Flashcards in OT vs OTA Deck (17):
Who certifies OT's and OTA's
what are liscensure and regulation requirements for each?
what are registration and certification requirements
strongest for of state registration?
OTS- 46- excluding colorado and hawaii
OT-colorado and Hawaii have registration laws OTA- New york and Indiana have certification laws
Supervision Embedded in Practice?
Supervision is an integral part of OT service provision
The supervisory process is used to ensure that clients receive safe and effective OT services
The supervision process is an everyday feature of each practitioner’s work experience
what is formal supervision?
what is its components?
Supervision is a process that involves “overseeing” or “watching” the work of another
Effective supervisors need to be familiar with the work of the positions they supervise
Supervisors may participate in all functions of management (planning, organizing, directing, and controlling)
The majority of the supervisor’s time is typically focused on the directing and controlling functions
Chain of command in rehab department?
rehabilitation department manager- OT service director, PT service director, Speech pathology service director- senior ot supervisor inpatient, senior ot supervisor outpatient- ot- ot assistants
What is informal supervision?
Peer supervision is oversight provided by another professional who has no formal authority to supervise
Peer supervisors provide feedback and share knowledge
The intent is to influence the peer professional’s practices to improve client outcomes
Peer supervision is a natural extension of each professional’s responsibility to ensure high quality client care
What is mentoring?
-A mentor’s primary concern is the personal and professional growth of the mentee
-The mentor supports the mentee in overall professional development and offers support, praise, and encouragement
-True mentoring relationships are acknowledged by both parties and require formal commitment of time and effort
Supervision of Occupational Therapy Personnel
Are autonomous practitioners who are able to deliver services independently
OTs at every level of experience are responsible for assessing their need for supervision and seek it if needed
They should seek supervision and mentoring to develop best practice and promote professional growth
Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA)
OTAs who deliver occupational therapy services must be supervised by an OT
They are trained and educated in basic occupational therapy approaches and techniques
Their role is one of assisting the OT with the delivery of services
fieldwork students supervision?
Level II fieldwork students at both the therapist and assistant levels must be supervised by OT practitioners
Fieldwork supervisors must have at least one year of experience after being initially certified by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy
OTA students may be supervised by either an OT or an OTA
OT/OTA supervison relationship?
The supervisory relationship between the OT and OTA is viewed as a partnership
The OT is educated at the professional knowledge and skill level and receives an entry-level graduate degree
The OT is responsible for overall service provision and can carry out all facets of service provision
The OTA is educated at the technical level and receives an associate of arts degree
The OTA’s primary role is in the implementation phase of service provision
What is service competency?
The process in which the OT determines that the OTA performs tasks in the same way that the OT would and achieves the same outcomes
Frequency and Type of OTA Supervision
The frequency of supervision for the OTA will
(a) skills of the supervisor, (b) skills of the supervisee, (c) nature of the work, (d) expectations and requirements of the work setting and (d) external regulatory or legislative agencies
7 strategies for Effective OTA Supervisory Relationship?
Orient OTA to worksite
Share job and professional expectations
Identify OTA’s skill level
Identify OTA’s learning needs and methods of learning
Establish service competency
Collaborate with OTA to establish ongoing supervisory plan: select methods and frequency
Document ongoing supervision
Supervising Occupational Therapy Aides?
OT aides have no formalized education in OT
They are hired to provide supportive services to OT practitioners
Aides can perform two types of tasks within the department:
Non-client-related tasks such as clerical work, clinic maintenance tasks, and preparation of work areas and equipment
Selected client-related tasks that are routine and supervised by an OT or OTA
what are 5 levels of supervision?
Continuous: supervision within auditory and/or visual contact
Close: daily, direct contact at the site of work
Routine: direct contact at least every two weeks at the site of work, with interim supervision occurring by other methods such as telephone or written communication
General: at least monthly direct contact with supervision available as needed by other methods
Minimal: provided only on a needed basis, and may be less than monthly
Supervision of OT personnel?
Entry level OT (l year or less): OTAs, FW
Level 1 OT students, aides, technicians
OTs: add FW Level 2 students
Entry level OTAs: aides, technicians
Experienced OTAs: FW Level 1 OT students, OTAs, aides, techs