Occupational Therapy Aides:

Under close supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing patient and treatment room.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $28,820.00
Average Time to Fill 32 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 145
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 13.86 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Customer Service
Attention to Detail
Professionalism
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Integrity
Leadership
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Decision-making
Conflict Management
Information Gathering
Organization
Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

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
Provide assistance in administering rehabilitation
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Feed food to individuals
Administer screening tests to determine abilities or treatment needs
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.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Therapist Assistance
Certified Nursing Assistant
Patient Preparation
Supervisory Skills
Patient Assistance
Activities of Daily Living (ADLS)
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification


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/


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