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Occupational Therapist Assistant (9339)

Company: Alpha Rae Personnel Inc
Location: Tiffin
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job duties may require both in-person and virtual interaction while providing service(s) to multi-system youth with complex needs. Trauma Informed Care (TIC) knowledge preferred

JOB DUTIES IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE: (These duties are illustrative only. Incumbents may perform some or all of these duties or other job-related duties as assigned.)
--- Assists in implementing & planning of standard occupational therapy treatments, techniques & activities within scope of practice as set forth in Division (5)(c) of Section 4755.01 of Ohio Revised Code under general supervision of an occupational therapist (e.g., develop, improve or restore function, compensate for dysfunction &/or minimize debilitation for persons diagnosed with chronic or acute physical handicaps, emotional disorders &/or developmental disabilities such as mental illness, schizophrenia & depression; administers standardized assessments such as Kohl man Evaluation of Living Skills & Allen level Cognitive Screen; assist patients in increasing skills necessary to cope with daily living; provides treatment to patients on one on one or in group settings; participates in design & construction of orthotic devices/adaptive equipment &/or modifications of wheelchairs; prepares patients for independent community living to include motor skills, anger management, stress management; provides community resources for peer support & recovery; refers patients to local county agencies for employment, schooling, training, socialization &/or mental health services; provides input in conjunction with treatment team members to develop treatment goals & objectives; participates with treatment team & unit manager in developing methodologies, policies & procedures for implementation of occupational therapy program).

--- Conducts interviews with clients, gather information & history of client through information obtained in interviews & chart reviews of occupational therapy assessments; participates in treatment team meetings to discuss patients performance & progress in occupational therapy groups &/or one-on-one interventions; collaborates with treatment team members (e.g., psychology; social worker; case manager) to develop individual patient programs, progress notes, weekly &/or monthly updates.

--- Maintain patient logs & records of interventions, completes & compiles written & verbal reports (e.g. weekly, monthly, progress, incidental, forensic, confidential chart review) for treatment teams, patients, service providers & families; complete forms & discharge documentation related to occupational therapy treatments & services, organize funds utilized for snacks, unit parties & activities to include shopping for food & supplies; fills out purchase orders for unit supplies & materials for group activities; attends workshops, seminars & in-service education programs & special events; oversees activities of occupational student interns.

Knowledge of occupational therapy; safety practices relative to occupational therapy; social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, social work); Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy & Athletic Trainer Board laws, rules & guidelines*; HIPPA laws, rules & guidelines*. Skill in use & maintenance of orthotic & prosthetic devices & occupational therapy equipment; * personal computer & related software*. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables within familiar context; calculate fractions, decimals & percentages; define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; counsel or encourage others on sensitive issues; redirect & de-escalate patients who become agitated or aggressive towards other patients &/or staff; assists with putting violent / hostile patients in 4 point restraints. (*)Developed after employment.

Current State of Ohio Occupational Therapy Assistant License pursuant to Section 4755.02 of Revised Code. -Or limited permit pursuant to Section 4755.07, to persons who have satisfied requirements of Divisions (A) to (C) of Section 4755.06.


Keywords: Alpha Rae Personnel Inc, Toledo , Occupational Therapist Assistant (9339), Healthcare , Tiffin, Ohio

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