UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT 1

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8138 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Assist in the practice of occupational therapy under the supervision of an occupational therapist.

DEFINITION

Perform occupational therapy assessment and treatment procedures such as dressing and other self-care skills, maintain therapeutic equipment and supplies, perform clerical duties.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, provide and assist with routine occupational therapy services.

TYPICAL WORK

Assist occupational therapist with the patient assessment process; prepare patients and environment for therapy;

Implement treatment; motivate and encourage the patient toward independence in activities of daily living;

Assist in leadership of occupational therapy groups;

Monitor and report patient's response to treatment; modify treatment as directed;

Assist in therapeutic adaptation and/or fabricate equipment and orthotics;

Participate in team reporting and schedule assigned patients;

Document patient progress in medical chart; maintain services related records;

Maintain supplies and therapeutic equipment in a clean, safe working environment;

Participate in orienting student helpers, students, and volunteers;

Perform clerical duties as assigned;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

Graduate of an approved educational program for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants

AND

Successful completion of the American Occupational Therapy Association's Occupational Therapy Assistant certification examination

AND

Current Washington State license, or license eligible to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Physical ability to move patients and equipment.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


New Class:  2-22-88
Revise MQ:  7-2-90
Revised class code:  (formerly 6138) effective July 1, 2007
New to SEIU:  June 22, 2011