Education: Graduate from a program in occupational therapy accredited at the time of graduation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or predecessor organization, to include an internship prescribed by the education institution.
Certification: Certified in occupational therapy through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
Experience: As required to meet clinical competency requirements specified in the Service-specific credentialing instructions.
Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice occupational therapy as required in the TO.
Provide full spectrum of occupational therapy services in accordance with the scope of clinical privileges granted by the MTF.
Evaluate and treat deficits in occupational performance components that include motor, neuro-musculoskeletal, cognitive, social, and psychological dysfunction. Treatment includes individual and group-based purposeful activity, exercise, physical agent modalities, fabrication and training in the use of temporary functional orthotics, splints and adaptive devices, counseling, and education.
Provide assessment, education, and training in the areas of health promotion and disease/injury prevention, to include prevention of psychological dysfunction and stress management.
Administer and interpret occupational therapy assessment and evaluation tools.
Interpret evaluation findings to develop and coordinate intervention plans, including goals and methods to achieve stated goals.
Implement the intervention plans directly or in collaboration with others.
Monitor the individual’s response to interventions and modify treatment plan and reevaluate as necessary.
Communicate and/or collaborate with the patients, family members, caregivers, interdisciplinary professionals or other individuals verbally and in writing.
Provide supervision to Occupational Therapy Assistants and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants.