CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

A & D Home Health Care
JOB DESCRIPTION

CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

PURPOSES

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, under the supervision of Registered Occupational Therapist, shall:

- assist the Occupational Therapist in providing specifically assigned service activities in accordance with a written therapy plan based upon a physician’s orders and in accordance with established policies and procedures

- participate in and assist the Occupational Therapist in developing and reviewing the initial and comprehensive assessments of a patient’s needs and the individualized care plan, and subsequent quarterly reviews

- perform all other related duties as assigned by the Registered Occupational Therapist

- Ensure that visit information regarding therapy services rendered are accurately sent to the Agency in a timely manner Demonstrate knowledge of and:

- Attend participate in, and complete all mandatory in-service education/training as required by the state regulations.

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant shall possess:

- as a minimum, an Associate’s Degree as a Occupational Therapy Assistant from an accredited college or university

- a current, unencumbered certification to practice in this state as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

- a current, unencumbered driver’s license in this state. One (1) year of experience providing occupational therapy services to residents in a health care setting is preferred.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
(WITH OR WITHOUT THE AID OF MECHANICAL DEVICES)

> The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant shall be able to:

> Move intermittently throughout the day

> Cope with the mental, emotional and physical stresses of the position

> Relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times,hostile patients.

> See and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met

> Lift, push, pull and move a minimum of fifty (50) pounds be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability

*I have reviewed my job description and agree to perform all duties mentioned to the best of my ability; I understand that my job duties may change as the needs of the agency change. I further agree to notify my immediate supervisor if I am unable to complete any of my job duties in a timely manner.