|Profession||Skills Required||Duties Performed|
|Occupational Therapist Aide
- Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Operation and Control: Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
- Evaluate the living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled clients.
- Encourage patients and attend to their physical needs to facilitate the attainment of therapeutic goals.
- Manage intradepartmental infection control and equipment security.
- Management of Financial Resources: Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
- Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Equipment Maintenance: Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Teach independent living skills or techniques such as adaptive eating, medication management, diabetes management, and personal management.
- Train clients to use adaptive equipment such as large print, reading stands, lamps, writing implements, software, and electronic devices.
- Select activities that will help individuals learn work and life-management skills within limits of their mental and physical capabilities.
|Occupational Therapist Assistant
- Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Operations Analysis: Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
- Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Evaluate the daily living skills and capacities of physically, developmentally or emotionally disabled clients.
- Perform clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, collecting data, and documenting health insurance billings.
- Implement, or assist occupational therapists with implementing, treatment plans designed to help clients function independently.