Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary & Skills Required

An occupational therapy assistant salary is given for the work done by the occupational therapy assistant which including helping clients by providing rehabilitative services, under the direction of occupational therapists, to person with mental, physical, emotional, or developmental impairments. The different job duties of a occupational therapy assistant include verifying client information by interviewing the client, reviewing and recording medical history and confirming the purpose of treatment, helping clients improve their overall quality of life by helping them compensate for limitations, follows treatment plan developed in collaboration with occupational therapist which includes how to do certain movements, maintain patient occupational therapy records by recording client’s progress for use by the occupational therapist, generates revenues by recording billing information of services rendered, maintains safe, secure, and a healthy work environment, keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock, placing orders, verifying receipts, keeps equipment operating by following operations instructions, serves and protects the occupational therapy practice by adhering to all professional standards, policies, procedures etc., updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, and finally enhances occupational therapy practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests.

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The occupational therapy assistant salary will be somewhere around $56, 950 according to the BSL. The best paying sectors are in ambulatory health care and home health care.

The Skills and Qualification Required

In order to become a occupational therapy assistant, you need to pertain these skills which include documentation skills, scheduling, verbal communication, patient services, health care administration, hospital environment, teamwork, use of medical technologies, bedside manner, dependability, health promotion and maintenance