Top Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.4% of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant resumes contained Occupational Therapy Services as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Occupational Therapy Services

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Here's how Occupational Therapy Services is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Provide occupational therapy services to children with developmental and neurological disabilities in a school-based setting, grades Kindergarten through eighth grade.
  • Experience with providing occupational therapy services within integrated and self-contained classrooms, including Primary, Intermediate, and Intensive Skills.
  • Delivered inpatient skilled Occupational therapy services to patients with multiple diagnoses and was also Activities Coordinator for the rehab hospital.
  • Provide occupational therapy services to residents in a skilled nursing facility working under the supervision of three occupational therapists.
  • Provided comprehensive Occupational Therapy services for a caseload of eight-ten patients a day at a skilled nursing facility.
  • Provide occupational therapy services in an outpatient clinic to Worker's Compensation patients and physical medicine patients.
  • Provide therapy coverage for Occupational therapy services on a temporary basis, to facilities throughout Southern California.
  • Provided occupational therapy services to children and adults with a variety of developmental/sensory delays and physical impairments.
  • Provide patient specific occupational therapy services for geriatric residents with various physical and cognitive impairments following evaluation.
  • Delivered effective clinical Occupational Therapy services to patients to maximize patient's functional outcomes and goals.
  • Provide occupational therapy services to children within an educational setting, early childhood and elementary age.
  • Provide occupational therapy services under the direction of OTR* Participate in home evaluations, recommending modifications
  • Skilled Nursing Facility offering occupational therapy services to geriatric clients with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Provide patient specific occupational therapy services for geriatric residents in a sub acute treatment facility.
  • Provided occupational therapy services on an inpatient, outpatient and continuing day treatment psychiatric programs.
  • Provided occupational therapy services as a contractor to a variety of practice settings as requested.
  • Provided occupational therapy services to children with developmental, neurological, emotional disturbance/mental health diagnoses.
  • Provided Occupational Therapy services under the supervision of OTR to adult and geriatric population.
  • Provide individualized Occupational Therapy services to geriatric patients living in assisted living facility.
  • Provided on call Occupational Therapy services to any individual who required skilled intervention.

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2. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Performed clinical observations and assessments in order to develop treatment plans for children with a variety of developmental delays and disorders.
  • Monitored RUG levels, completed ADL tasks, developed treatment plans, attending morning meetings, collaboration with nursing/social worker/administrator
  • Implement individualized treatment plans using clinical reasoning to grade therapeutic activities to assist clients meeting treatment goals.
  • Implemented and adjusted therapeutic activities within established treatment plans to promote functional independence in the home setting.
  • Collaborate with clinical teams and caregivers to ensure effective program implementation and adherence to treatment plans.
  • Assisted licensed supervising occupational therapist in developing treatment plans for patients requiring ongoing therapy intervention.
  • Delivered effective treatment plans focusing on patient needs under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist
  • Assist occupational therapist to implement treatment plans designed to help clients reach functional independence.
  • Provided skilled services following treatment plans as indicated in this Skilled Nursing Facility.
  • Treat patient according to personalized treatment plans designed by supervising Occupational Therapist.
  • Contribute to the development and modification of individualized, goal-directed treatment plans.
  • Implemented patients individualized treatment plans as established by the primary Occupational Therapist.
  • Developed treatment plans and provided therapy for children with neurological involvement.
  • Developed individualized treatment plans including strategies, purpose and outcome measures.
  • Carried out specific treatment plans developed by supervising Occupational Therapist.
  • Follow treatment plans that were established upon initial evaluation.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team to establish appropriate treatment plans.
  • Developed individualized Sensory Diets and individualized treatment plans.
  • Implemented treatment plans as determined by Occupational Therapist.
  • Follow treatment plans designed by Occupational Therapist.

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3. ADL

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Here's how ADL is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Administered Screenings, referrals and recommendations that resulted increase in residents receiving needed therapy services that enhanced ADL performance.
  • Complete ADL and cognitive assessments to determine ability to function independently.
  • Accomplished ADL performance improvement through the delivery of Occupational therapy treatments.
  • Developed low vision ADL programs for community and individual education.
  • Assist with discharge planning and educate patients, family/caregivers on appropriate home care, including positioning, transferring, and ADL.
  • Educate patients on ADL's, UE exercise, energy conservation techniques, wheelchair positioning and assist with specialized seating.
  • Worked on functional transfers, ADL/IADL training, home training, therapeutic exercise, therapeutic activities, client centered activities.
  • Complete initial ADL evaluation, weekly progress notes, and discharge summaries under the supervision of a Registered Occupational Therapist.
  • Provided clients with increased knowledge and abilities to live independently during ADL training, strength training, and physical mobility.
  • Provided therapeutic ex., ADL and transfer training, instruction in home safety, energy conservation and compensatory techniques.
  • Teach patients ADL tasks reorienting them to activities such as bathing, toileting, grooming/hygiene, and eating.
  • Provided in home OT to the elderly including energy saving techniques to enhance the performance of ADL's.
  • Provision of individual treatment for remediation of self-care/IADL, balance, strengthening and endurance, visual perceptual skills.
  • Complete ADL's, IADL's, progress notes, billing, maintenance and recreational therapy session.
  • Developed specified ADL, HEP, pulmonary, resistance activity, and cognitive programs for each patient.
  • Direct service- evaluation and intervention for gross motor, fine-motor, oral-motor/self-feeding, perceptual and ADL skills.
  • Treated patients in a variety of settings educating compensatory techniques in ADL's and IADL's.
  • Observe, problem solve and suggest positioning techniques to enhance ADL participation and maximize function.
  • Assist Occupational Therapists by performing ADL assessments to determine residents' current level of function.
  • Run IADL groups including shopping, cooking and meal preparation with emphasis on proper nutrition.

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4. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Apply concepts of infection control and universal precautions in coordinating and performing patient care activities.
  • Established and maintained effective departmental and interdepartmental relationships for holistic patient care.
  • Provide patient care as an Occupational Therapy Assistant to patients assigned facility.
  • Participated in Interdisciplinary Treatment Team and development of patient care plans.
  • Provide open communication with facility staff to provide optimum patient care.
  • Communicate with supervising therapist and other disciplines about patient care.
  • Communicated weekly with other disciplines regarding patient care.
  • Interacted with orthopedic surgeons regarding patient care.
  • Provision of patient care to meet patient's goals and needs as prescribed by the medical doctor and determined by evaluation.
  • Coordinated with a large team of therapists, social workers, and nursing staff to provide productive and well-rounded patient care.
  • Collaborate and attend interdisciplinary meetings with DOH, case manager, and therapy staff to provide complete comprehensive patient care.
  • Provided instruction to nursing staff and families as well as gym aides and OT techs regarding patient care.
  • Complete needed documentation pertinent to patient care in accordance with facility, corporation, state and federal guidelines.
  • Document patient care in accordance with regulatory, licensing, payer, and accrediting requirements in Rehab Optima.
  • Provide direct patient care in outpatient traumatic brain Injury program, acute care, and outpatient hand therapy.
  • Participate in patient care plans and provide input of patient's updated current performance during weekly Medicare meetings
  • Provided patient care in Medicare Unit, observing patients' progress with treatment, and rehabilitation.
  • Assist in planning and providing of individual patient care as a member of the inter-disciplinary team.
  • Carried out primary and secondary therapy patient care programs under the supervision of the Licensed Therapist.
  • Provided premium patient care at all times and earned highest possible rating on performance reviews.

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5. Rehab

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Here's how Rehab is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Participate in Interdisciplinary weekly meeting and discharge planning with clinicians and recommend appropriate level of care in preparation for outpatient rehabilitation.
  • Delegated tasks to rehabilitation technicians *Communicates effectively with patients, family, medical staff, care team members and supervisors.
  • Provide functional, goal driven treatment interventions for skilled rehabilitation patients under treating Occupational Therapist while meeting productivity standards.
  • Implemented plan of care for rehabilitation patients in skilled nursing facility set forth by the registered Occupational Therapist.
  • Confer formally and informally with other team/family members in coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the patient.
  • Collaborate with OTR and rehabilitation staff to create STG/LTG s for residents and provided appropriate patient/caregiver education.
  • Consulted with rehabilitation team to select activity program consistent with needs and capabilities of the individual patients.
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant on our Inpatient Rehabilitation Team, and Outpatient Hand Therapy Service Team.
  • Provided rehabilitative services to clients with various impairments including developmental, physical, and cognitive.
  • Work collaboratively with other rehab therapists, under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist.
  • Interacted with adult and elder population admitted to inpatient skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities.
  • Educated patients to keep them informed on necessary home programs and expected rehabilitation outcomes.
  • Conducted hospital and departmental tours for visiting professionals highlighting rehabilitation capabilities and services offered.
  • Provided Occupational Therapy intervention on a Spinal Cord unit, utilizing multidisciplinary rehabilitation staff.
  • Designed programs prudent for patients to maximize rehabilitative outcomes and to return independent function
  • Guided patient rehabilitation and conditioning under Occupational Therapist plan of care and supervision.
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant working with the adult population in a rehabilitation setting.
  • Provide individualized care at an acute rehabilitation hospital with a wide clinical caseload.
  • Provided occupational therapy rehabilitation treatment to patients staying a short term rehabilitation facility.
  • Treated in-patients for rehabilitation with orthopedic, neurology, oncology and psychiatric units.

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6. Otr/L

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Here's how Otr/L is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted OTR/L in yearly occupational therapy evaluations.
  • Provided individualized interventions to patients of various diagnosis under the general supervision of the OTR/L in an Acute Care Setting.
  • Assisted Living facility COTA/L working with OTR/L to provide restorative and rehabilitative care to residents with a team approach.
  • Provided 300+ hours of daily treatments (individual/group therapy) to patients under the supervision of OTR/L and COTA.
  • Worked as a team member performing collaboration with pt, OTR/L and other disciplines while providing excellent customer service.
  • Implemented therapeutic interventions under the supervision of an OTR/L for children with developmental disabilities in a school based setting.
  • Completed home-evaluations under the supervision of the OTR/L and recommended the proper in-home modifications to ensure safe discharge.
  • Work autonomously at contract school sites and collaborate with off-site OTR/L regarding patient's plan of care.
  • Assist the OTR/L with the screening process by conducting occupational therapy questionnaires with newly admitted patients.
  • Developed, and implemented sensory diets, utilizing different strategies in collaboration with an OTR/L.
  • Provide therapy in patients homes and a SNF under the direction of an OTR/L.
  • Collaborated with OTR/L on seating systems, types of w/c and adaptations to w/c.
  • Provided individualized skilled interventions to Home Health patients under the supervision of an OTR/L.
  • Maintained appropriate and accurate records on all patients/residents as directed by the OTR/L.
  • Prepared daily/weekly notes and recommended changes to treatment plan to OTR/L as needed.
  • Provided reports for annual and three year IEP meetings in collaboration with OTR/L.
  • Reported observations of patients performance and responses to services to the OTR/L.
  • Completed treatment to patients in long term setting as directed by OTR/L.
  • Administered ACLS (Allen Cognitive Level Screen) under supervision of OTR/L.
  • Contributed to the assessment process under the direction of an OTR/L.

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7. Independent Living

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Here's how Independent Living is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Developed and implemented purposeful treatment interventions based on OTR recommendations focused around activities of daily living and basic independent living skills.
  • Developed and implemented independent living skills programs for geriatric clients seeking to return home or to an assisted living environment.
  • Provided group exercise to members of the independent living community.
  • Implemented aqua therapy program and Wii-habilitation program to residents of the healthcare and independent living apartments.
  • Provided occupational therapy services in a sensory clinical setting to pediatric clients with various diagnoses to improve academic functioning and independent living
  • Composed and completed integrative group therapy and sensory retraining activities for a geriatric population in an independent living facility.

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8. Adaptive Equipment

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Here's how Adaptive Equipment is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Provide client, family and caregiver education in adaptive equipment, durable medical equipment, home exercise programs and compensatory strategies.
  • Developed activities of daily living programs to educate proper use of adaptive equipment, adaptive techniques, and environmental adaptations.
  • Educate patients and caregivers concerning safety including transfers, body mechanics, use of adaptive equipment and compensatory strategies.
  • Provided patient and family education concerning energy conservation techniques, precautions, and proper use of adaptive equipment.
  • Designed customized positioning and adaptive equipment to increase patient functioning; successfully fabricated elbow and hand splints.
  • Educated patients on energy conservation techniques, proper utilization of adaptive equipment and safety tips.
  • Perform patient and family education on adaptive equipment, compensatory techniques and available community resources.
  • Issued and recommended proper adaptive equipment pieces to increase patient independence with self-care activities.
  • Educated patients with use of adaptive equipment and compensatory approaches to make daily living easier
  • Educated residents on compensatory techniques using adaptive equipment, energy conservation and work simplification.
  • Trained patient and family in adaptive equipment utilization based on individualized need.
  • Performed D/C home evaluations and made adaptive equipment recommendations and safety recommendations.
  • Ordered and assisted occupational therapist in ordering adaptive equipment for patients.
  • Participate in groups, introduce adaptive equipment and order rehab supplies/equipment.
  • Recommended adaptive equipment for patient, and home Completed home evaluations
  • Designed adaptive equipment for proper positioning of patients.
  • Bed positioning Transfers Wheelchair mobility/training Adaptive Equipment Sensory Integration
  • Constructed adaptive equipment, self-help devices as recommended.
  • Monitored and provided adaptive equipment as needed.
  • Fabricated adaptive equipment, including splints.

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9. Cota/L

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Here's how Cota/L is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Provided quality therapeutic intervention to residents/patients assuring positive discharge outcomes as a COTA/L.
  • Perform daily COTA/L responsibilities in a skilled nursing facility setting.
  • Worked as PRN COTA/L for facility.
  • Full time COTA/L with experience in short term orthopedic, long term care and outpatient rehab.
  • Fulfilled the duties of a COTA/L in a healthcare setting through a 13 week contract.
  • contracted through ALF) COTA/L Sept 2014-Present Works closely with medical staff to reach client's goals through effective communication skills.

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10. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted outreach, advocacy and rehabilitative services for regular cases and crisis intervention.
  • Performed functional needs assessments, motor proficiency tests, and crisis intervention strategies.
  • Assist with crisis interventions 6.

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11. Physical Therapy

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Here's how Physical Therapy is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Communicated clients' progress to Register Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapy/Speech Therapy/Nursing/Family/Doctors etc.
  • Run weekly sensory motor group in collaboration with physical therapy, creating sensory activities and placing the students in alternative positioning.
  • Consulted daily with physical therapy assistant to coordinate daily treatment scheduling and activities to prevent overlap of services.
  • Co-treated with speech language pathologist and physical therapy to provide an interdisciplinary treatment approach to clients.
  • Collaborate with physical therapist/physical therapy assistants on assigned floors to ensure patients' success with therapy.
  • Partnered with Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Nursing and Dietary departments to regain prior level of function upon discharge.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines such as physical therapy, speech therapy, and school psychology to problem solve various situations.
  • Support Speech, OT, and Physical Therapy Team with sensory intervention strategies and behavioral intervention strategies during treatments.
  • Work with and collaborate with Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Restorative Therapy and Art Therapy.
  • Collaborated with physical therapy and speech therapy to best meet the patients' needs and goals.
  • Collaborate with teachers, Physical therapy, Speech and other team members.
  • Provide orientation and training to new PTA's Physical Therapy Assistants.
  • Carried out assignments given by the Director of Physical Therapy.
  • Collaborated with Speech therapy and Physical therapy to provide care.
  • Team player worked closely with physical therapy and speech.
  • Consult with Physical Therapy and Speech Pathologists.
  • Supervised 2 Physical Therapist, 2Occupational Therapist, and 1 Physical Therapy Assistant and managed a caseload of 7 patients.
  • Collaborated closely with Physical Therapy on various treatments Reported monthly to the treatment team on the child's progress
  • Participated in interdisciplinary team treatment with physical therapy Complete daily progress notes Actively participated in community re-entry

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12. Group Therapy Sessions

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Here's how Group Therapy Sessions is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Created and facilitated group therapy sessions.
  • Conduct weekly individual and group therapy sessions on caseload of 40-50 students with identified needs of students in the public-school system.
  • Performed patient assessments, treatment planning, scheduled and conducted group therapy sessions, developed and organized craft groups.
  • Developed group therapy sessions designed to increase patient's ability to return home.
  • Participate in and lead group therapy sessions.
  • Organize and run group therapy sessions.
  • Led Fine Motor Group therapy sessions for preschool students Attended IEP meetings.
  • Developed and implemented inpatient occupational therapy programs Led individual and group therapy sessions Supervised COTA and OT interns

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13. IEP

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Here's how IEP is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Collaborated with other disciplinarians to enhance student's education regarding their IEP program.
  • Prepared a wide variety of written materials including progress notes, student data sheets, IEP's, and billing forms.
  • Maintained a case load of more than twenty preschool through high school-aged children on an IEP (Individual Education Program).
  • Collaborate with the Occupational Therapist and Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to help develop student goals and objectives.
  • Documented patients' progress and participated in IEP development and meetings, and provided education for teachers and teacher aids.
  • Experience with communicating results/concerns with team members/family members * Experience with documentation and progress notes * Experience with IEP Direct.
  • Update students Individual Educational Plan (IEP) through online service 'IEP Direct' during quarterly and annual assessments.
  • Plan and implement activities that will support the team's functional goals and objectives for the student's IEP.
  • Write lesson plans in order to allow classroom staff to implement IEP goals using an applied behavior analysis method.
  • Assist OTR in writing bi-annual reviews of student's progress for the IEP (Individual Educational Plan).
  • Assist in the creation of realistic/ achievable individual behavior therapy goals in accordance with the IEP, ISP.
  • Participated in developing and writing IEP's for students as well as writing daily and quarterly progress notes.
  • Document session notes and collaborate with OTR on written documentation including progress reports and IEP goal development.
  • Articulated student's strengths, weaknesses and their plan moving forward to team during annual IEP meetings.
  • Attend IEP conferences, assist in development of annual goals, and provide quarterly reports to teachers.
  • Work with special needs students with varying disabilities within the classroom setting based on their IEP goals.
  • Presented evaluations, goals, status reports during IEP update meetings with family and school members.
  • Planned, developed and implemented treatment according to goals on individualized education plan (IEP).
  • Maintain communication with students, teachers, IEP team members, and supervising Occupational Therapist.
  • Provided quarterly and monthly progress reports addressing student individual goals as stated in his/her IEP.

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14. CVA

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Here's how CVA is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Implemented treatment on acute rehabilitation unit for patients with CVA, Brain injuries, spinal cord injured and orthopedic disorders.
  • Provide OT interventions for patients with, Hip replacement, CVA, TBI, Dementia and Parkinson's disease.
  • Experience with movement disorders including Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, CVA, and Cerebral Ataxia.
  • Designed and made a device to aid a patient who had a CVA with dressing.
  • Participated in the design and facilitation of a Men's CVA therapy and exercise group.
  • Fabricated and distributed customized hand splints for CVA (stroke) clients.
  • Helped fabricate customized hand splints for CVA (stroke) patients.
  • Work with adults with various diagnoses, including TKR, THR, and CVA.
  • Worked with patients in home settings with various diagnoses such as hip replacements, CVA, and deconditioning following surgeries.
  • Implement therapeutic treatment to geriatric patients with diagnoses of TKR, dementia, CVA, CABG and others.
  • Worked with ortho patients, CVA's, brain injuries, amputations, and spinal cord injuries.
  • Completed Rehabilitation with CVA, TBI, Deconditioned Pt, total joint replacements, and injuries.
  • Work with patients following CVA, Myocardial Infarction, and post orthopedic surgery.
  • work, delivered services to acute patients with emphasis in CVA and joint replacement
  • Completed Rehabilitation with CVA, TBI, and de-conditioned Pt.
  • Worked with primarily geriatric patients in Skilled Nursing Facility - Specialized in CVAs, MI, and Amputees etc.
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities: Extensive work with Cardiac and Respiratory patients: Trach Vents, CABG and CVA's
  • Skilled Nursing CVA, Hip Fractures, CHF Therapeutic Exercises

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15. Dementia

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Here's how Dementia is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Gained experience with various programs for documentation and gaining further experience in treatment interventions for residents with dementia.
  • Provided Occupational Therapy treatment for dementia and other health related problems of geriatric patients.
  • Developed specialized skills programs for dementia management.
  • Treat patients of numerous diagnoses including those of hip/knee/shoulder surgeries, generalized weakness, cancer, diabetes, dementia, etc.
  • Specialized in dementia, stroke, total joints, multiple fractures, oncology, cardiopulmonary reconditioning, custom wheelchairs
  • Developed and implemented treatment for recovering stroke, orthopedic and dementia patients under direction of the OTR.
  • Treated a wide range of conditions: cardiovascular, orthopedic, pulmonary, and dementia.
  • Gained experience with dementia, passive range of motion, documentation, and more.
  • Experience includes working with orthopedic patients, dementia and cardiac diagnosis.
  • Specialized in providing skilled OT services for the dementia unit.
  • Treated a wide range of conditions, including chronic and acute pain, dislocations, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis and dementia.
  • Experienced in creative problem solving, supervising, handling patients with different levels of dementia, and passing medications.
  • Treat patients with orthopedic, neuro-reeducation, psychiatric, dementia, general weakness, and medically complex.
  • Assisted in dementia, UI, positioning and balance& falls programs.

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16. Durable Medical Equipment

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Here's how Durable Medical Equipment is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Provide patient and caregiver education on positioning, durable medical equipment needs and recommendations and functional transfers.
  • Evaluated and recommended patient/residents need for durable medical equipment for safe discharge home or other facility.
  • Educate patients and family members on recommended durable medical equipment and services upon facility discharge.
  • Recommend Durable Medical Equipment to patients/clients.
  • Consulted w/ the therapy team to assist patients in determining the need for and acquiring durable medical equipment w/ training provided.
  • Experienced with functional transfers, mechanical lifts and durable medical equipment to provide safe functional outcomes for patient/clients.
  • Resolved critical issues related to clinical research, sales, products, durable medical equipment and vendors.
  • Assist with discharge planning, family training and durable medical equipment needs.
  • Home safety visit prior to patient's discharge to determine durable medical equipment needed to maintain safety at home.Home Care Experience

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17. SNF

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Here's how SNF is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Provide therapy to patients in a SNF under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist using a variety of therapeutic techniques.
  • Provided occupational therapy while following POC with OTR in multiple settings including SNF, pediatrics and home health.
  • Worked with SNF and LTC residents with various diagnoses to achieve goals established by the Occupational Therapist.
  • Provided on-call/per Diem, COTA skills for short-term contracts for travel and local MN SNF.
  • Contract Therapist who assisted in Long Term Care in various settings at SNF Facilities.
  • Implement patient treatment following plan of care set by OTR in SNF setting.
  • Perform OT treatment under the supervision of an LOTR in a SNF setting.
  • Provided services for Blue Ridge for assisted living, dementia care and SNF.
  • Provide OT services to residents in SNF's & outpatient clinic
  • Traveled between 3 various SNF's and provided OT treatment.
  • Worked under the supervision of occupational therapist in SNF setting.
  • Contract Therapist for Long Term Care and SNF Facilities.
  • Travel assignment for 13 weeks at Sterling Living Center/SNF.
  • Serve patients in SNF setting with varying diagnoses.
  • Performed duties at SNF for geriatric population.
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Within a SNF.
  • Worked in mental health, SNF's and acute care.
  • Worked as an in house COTA in SNF.
  • Serve as a key member of interdisciplinary healthcare team for a busy SNF and Outpatient Rehabilitation facility.
  • Assisted with the facility start up of 2 SNFs.

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18. Care Plan Meetings

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Here's how Care Plan Meetings is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Participated in care plan meetings and daily multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Participated in inter-disciplinary care plan meetings including discharge planning.
  • Participated in utilization review and weekly care plan meetings.
  • Attend interdisciplinary care plan meetings.
  • Attend multidisciplinary care plan meetings and client/family conferences to report and review client's progress and update the plan of care.
  • Attended care plan meetings and family meetings to discuss plan of care, current level of function and discharge planning.
  • Oversee caseload documentation, perform in-service presentations, participate in care plan meetings with nursing staff and family members.
  • Participated in weekly rehab meetings, care plan meetings with families of patients, and instrumental in discharge planning.
  • Participate in home visits, in care plan meetings, and provide patient and caregiver education as needed.
  • Attend care plan meetings for each patient during their stay to discuss progress made on set goals.
  • Report on patient's progress through Care Plan Meetings and through a variety of progress notes.
  • Set And Track MDS Records For All MDS Assessments Relevant To Therapy And Care Plan Meetings.
  • Documented patients' progress and assisted in discharge planning as well as attended care plan meetings.
  • Screened all admissions for their appropriateness for therapy; attended staffing and care plan meetings.
  • Participated in care plan meetings, including 72 hour meetings and discharge planning.
  • Assisted Rehab Manager with Department head meetings, Care Plan meetings and PPS.
  • Participated in Care Plan meetings as a representative of the Occupational Therapy Dept.
  • Communicated in weekly patient care plan meetings and assisted with plan of care.
  • Participate in weekly care plan meetings to optimize multiple disciplinary treatment goals.
  • Attend care plan meetings to review patient progress and update care plans.

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19. Functional Mobility

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Here's how Functional Mobility is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Designed and educated patients on home exercise programs for attainment of functional mobility and occupational therapy treatment goals.
  • Collect information, measure and order wheelchairs for appropriate residents for functional mobility.
  • Engaged clients in therapeutic activities to increase functional mobility.
  • Performed various functional mobility to increase patient independence.
  • Improved functional mobility and wheelchair mobility skills.
  • Perform Functional Mobility assessments in community setting.
  • Provide in room treatment including, functional mobility, upper extremity strengthening, problem solving tasks and activities of daily living.
  • Assist geriatric population with ADL's, strengthening, and functional mobility to improve quality of life.
  • Assisted patients in a skilled nursing facility to obtain highest level of independence with ADLs, and functional mobility

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20. Sensory Profile

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Here's how Sensory Profile is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Work in conjunction with occupational therapist to conduct assessments such as Scales of Independent Behavior-Revised, and Sensory Profile.
  • Utilized a variety of modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Sensory Profile, and CSSRS (suicide assessment).
  • Administered a variety of assessments including DTVP-3, VMI, BOT-2, Sensory Profile, ETCH, HELP, Peabody etc.
  • Administered evaluation tools (Peabody Developmental Motor Scales Second Edition), Sensory Profile, Day C evaluation tool.
  • Utilized the Peabody Motor Developmental Skills 2nd edition, Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency and the Sensory Profile.
  • Performed evaluations including BOT-2, HELP, Sensory Profile, Sensory Processing Measure, and the Beery VMI.

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21. ROM

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Here's how ROM is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Facilitated psycho-educational groups promoting self-reliance and independence.
  • Combine results from evaluation with preliminary interview with patient and together develop individualized plan that will best meet his/or needs.
  • Identified the need for adaptive equipment and adaptive devices to promote maximum independence and safety during functional task performance.
  • Seek assistance from supervising licensed Occupational Therapist to obtain evaluation data outside Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant expertise.
  • Have supervised the work efforts of others with demonstrated leadership ability in promoting a productive work environment.
  • Provide scientifically based treatments to maximize independence in adults recovering from a variety of disabilities and diseases.
  • Collaborated with durable medical equipment providers regarding adaptive equipment in order to promote patients functional independence.
  • Answered questions from parents following therapy sessions and encouraged parental feedback and engagement between scheduled sessions.
  • Adhere to facility regulations, guidelines, and protocols including promoting patient safety and confidentiality.
  • Evaluated and assessed patients to establish measurable goals to promote restoration of functional abilities.
  • Lead children who have developmental disabilities in play activities that promote coordination and socialization.
  • Promote profession within facility, including coordinating special events during National Occupational Therapy Month.
  • Worked with children with developmental disabilities in activities to promote socialization and physical coordination.
  • Work with geriatrics with diagnostic of Alzheimer/Dementia disabilities in activities to promote physical coordination.
  • Maintained contact/communication with interdisciplinary team to promote coordinated, efficient patient centered care.
  • Perform annual and quarterly screens on residents to promote therapeutic interventions when necessary.
  • Provide education and support to promote and increase patient and family safety awareness.
  • Advised patients of adaptive equipment needed to focus on promoting independence.
  • Provided patients opportunity to engage in therapeutic play to promote socialization.
  • Educated patients regarding the precautions of promoting safety and recovery.

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22. Parkinson

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Here's how Parkinson is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Worked with nursing home residents with various diseases, like Parkinson's Disease.
  • Acquired and utilized Interactive Metronome certification primarily with Parkinson s and Stroke diagnoses.
  • Expanded Occupational Therapy program to include Neonatal Intensive Care Services, Ergonomics Assessment Program, and Parkinson Education Program.
  • Staff therapist in an inpatient setting with duties of evaluating and treating patients with stroke, Parkinson's and orthopedic diagnoses.
  • Assessed and treated home-bound patients with a variety of disorders (hip-replacements, dementia, Parkinson's disease).
  • Functioned as staff and registry Occupational Therapist for evaluation and treatment of patients in Parkinson Outreach Program.

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23. Therapeutic Exercises

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Here's how Therapeutic Exercises is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Instructed therapeutic exercises in group sessions and individual.
  • Administered therapeutic exercises, therapeutic activities and manual treatment to all facets of the upper extremities.
  • Engage patients and therapeutic exercises and activities.
  • Provided therapeutic exercises, physical agent modalities to patients of a sub-acute rehabilitation facility.
  • Performed a variety of, Modalities, transfers, therapeutic exercises, massage, vitals, and patient education.
  • Provided therapeutic exercises and Activities of Daily Living training for various orthopedic and neurological conditions.

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24. TBI

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Here's how TBI is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Presented at MOTA and AOTA Annual Conference on Successful Intensive Camp Treatment of Chronic Cognitive Deficits Post TBI.
  • Assisted presenting "Think First" evidence based programs for prevention of TBI and SCI within elementary schools.
  • Administered standardized assessments, provided direct patientcare and documentation for mTBI patietns admitted to the CSCC.
  • Experience working with multiple diagnosis including patients with amputations, orthopedic injury, TBI, cardiovascular, and cardiopulmonary impairments.
  • Selected, planned and implemented client-centered interventions for patients with TBI/SCI under COTA and OTR supervision.
  • Worked on TBI Unit providing sensory motor, positioning support, and cognitive skills for memory and problem solving skills.

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25. Compensatory Techniques

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Here's how Compensatory Techniques is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Educate patients on safety techniques, compensatory techniques and use of adapted equipment.
  • Teach compensatory techniques to increase quality of life.

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26. Cerebral Palsy

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Here's how Cerebral Palsy is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Worked with ages 3-12 with varying disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Downs Syndrome, developmentally delayed, etc.
  • Provided services for children who have Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder and Cerebral Palsy.
  • Treat pediatric patients with Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental delay and Cerebral Palsy.
  • Designed and made a feeding spoon for a child with Cerebral Palsy.
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois Prairieland in Joliet for children with severe and profound disabilities aging from 3-21.
  • Performed Occupational Therapy evaluation, and intervention to pediatric patients with Autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, and congenital disorders.

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27. Casamba

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Here's how Casamba is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Document daily progress notes utilizing Casamba Therapy Software and Rehab Optima Software.
  • Completed point of service documentation with Casamba documentation system.
  • Entered daily client documentation into Casamba program.
  • Documented as appropriate to hospital in both electronic (Casamba) and hand written forms.
  • Advanced Computer Skills, Rehab Optimum, Casamba, I-touch, Intranet/internet.
  • Experience documenting daily and weekly progress notes on Casamba and AOD program.
  • Complete daily and weekly notes on residents using Casamba computer software.
  • Utilized point of care documentation via mobile device using Casamba Smart.
  • Document daily treatments, screens and progress notes using Casamba.
  • Document patient s progress using the Casamba electronic filing system.
  • Skilled documentation with Casamba (Smart).
  • Provide therapeutic interventions to adult population in skilled nursing facility under Medicare A and B Document in Casamba reporting system
  • Utilized and learn several different documentation systems including; written, Rehab Optima and Casamba documentation.
  • Documented patient care services by charting in Casamba-Smart documentation software.
  • Completed daily billing and documentation utilizing Casamba.
  • Document daily Occupational Therapy notes in hard charts and using "CASAMBA" (a computer program).
  • Treated patients with therapeutic activities and self-care skills to meet their goals Documented patient progress in Casamba Maintained company productivity requirements
  • Provided skilled treatment interventions Completed daily documentation and weekly progress notes Utilized Casamba computer program for documentation.
  • Used the following programs to bill/document services: Optimus, Casamba, Meditech and Mediserve.

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28. Developmental Disabilities

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Here's how Developmental Disabilities is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Assessed and made recommendations for safety and independence with-in the home for aging individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Created and implemented a highly structured creative movement program or children with developmental disabilities.
  • Provided direct services in specialized educational programs for students with developmental disabilities.
  • Provided in-home and long term care treatments to individuals dealing with physical, mental or developmental disabilities.
  • Worked with preschool to 2nd grade children with visual impairments, developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
  • Assisted in running an adult day treatment facility treating patients with psychiatric as well as developmental disabilities.
  • Provided in home therapy to children with varying developmental disabilities under the age of twenty-one.

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29. Alzheimer

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Here's how Alzheimer is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Lead Memory Fitness groups for clients with Alzheimer's and Dementia and provided training to new hire staff for carryover.
  • Provided occupational therapy for 258 bed skilled nursing facility including Medicare, Skilled, Intermediate, and Alzheimer units.
  • Experience with long term care residents on the Memory Support Unit with Alzheimer's and related dementia diagnoses.
  • Assisted in the development of the new Alzheimer's unit and in the development of policies and procedures.
  • Facilitated individual treatment to a variety of dementia patients on a secured Alzheimer's unit.
  • Led therapeutic activity groups for residents with Stages I and II Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Certified in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care 2015-2017
  • Provide therapy to skilled nursing patients with various diseases including Alzheimers and dementia.
  • Experience working with TBI, Dementia, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's [ ]
  • Led Remotivational Therapy groups inAlzheimer's/Dementia unit.
  • Case load included stroke rehab, Parkinsons, Alzheimers Disease.

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30. Copd

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Here's how Copd is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Treated patients with a variety of diagnoses including hip fracture, stroke, spina bifida, COPD, CHF.
  • Performed home health evaluations and treatments for patients with Alzheimer's, orthopedic impairments, COPD, and CHF.
  • Work with neurological, orthopedic, cardiac, CHF, COPD.
  • Provided coverage in outpatient setting, treating mostly COPD patients.
  • General Medical patients - COPD, cardiac, debility.
  • Treated patients with general deconditioning, COPD, hip replacements, cancer, leg amputations, stroke and neurological deficits.

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31. Care Conferences

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Here's how Care Conferences is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Educate restorative nursing regarding splinting and other equipment and attend family care conferences.
  • Provide patient/family education on progress and discharge planning during interdisciplinary care conferences.
  • Participate in family care conferences and instrumental in discharge planning.
  • Provided families with vital information during care conferences.
  • Complete daily and weekly progress notes, attend patient/family care conferences, and attend therapy department and facility staff meetings.
  • Educate patients and their families on patient's progress and discharge planning recommendations at resident care conferences.
  • Attend care conferences, update and educate family and staff to reach patient's goals and safety.
  • Attended daily meetings, Care Conferences to educate interdisciplinary team members on Plan of Care.
  • Complete progress notes, upgrade/downgrade goals with patients as necessary, attend care conferences.
  • Participated with patient care conferences 3x/week with families and the medical team.
  • Participate in patient care conferences, and Interdisciplinary Team meetings as required.
  • Attended Interdisciplinary team meeting as well as resident care conferences.
  • Attend care conferences for patient, attend staff meetings.
  • Contributed to weekly staff meetings and patient care conferences.
  • Involved in-patient care conferences with other medical staff.
  • Attended team meetings and care conferences.
  • Interacted with treatment teams during Care Conferences *In-service coordinator and organizer for Rehabilitation Department
  • care conferences with other disciplines/therapy team members.
  • Attend care conferences and provide staff training and inservices.
  • Attend multi-discipline care conferences for residents on current caseload.

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32. Positive Attitude

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Here's how Positive Attitude is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Enhanced overall atmosphere through a positive attitude and encouraging words to create a more positive experience for co-workers and patients.
  • Maintain positive attitude and provide emotional support to patients and their emotional stress.
  • Communicated with patients and staff consistently to create an encouraging environment and positive attitude towards treatment.
  • Communicate with students constantly to create an encouraging environment and positive attitude towards treatment sessions and goals.
  • Communicate with parents consistently to create an encouraging environment and positive attitude towards treatment.
  • Maintained and promoted a positive attitude toward clients and their treatment programs.

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33. Electrical Stimulation

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Here's how Electrical Stimulation is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Applied and monitored electrical stimulation and diathermy for client pain management.
  • Utilized electrical stimulation to increase functional usage in stroke patients.
  • Administered electrical stimulation and Diathermy to patient.
  • Certified in ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
  • Administered massage as well as heat, water, ice, and electrical stimulation as part of therapeutic programs.
  • Administered massage, as well as heat, water, ice, light, and electrical stimulation.
  • Performed electrical stimulation and ultrasound to decrease pain and increase function in self-care patients.
  • Experience in sub acute rehab, SWD, ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
  • Use in Electrical stimulation, diathermy, ultrasound machine experience.
  • Pain management and strengthening utilizing modalities such as electrical stimulation, diathermy, and ultrasound.
  • Utilized modalities such as electrical stimulation and ultrasound for pain management and stroke rehab.
  • Experienced in modalities including electrical stimulation, ultrasound and paraffin baths.
  • Completed physical modaility training in electrical stimulation and ultrasound.
  • Administer modalities such as electrical stimulation and ultrasound.
  • Provided modalities with Electrical Stimulation, Diathermy, Ultrasound
  • Performed modalities (electrical stimulation and ultrasound) to decrease pain for self-care patients.
  • Trained in modalities to include: electrical stimulation, diathermy, and ultrasound.
  • Demonstrated competency with modalities including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and short-wave diathermy treatment.
  • Experience with fluidotherapy, ultrasound, iontophoresis, and electrical stimulation.
  • Used various modalities including: fluidotherapy, paraffin, BTE, ultrasound/phonophoresis, electrical stimulation, sensory re-education.

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34. Medicaid

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Here's how Medicaid is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Submitted monthly data for Medicaid reimbursement with Kinney Associates for eligible students.
  • Complete the necessary documentation needed in order to meet the requirements of Medicare/Medicaid
  • Followed Medicaid/Medicare Insurance guidelines and billing procedures during clinical documentation.
  • Contributed input to IEP s, quarterly progress notes, daily notes and completed monthly Medicaid billing.
  • Provide quarterly progress notes for teachers, parent's, school districts, and Medicaid.
  • Adhere to strict Medicare and Medicaid as well as private insurance guidelines.
  • Experience in using Medicaid and Medicare billing code entry on computer.
  • Adhere to all current Medicare / Medicaid guidelines.
  • Participate in I&RS and IEP meetings * Proficient in Medicaid reimbursement
  • Trained in Dynamic/ Static splinting and modalities, - Educated on G-codes, billing, Medicare/Medicaid guidelines and documentation requirements.

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35. Safety Awareness

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Here's how Safety Awareness is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Engage patients in progressive exercise, educate on compensatory and adaptation techniques as well as increase safety awareness with household activities.
  • Gather information regarding Falls and Balance core programs to increase client safety awareness and fall prevention.
  • Educated patients on home exercise programs, safety awareness, adaptive equipment and safe mobility.
  • Educated patients and families in activities of daily living, safety awareness and work simplification.
  • Monitored patient safety awareness while performing daily tasks within the home Monitored patient progress and reported progress to occupational therapist
  • Monitor cardiac patients using telemetry Educate patients on safety awareness in home environment setting.

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36. Functional Activities

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Here's how Functional Activities is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard, and assist patients as they practice exercises or functional activities.
  • Led patient groups in upper extremity range of motion, strengthening and functional activities.
  • Developed plan of care for homebound adult patients to gain maximum independence with functional activities.
  • Lead patients in functional activities and exercises that are outlined in a treatment plan developed collaboratively with an Occupational Therapist.
  • Designed and implemented treatment techniques allowing patients to gain maximum independence with functional activities.
  • Determined patients needs and recommended appropriate equipment to facilitate independence with functional activities.

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37. E-Stim

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Here's how E-Stim is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Educated on e-stimulation and ultrasound Monitored resident s response to intervention and consulted with Occupational Therapist.
  • Experience and established competency with modalities including E-STIM, Ultrasound, Diathermy, and Paraffin.
  • Applied different PAM's to patients, including US, E-stim, and paraffin.
  • Provided E-stim, and Diathermy as needed.
  • Incorporate the use of E-stim & moist heat modalities for pain relief.
  • Treat patients with modalities including: E-stim, ultrasound and diathermy.
  • Experience with modalities using E-Stim, and ultrasound acquired.

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38. Pain Management

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Here's how Pain Management is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Educate patients with ADL's, transfer training, pain management, home safety issues, and home exercise programs.
  • Improved cognitive skills level, pain management.
  • Attended multi-disciplinary team meetings and pain management committee meetings.
  • Trained in Contracture Management, Pain Management, Fall Prevention, and Incontinence Management Patient, Family, and Staff Education.
  • Utilized electrical therapy point stimulation (Acupoint therapy) for pain management, edema control and myofascial release techniques.
  • Applied modalities for pain management, contracture reduction, and strength.
  • Treated clients and applied modalities such as estim and ultrasound for pain management, contracture reduction, strength and wound care.
  • Apply modalities for pain management, contracture reduction, and strength Participate in discharge planning, including home evaluations.

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39. Therapeutic Treatments

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Here's how Therapeutic Treatments is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Implemented therapeutic treatments, progress notes, d/c notes, team meetings, groups etc.
  • Develop and implement skilled therapeutic treatments for patients in the adult hospital.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, therapeutic treatments, and at home recommendations.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Educated family members regarding home exercise plan and therapeutic treatments.

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40. MDS

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Here's how MDS is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Work closely with the MDS coordinator & therapists to ensure proper RUG levels for rehab patients.
  • Collaborated with treatment team, utilized IPAD/I-touch for point of service MDS billing and documentation.
  • Performed daily documentation, MDS reports, and discharges.
  • Assist 3 MDs as well as PA and RN team in ensuring optimal patient care and smooth daily functioning of rehab.
  • Communicated with MDs, and other medical professionals concerning patient status, progress and services needs.
  • Worked closely with the MDS Coordinator to set ARDs and manage RUG levels.
  • Maintain referral relationships with MDs and case managers..
  • grab bars, shower bench and chairs, rugs) Provide patients with a Home Exercise Program MDS RUG scheduling and calculations

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41. UE

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Here's how UE is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Establish methods, duration, and frequency of intervention that are client-centered and occupational-based in collaboration with the Occupational Therapist.
  • Contributed to the overall management of the Rehabilitative Therapies Department, communicated patient treatment issues at daily staff meetings.
  • Trained caregivers to utilize effective approaches to improve positive outcomes for behavioral issues and declines in physical abilities.
  • Attended continuing education; receiving instruction on new treatment procedures/techniques and how to properly execute them.
  • Educated parents/caregivers on techniques and ideas to assist children within their daily activities within their environments.
  • Instructed patients and caregivers in home exercise programs to increase continuation of skills/techniques following discharge.
  • Developed specially designed instructions to address issues in non-formal goal areas such as sensory processing.
  • Consult and assist multidisciplinary staff through gathering and sharing information at team meetings when requested.
  • Commended by immediate supervisor for using creative and modern technology therapeutic techniques when appropriate.
  • Developed and presented seminars to educate colleagues on treatment topics relating to occupational therapy.
  • Provided Occupational Therapy to individuals with Behavioral/Mental Health issues as well as Developmental delays.
  • Performed standardized low vision testing and diagnostic imaging per physician request.
  • Educated and instructed patients on energy conservation and work simplification techniques.
  • Communicated frequently with other medical professionals and patient's family members.
  • Utilize appropriate crisis prevention, intervention techniques and behavioral interventions.
  • Develop specific activities towards the implementation of therapy techniques.
  • Resolved reimbursement issues and ensured compliance with documentation requirements.
  • Generated revenues by recording billing information of services rendered.
  • Trained caregivers in Sensory Integration Techniques.
  • Initial evaluations provided as requested.

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42. Student Learning

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Here's how Student Learning is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Facilitated occupational therapy student learning during open lab time.
  • Modify classroom environments to improve student learning.
  • Educate school staff on effective techniques to promote a successful classroom environment for optimal student learning.
  • Plan and implement appropriate treatment to meet individual student learning objectives.
  • Collaborated with pre-K to fifth-grade teachers to support student learning.

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43. Recreational Activities

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Here's how Recreational Activities is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Developed and implemented recreational activities and therapeutic groups.
  • Coordinated recreational activities for 200-bed inpatient unit.
  • Assisted with cognitive groups, feeding, memory groups and recreational activities.
  • Planned, coordinated and executed educational and recreational activities designed to engage dementia patients on a multi-sensory level.

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44. Adhd

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Here's how Adhd is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Assist children with different diagnosis including sensory processing, integration, ADHD, fine motor, handwriting and developmental delays.
  • Used evidence based therapy to treat children with various problems including SPD, autism, ADHD, etc.
  • Treated various diagnoses: SPD, Developmental Delays, Autism, Downs, ADD, ADHD, CP, etc.
  • Treated children with autism,ADHD, torticollis, spina bifida, FMC and various other diagnosis.
  • Developed Handwriting program and Interactive Metronome program for children with ADD/ADHD/Sensory Integration challenges.
  • Experience treating children with Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, ADHD, Speech-Language Impairments, Autism, Other Health-related Issues

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45. Weekly Documentation

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Here's how Weekly Documentation is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Completed daily/weekly documentation both electronically and handwritten as required by facility.
  • Complete daily and bi-weekly documentation of patient progress throughout therapy.
  • Maintain appropriate and timely weekly documentation, as required.
  • Completed daily and weekly documentation and billing for reimbursement.
  • Manage daily and weekly documentation.
  • Conducted group therapy, assisted in ADL's, provided home evaluations, and implemented daily and weekly documentation.
  • Completed weekly documentation and met with patient's team to discuss progress and plan of care.
  • Completed daily and weekly documentation, along with billing.
  • Observe and record patient progress on provided smartphone, and prepare weekly documentation.

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46. Injury Prevention

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Here's how Injury Prevention is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Educated patients in injury prevention including ergonomics, joint protection and work simplification strategies.
  • Provided education to employees including back injury prevention, body mechanics, and aging processes.
  • Provided education for postal workers, instructing them in injury prevention.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.

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47. Client Records

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Here's how Client Records is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Observe patients' attendance, progress, attitudes, and accomplishments, and record and maintain information in client records.
  • Observed and record patients' progress, attitudes, and behavior and maintained in client records.
  • Maintain this information in client records.
  • Observe and record clients' progress, attitudes, and behavior towards the activity and maintain this information in client records.
  • Observe and record patients' progress, attitudes, and behavior and maintain this information in client records.
  • Observe patients' attendance, progress, attitudes, and accomplishments, record and maintain information in client records.

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48. Knee Replacements

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Here's how Knee Replacements is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Treated elderly patients with strokes, hip and knee replacements.
  • Performed treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dementia, hip and knee replacements Assessed ADLs and educated clients in home exercise programs.

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49. Enhance Performance

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Here's how Enhance Performance is used in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Assist occupational therapists in implementing and administering therapy programs to restore and enhance performance, using selected activities and adaptive equipment.
  • Assisted Occupational Therapists in planning, implementing and administering therapy programs to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance.
  • Directed client participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance performance of their activities of daily living.
  • Assisted Occupational Therapist in planning, implementing, and administering therapy programs to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Services24%
Treatment Plans10.1%
ADL8.8%
Patient Care8.5%
Rehab6.5%
Otr/L5.9%
Independent Living5.4%
Adaptive Equipment5.3%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational Therapy Services
20.4%
20.4%
2
2
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
8.6%
8.6%
3
3
ADL
ADL
7.5%
7.5%
4
4
Patient Care
Patient Care
7.2%
7.2%
5
5
Rehab
Rehab
5.5%
5.5%
6
6
Otr/L
Otr/L
5%
5%
7
7
Independent Living
Independent Living
4.6%
4.6%
8
8
Adaptive Equipment
Adaptive Equipment
4.5%
4.5%
9
9
Cota/L
Cota/L
2.7%
2.7%
10
10
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
2.7%
2.7%
11
11
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
2.7%
2.7%
12
12
Group Therapy Sessions
Group Therapy Sessions
2.4%
2.4%
13
13
IEP
IEP
1.7%
1.7%
14
14
CVA
CVA
1.7%
1.7%
15
15
Dementia
Dementia
1.4%
1.4%
16
16
Durable Medical Equipment
Durable Medical Equipment
1.4%
1.4%
17
17
SNF
SNF
1.3%
1.3%
18
18
Care Plan Meetings
Care Plan Meetings
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Functional Mobility
Functional Mobility
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
Sensory Profile
Sensory Profile
1%
1%
21
21
ROM
ROM
1%
1%
22
22
Parkinson
Parkinson
0.9%
0.9%
23
23
Therapeutic Exercises
Therapeutic Exercises
0.7%
0.7%
24
24
TBI
TBI
0.7%
0.7%
25
25
Compensatory Techniques
Compensatory Techniques
0.7%
0.7%
26
26
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
Casamba
Casamba
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
Developmental Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Alzheimer
Alzheimer
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
Copd
Copd
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Care Conferences
Care Conferences
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
Positive Attitude
Positive Attitude
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Electrical Stimulation
Electrical Stimulation
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Medicaid
Medicaid
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
Safety Awareness
Safety Awareness
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Functional Activities
Functional Activities
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
E-Stim
E-Stim
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Pain Management
Pain Management
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
Therapeutic Treatments
Therapeutic Treatments
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
MDS
MDS
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
UE
UE
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Student Learning
Student Learning
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Recreational Activities
Recreational Activities
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Adhd
Adhd
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Weekly Documentation
Weekly Documentation
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Injury Prevention
Injury Prevention
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Client Records
Client Records
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Knee Replacements
Knee Replacements
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Enhance Performance
Enhance Performance
0.4%
0.4%

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