1.Associates degree in Occupational Therapy in order to acquire knowledge of occupational therapy treatment and techniques.
2.Current license to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in the State of Michigan.
3.Initial certification or eligibility for certification if candidate is a new graduate, with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
4.One year of experience in a clinical setting strongly preferred.
1.Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with patients, physicians and other hospital staff regarding patient care.
2.Basic knowledge and skill in common Occupational Therapy practices and procedures.
3.Ability to very frequently (51 to 80% of work time) stand, sit, balance, stoop, kneel and reach to position and treat patients; lift, position and transport patients during treatment (very heavy - 60 pounds); and push and pull while standing/moving to operate and transport equipment (medium 20-30 pounds).
4.Visual acuity to observe patient response to treatment (i.e. sweat, expression, dilation of pupils); ability to determine fine discriminate detail to read equipment gauges and on-line computer; manual dexterity to operate equipment.
5.Sensory ability to distinguish hot and cold during patient treatments.
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