Occupational Therapy Aides


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.
Also called: Occupational Therapy Aide (OT Aide), Occupational Therapy Technician (OT Tech), Rehabilitation Aide (Rehab Aide), Rehabilitation Technician (Rehab Tech)

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • psychology
    Health
  • therapy and counseling

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Electronic medical record EMR software
  • MEDITECH software
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    associate's degree
    high school diploma/GED
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