and employ logical thinking, critical analysis, problem solving and
creativity in the understanding and application of occupation in practice,
leadership, and research of the profession.
apply knowledge of the interaction of the person, environment, and occupation
with the analysis of tasks relative to occupational performance, performance,
components, and performance contexts.
ability to explain the value of occupational therapy practice to clients,
families, and other members of the health care team in the assigned practice
appropriate theories and goals for intervention that address the need for
balance among the areas of occupation, age appropriate roles, life tasks, and
developmental issues across the life span from a sociocultural
apply the knowledge of health and disability and the effect of such conditions
to promote health maintenance and safety programs that are age and
socioculturally appropriate to occupational performance.
Select and use
appropriate standardized and non-standardized screening, assessment, and
evaluation tools, and methods based on the needs of the client, contextual
factors, and psychometric properties to determine the need for occupational
cooperation with the occupational therapy assistant, a procedure for the
collection of screening and evaluation data.
evaluation data following test procedures and protocols with consideration of
factors that might bias the results such as culture, disability status, and
collaboration with clients/family/significant others, colleagues, and other
professionals, a theoretical base and model of practice as the basis for an
occupationally based intervention plan that is consistent with the client's
goals, performance area strengths, deficits, and environmental context.
implement appropriate safety, infection control, and universal precaution
protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of clients during screening,
evaluation, and therapeutic intervention.
it is necessary and make appropriate to referrals to specialists, both internal
and external to the profession, for evaluation, consultation and/or
for documentation of occupational therapy services to ensure accountability of
service provision that meets standards of reimbursement, and communicates the
need and rationale for occupational therapy services appropriate to the system
in which services are delivered.
employ a therapeutic intervention plan utilizing therapeutic use of self in
dyadic and group interventions, demonstrating the ability to grade and adapt
occupational tasks appropriate to the needs and abilities of the client.
implement appropriate home and community programming to support occupational
performance in the client’s natural environment, educating and training the
client/family/significant others/caregivers to facilitate skills in promoting
health and safety.
learning theories and principles of the teaching/learning process when
educating clients/family/caregivers, the public, third party payers, and other
professionals about the role of therapeutic occupation in health and disability
and its value to the client.
implement compensatory strategies and/or adapt the environment through
family/caregiver training regarding technology, adaptations to the environment
and involvement of humans and non-humans in the completion of occupations.
treatment plans, in collaboration with the occupational therapy assistant, and
supervise the provision of therapeutic interventions.
evaluation and intervention data with stated goals and anticipated outcomes to
determine the need for intervention plan modification or termination as well as
the efficacy of the occupational therapy intervention.
Plan for and
terminate the intervention plan to include a summary of outcomes,
recommendations, and referrals after a discussion of post discharge needs with
the client/family/significant other/caregiver, colleagues, and other
current trends and policies in health care, education, community, and social
systems and their influence on occupational therapy practice.
Assess the role
and responsibility of the practitioner to address changes in service delivery
policies and to effect changes in the system.
Examine the implications
and effects of federal and state regulatory and legislative agencies on
government regulations, policies, and statutes that impact the provision of
occupational therapy services.
applicable national and state regulations for credentialing.
knowledge base and act in accordance with federal, state, third party, and private
payer reimbursement policies and procedures including maintenance of billing
and payment records.
marketing skills to advance the profession and respond to the changing
management and leadership concepts that include team collaboration and
supervisory skills for the most effective use of occupational therapy and
non-occupational therapy personnel time and skills.
select, organize and maintain the staff, space, equipment, and supplies
necessary to deliver services that meet programmatic needs.
efficacy of and need for service delivery through the documentation and
analysis of program services and quality of care.
awareness of the importance of professional responsibility in regards to the
provision of fieldwork education and supervision.
- Judge the
importance of research and scholarly activities to the development of a body of
knowledge relevant to professional practice and viability through exploration
of research opportunities or research being conducted at the clinical site.