Occupational Therapy Assistant- Adaptive Rehab Services



Mansfield, OH


Medical Lab/ Medical Asst.


Occupational Therapy Assistant

Mansfield, OH 44903

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Position: Occupational Therapy Assistant

Supervisor: Director of Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapist

Essential Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited program.
  • Current licensure as Occupational Therapy Assistant in practicing state(s)
  • Assume responsibility for ongoing continuing education and professional development to maintain current licensure and certification.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide occupational therapy services to residents in accordance with established standards of practice, Company procedures, Therapy Department procedures and productivity standards under the direction of the Occupational Therapist.
  • Adhere to Company procedures regarding documentation and billing of occupational therapy services.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment in the implementation and follow-up of resident therapy programs.
  • Conduct screening of residents at regular intervals to determine need for intervention/treatment as allowed by state practice act, company policy, and under the direction and supervision of the Occupational Therapist.
  • Conduct timely screening of residents referred to occupational therapy to determine need for intervention/ treatment as allowed by state practice act, company policy, and under the direction and supervision of the Occupational Therapist.
  • Assist the Occupational Therapist in the evaluation of residents as directed.
  • Assist the Occupational Therapist with the development of treatment plans as directed.
  • Establish individual resident therapy schedules in cooperation with the Occupational Therapist and other team members.
  • Conduct treatment according to the established treatment plan.
  • Assist in the selection of occupational therapy techniques/ media, the sequence of activities, and adaptation of techniques/ media based on resident’s response to intervention in conjunction with the Occupational Therapist.
  • Monitor resident’s response to intervention and discuss adaptation of treatment with the Occupational Therapist to attain goals in accordance with established plan of care and physician orders.
  • Participate in resident, family/ responsible party and staff education by instructing on occupational therapy procedures, strategies, recommendations and/ or program to enhance carry over outside of therapy sessions and in preparation for discontinuation of therapy services.
  • Confer formally and informally with other team members in coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the resident.
  • Participate in discharge planning.
  • Supervise Rehabilitation Aides, Occupational Therapy Aides, students and volunteers as directed and within state practice guidelines.
  • Provide education to the rehabilitation department, facility staff and community as directed.
  • Report to work on time and coordinate schedule to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency during assigned shift.
  • Assist with and participates in Quality Assurance Program as required.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled training, educational classes and meetings required or requested for position.
  • Adhere to high standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene and dress code.
  • Adhere to all policies of company, including job description, certification requirements, mission statement, HIPAA, confidentiality standards and resident rights.
  • Maintain a current knowledge of law and regulations regarding rehabilitative services and consults with supervisor to ensure that all employment actions are in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Ensure a safe environment and utilizes tools and equipment in a safe manner complying with all infection control, universal precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
  • Report all hazardous conditions including incidents, injuries and equipment to Supervisor/ appropriate personnel immediately.
  • Responds to and acts appropriately in emergency or disaster situations.
  • Adapt to changes in responsibilities in a positive manner, is receptive to new ways of completing tasks and is flexible in carrying out assignments.
  • Communicate and interact professionally and effectively with residents and coworkers ensuring a cooperative environment while maintaining self-control.
  • Communicate and interact professionally and respectfully with family members in attending to and meeting their requests.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned and as required to effectively discharge the responsibilities of the position and are in the best interests of the organization.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to constantly operate computer and other office productivity machinery (phone, printer, copier, etc.)
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to look at a computer monitor for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to walk throughout facility and department, tolerate constant/ repetitive standing, traverse stairs, stoop, bend, squat, kneel and reach when performing daily work.
  • Travel: As needed.
  • Maintain predictable attendance

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