Occupational Therapist Assistant
The occupational therapist assistant is a qualified professional person provides occupational therapy services to patients in a clinical setting as prescribed by the attending physician and supervising OTR
- Plans activities and provides occupational therapy services
- Records type of treatment and patient’s reaction to it on clinical/progress notes, which are written on the day of the visit and incorporated in the patient’s record weekly.
- Maintains adequate records on all patient’s, including summary reports
- Utilizes community resources and Agency personnel for proper referral
- Be supervised by an OT as follows: Follow guidelines for supervision as outlined by the Executive Council for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners
- Participates in staff development activities and in-service education as requested
- Confirms, on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Office Manager to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel
- Notifies Clinic of absences due to illness, emergency leave, normal vacation periods, or special professional meetings, which will all affect agreed services with the Clinic
- Participates with staff, supervising OT, patient, and physician in discharge planning activities
- At least an associate’s degree
- One (1) full year of supervised work experience preferred
- Licensure or certification by the state of Texas as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant.
The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant reports directly to the Supervising OTR.
- Read 12 point or larger type
- Hear and speak in a manner understood by most people
- Stoop and bend; must be able to lift and transfer patients
- Must be able to operate motor vehicle and travel to prospective patient’s residences