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Occupational Therapy Aides - 31-2012.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Under close supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing patient and treatment room.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Certified Occupational Rehabilitation Aide (CORA)
  • Direct Service Professional
  • Direct Support Staff
  • Occupational Therapy Aide (OT Aide)
  • Occupational Therapy Technician (OT Tech)
  • Rehabilitation Aide (Rehab Aide)
  • Rehabilitation Services Aide
  • Rehabilitation Technician (Rehab Tech)
  • Restorative Aide
  • Restorative Coordinator

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Accompany patients on outings, providing transportation when necessary.
  • Adjust and repair assistive devices and make adaptive changes to other equipment and to environments.
  • Assist educational specialists or clinical psychologists in administering situational or diagnostic tests to measure client's abilities or progress.
  • Assist occupational therapists in planning, implementing, and administering therapy programs to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance, using selected activities and special equipment.
  • Demonstrate therapy techniques, such as manual and creative arts and games.
  • Encourage patients and attend to their physical needs to facilitate the attainment of therapeutic goals.
  • Evaluate the living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients.
  • Instruct patients and families in work, social, and living skills, the care and use of adaptive equipment, and other skills to facilitate home and work adjustment to disability.
  • Manage intradepartmental infection control and equipment security.
  • Observe patients' attendance, progress, attitudes, and accomplishments and record and maintain information in client records.
  • Perform clerical, administrative, and secretarial duties, such as answering phones, restocking and ordering supplies, filling out paperwork, and scheduling appointments.
  • Prepare and maintain work area, materials, and equipment and maintain inventory of treatment and educational supplies.
  • Report to supervisors or therapists, verbally or in writing, on patients' progress, attitudes, attendance, and accomplishments.
  • Supervise patients in choosing and completing work assignments or arts and crafts projects.
  • Transport patients to and from the occupational therapy work area.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Accompany patients or clients on outings to provide assistance.
  • Administer screening tests to determine abilities or treatment needs.
  • Communicate patient status to other health practitioners.
  • Encourage patients during therapeutic activities.
  • Engage patients in exercises or activities.
  • Implement therapeutic programs to improve patient functioning.
  • Inventory medical supplies or equipment.
  • Maintain medical equipment or instruments.
  • Maintain medical records.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Move patients to or from treatment areas.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Prepare medical reports or documents.
  • Prepare patient treatment areas for use.
  • Record vital statistics or other health information.
  • Schedule patient procedures or appointments.
  • Stock medical or patient care supplies.
  • Teach basic living or other adaptive skills to patients or caregivers.
  • Teach medical procedures or medical equipment use to patients.
  • Teach medical procedures to healthcare personnel.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Occupational Therapy Aide