Occupational Therapy Assistants:

Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $59,380.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,847
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 40.98 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Customer Service
Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Critical Thinking
Conflict Management
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Administer rehabilitation interventions
Provide physical therapy to patients or clients
Implement therapeutic programs to improve patient functioning
Massage patient or client
Provide occupational therapy to patients or clients
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Provide assistance in administering rehabilitation
Fit patients for prosthetic or assistive devices
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Administer screening tests to determine abilities or treatment needs
Develop patient therapy programs
Treat medical condition of patient
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

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Driver's License
Patient Treatment
Patient/Family Education and Instruction
Home Health
Activities of Daily Living (ADLS)
Customer Billing
Patient Assistance
Family Therapy

Related Licensing Requirements

Temporary LPN Permit (18-0000000132)

IC 25-23-1-10.5 Temporary permits Sec. 10.5. (a) The board may issue a temporary permit to practice as a nurse to a nurse licensed to practice in another state or territory of the United States, who has applied to the board for licensure by endorsement and submitted proof of current licensure to the board. The permit is valid for ninety (90) days after issuance or upon denial of licensure by the board. The permit may be renewed by the board, for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days, if, in the determination of the board, it is not possible to complete the application process in that time period. (b) Persons holding a temporary permit to practice as a nurse are subject to the disciplinary provisions of this chapter and IC 25-1-9n the practice of practical nursing as determined by the board. (b) The applicant must pass an examination in such subjects as the board may determine.(c) The board may establish by rule under IC 4-22-2 application procedures and requirements for the issuance of temporary permits under this section.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Board of Nursing (3172342043)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm

Certified Nurse's Aide (18-0000000045)

The Indiana State Department of Health issues certificates for nurse aide (CNA), home health aide, and qualified medical assistant (QMA). To work in a nursing home as a CNA, an application for certification must be filed with the Indiana Nurse Aide Registry. This is done through the training program or a nursing home employer.

- Indiana State Department of Health~Division of Acute Care (3172337351)
- http://www.in.gov/isdh/

Temporary OTA Permit (18-0000000094)

IC 25-23.5-5-11 Temporary permit; requirements; expiration; renewal Sec. 11. (a) The committee may issue a temporary permit to a person to engage in the practice of occupational therapy as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant if the person pays a fee and the person: (1) has a valid license or certificate to practice from another state and the person has applied for a license or certificate from the committee; (2) is practicing occupational therapy in a state that does not license or certify occupational therapists or occupational therapy assistants but is certified by a national occupational therapy association approved by the board and the person has applied for a license or certificate from the committee; or (3) meets all the following requirements: (A) Has graduated from an accredited program. (B) Has completed the fieldwork experience requirement for a license or certificate under this article. (C) Is eligible to take the entry level examination. (b) A person with a temporary permit issued under subsection (a)(3) may engage in the practice of occupational therapy as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant only under the supervision of an occupational therapist licensed under this article. 8 (c) A temporary permit expires the earlier of: (1) the date the person holding the permit is issued a permanent license or certificate under this article; (2) the date the committee disapproves the person's license application or certificate application; or (3) one hundred eighty (180) days after the date the permit is issued. (d) The committee may renew a temporary permit if the person holding the permit was scheduled to take the next examination and the person: (1) did not take the examination; and (2) shows good cause for not taking the examination. (e) A permit renewed under subsection (d) expires on the date the person holding the permit

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Occupational Therapy Committee (3172342051)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/ot.htm

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