Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: c | Slide: 12
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Professionals The People in Health Care
Lecture:Physician assistants, Pharmacists, Therapists, Technicians, Paramedics, Dental Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, Care Coordinators Non-clinical IT/Informatics Roles for Clinicians Effects of Changing Care Models on Clinicians
Slide content:Occupational Therapy Occupational therapy aide On-the-job training Not licensed Occupational therapy assistant Associates degree or certificate Certification Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant ( COTA) Licensure varies by state Occupational therapist Masters or doctoral degree Certification Occupational Therapist Registered Exam Licensure varies by state 12
Slide notes:Occupational therapy offers several practice levels. Occupational therapy aides are usually trained by the institution and function in a support and administrative role. They are not licensed and do not participated in any clinical care. An occupational therapy assistant usually obtains an associates degree and assists an occupational therapist, which includes assessment and therapy. Most states require either licensure or registration, but the only consistent requirement is graduation from an accredited program. Occupational therapy assistants may become certified by passing the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) [ koh -tuh] exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Occupational therapists complete a masters or doctoral degree. Occupational therapists may become certified by passing the Occupational Therapist Registered Exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Licensure for occupational therapists varies by state. Most states require an occupational therapist to have NBCOT certification for licensure. Some states have other requirements or additional exams. Occupational therapists direct and provide care for patients with disabilities to improve function, job skills, activities of daily living, and cognitive abilities. 12