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Occupational Therapy Assistant

 

Job Description

Position: Occupational Therapy Assistance

Reports to: Lead Motor Therapist/Supervising Therapist

Summary of duties:

The Occupational Therapy assistant, working as part of a trans-disciplinary team of providers, treats children ages birth to three years. Under the guidance of a licensed occupational therapist, the occupational therapy assistant implements appropriate treatment Associates degree from an accredited college/university

  • Associates degree from an accredited college/university is necessary a Bachelor’s degree is desirable but not necessary
  • Current New Mexico issued Occupational Therapy license on file in the Administrative Office
  • Desire to continue career improvement

Sample job tasks:

  • Direct and indirect occupational therapy treatment
  • Staff training and development
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) supervision
  • Attend meetings as necessary
  • Adaptation of equipment and environment as needed
  • Acquisition of wheel chairs and other pieces of equipment as needed
  • Support marketing activities

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:

  • Requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials.
  • Requires stooping, bending, and reaching.
  • Must work in noisy and crowded environments.

Parent support

  • Provide parents with information regarding their child’s present level of development and expected next steps
  • Encourage and train parents in appropriate methods to advocate for their and their child’s needs

Record keeping and paperwork

  • Complete daily treatment notes
  • In conjunction with supervising occupational therapist the occupational therapy assistant will provided regular progress reports in a timely manner
  • In conjunction with supervising occupational therapist the occupational therapy assistant will complete transition reports in a timely manner
  • Complete billing in a timely manner
  • Complete employee payroll paperwork requirements in a timely manner

Clinical services

  • Provide developmentally appropriate occupational therapy services using direct and indirect methodologies

Meetings

  • Attend staff meetings
  • Attend collaborative meetings
  • Attend staffing meetings
  • Other meetings as required

Training

  • The Occupational Therapy assistant will participate in company provided trainings
  • The Occupational Therapy assistant will provide ongoing informal trainings for team members
  • The Occupational Therapy assistant will provide formal trainings to staff members as requested

Other

  • Comply with policies and procedures
  • Covid-19 Vaccination recommended
  • Other duties as assigned
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