapy Assistant Tulsa, OK Hillcrest Medical Center
    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...
  5. Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Lawton, OK Southwestern Medical Center
    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...
  6. LIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASST Lumberton, NC Southeastern Regional Medical Center
    Implements treatment plans developed and supervised by a Licensed Occupational Therapist. Treatment involves activities to restore function, activities of daily living, home management, range of motion, strength, endurance, coordination, work...
  7. Occupational Therapy Assistant Indianapolis, IN Community Health Network
    The Occupational Therapy Assistant position is located in Fishers, Indiana. Job Duties OTA will work and provide occupational therapy services as outlined in the plan of care OTA will be responsible for managing and scheduling patient...
  8. Occupational Therapy Assistant Roslindale, MA Hebrew SeniorLife
    HSL specializes in geriatric physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology. Our therapists help seniors realize their full potential at all phases of life so that the senior years can be lived to their fullest. We are...
  9. Supervisor, Occupational Therapy St. Louis Park, MN Park Nicollet Health Services
    The Occupational Therapy supervisor will communicate timely, clearly and in a professional manner with staff, patients, patient family members, physicians and other internal/external customers. The supervisor will demonstrate skills in listening,...
  10. Occupational Therapy Assistant Oklahoma City, OK St. Anthony Hospital
    Description Role Purpose: The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) delivers a high level of quality therapy services upon physician referral and under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist. The COTA will help to maximize...
  11. Occupational Therapist - UC Medical Center - Occupational Therapy Cincinnati, OH University of Cincinnati Medical Center
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  12. Physical Therapy Aide - South Guntersville, AL Marshall Medical Centers
    Physical Therapy Aide assists and performs any activities pertaining to patient care. Provides treatment as requested by the Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy Assistant. Job duties consist of assisting patients with therapeutic exercisesk...
  13. Rehabilitation Therapy Aide Minneapolis, MN Children's Minnesota
    Rehabilitation aide performs a variety of duties to support provision of patient care, including but not limited to assisting with therapy sessions, maintaining clean and appropriate equipment, maintaining toys and storage areas and maintaining...
  14. Physical Therapy Aide Moscow, ID Gritman Medical Center
    This is a weekend PRN, non-benefited, non-exempt position. Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Therapy Department Director, staff Therapists, and the Senior Therapy Aide, the Therapy Aide is responsible for transporting,...
  15. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT CERTIFIED (COTA) Osceola, IA Clarke County Hospital
    The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant performs treatments as directed by the Occupational Therapist. Coordinates patient care with members of other departments and other staff within the Therapy Services Department. Documents treatments...