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Health Careers Education
HL00377
Fieldwork IIA--Occupational Therapy Assistant
320.00
Fieldwork IIA will allow students to gain experience applying the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the classroom to practical situations. Students will be assigned to various settings. The students will collaborate with fieldwork educators, client/patients and team members. They will practice using occupational therapy to restore wellness in clinical settings. Each of the two fieldwork experiences will be eight weeks in length.
Lara Skaggs
Program Manager
405 743 5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
Foundational Content

-Demonstrate oral and written communication skills.

-Employ logical thinking, critical analysis, problem solving, and creativity.




Basic Tenets of Occupational Therapy

-Articulate to the consumer, potential employers and the general public the unique nature of occupation as viewed by the profession of occupational therapy.




Screening and Evaluation

-Gather and share data for the purpose of screening and evaluation including, but not limited to, specified screening assessments, skilled observation, checklists, histories, interviews with the client/family/significant others, and consultations with other professionals.

-Demonstrate the ability to use safety precautions with clients during the screening and evaluation process, such as standards for infection control that include, but are not limited to, universal precautions.

-Document occupational therapy services to ensure accountability of service provision and to meet standards for reimbursement of services. Documentation shall effectively communicate the need and rationale for occupational therapy services.




Intervention and Implementation

-Demonstrate the ability to interact through written, oral and nonverbal communication with client/family/significant others, colleagues, other health providers and the public.

-Demonstrate the ability to use safety precautions with the client during therapeutic intervention, such as contraindications and use of infection control standards that include, but are not limited to, universal precautions.

-Modify intervention approaches to reflect the changing needs of the client.

-Document occupational therapy services to ensure accountability of service provision and to meet standards for reimbursement of services. Documentation shall effectively communicate the need and rationale for occupational therapy services and must be appropriate to the system in which the service is delivered.




Assist in Management of Occupational Therapy Services

-Advocate for the profession and the consumer and demonstrate an understanding of the due process and appeals systems when reimbursement is not approved for occupational therapy services.

-Maintain records as required by practice setting, third-party payers and regulatory agencies.




Professional Ethics, Values, Responsibilities

-Promote occupational therapy by educating other professionals, consumers, third-party payer and the public.

-Be able to assist the consumer in gaining access to occupational therapy services.

Occupational Therapist Registered OTR - NBCOT

or

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant COTA - NBCOT

http://www.nbcot.org/candidates/index.html
National Board for Certification in Occupational
Therapy

Occupational Therapist Registered OTR - NBCOT

or

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant COTA - NBCOT

http://www.nbcot.org/candidates/index.html


http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/ClusterDocuments/hsdocuments/HSFinal.pdf
Early, MB, Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, 2nd Edition (2006), Elsvier, ISBN: 9780323031882.

Career Cluster Resources for Health Sciences

http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/ClusterDocuments/hsdocuments/HSFinal.pdf
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Occupational Therapy Assistant