Occupational Therapy Aide
An Occupational Therapy Aide works under the supervision of an occupational therapist to help patients with disabilities or injuries improve their ability to perform daily living and work-related tasks. They may also set up equipment, clean treatment areas, and perform administrative tasks.
The main responsibilities of an Occupational Therapy Aide include preparing treatment areas, cleaning and maintaining equipment, assisting patients with exercises and therapy activities, documenting patient progress, and providing emotional support to patients and their families.
|Assisting occupational therapists with patient evaluations assessments and administrative tasks||Compassion Calmness Teamwork Conscientiousness|
|Preparing treatment areas and equipment||Conscientiousness|
|Supporting patients during therapy sessions, including helping them to move around and follow therapy instructions||Compassion Calmness Achievement striving|
|Maintaining patient records and ensuring that all necessary documentation is complete and accurate||Conscientiousness|
|Complying with ethical standards, safety procedures, rules and regulations||Compassion Cautiousness|
|Communicating with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals as needed to coordinate care and treatment plans||Calmness|
Soft skills measured by TraitForward
|Trait||No of Questions||Cronbach’s alpha (α)|
|Are they compassionate?|
|Are they calm? Do they respect others?|
|Do they want to make their work stand out?|
|Do they have a desirable work ethic?|
|Are they good team members?|
|Are they cautious?|
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Source: US Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics
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