Occupational Therapy Skills Checklist

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Occupational Therapy Skills Checklist

Instructions: This checklist is meant to serve as a general guideline for our client facilities as to the level of your skills within your nursing specialty. Please use the scale below to describe your experience/expertise in each area listed below.

Work Settings

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
General acute care
Adult/adult ICU
Pediatrics/PICU
Children’s hospital
Hand therapy
Home health care
Outpatient neuro
Outpatient ortho
Psychiatric hospital
Rehabilitation hospital/inpatient rehabilitation unit
Skilled care facility
School setting
Early intervention
Subacute
Orthopedics

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Hand injury
Total joint replacement/upper extremities
Lower back/spinal surgeries
Arthritis programs
Soft tissue injuries
Knee injuries & total knee replacement
Hip fractures & total hip replacement
Mobilization techniques
Prosthetics/amputations
Neurologic

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Alzheimers/dementia
Degenerative diseases of the CNS
Multiple sclerosis
Parkinson’s disease
Spinal cord injury
Adaptive equipment
Neurodevelopmental testing (NDT)
Wheelchair evaluation
Stroke acute
Stroke rehabilitation
Functional splinting
Traumatic brain injury
Pediatric Assessments

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Neurodevelopmental testing
Developmental screening
Sensory-motor testing
Visual perceptual testing
Feeding/swallowing/oral motor
Seating & positioning assessment (i.e. w/c)
Other Assessments

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Physical capacity evaluation
Home assessments/home accessibility
Activities of daily living
Driving evaluation
Cognitive/perception
Treatment Approaches

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
ADL
Cognitive retraining
Community re-entry
Energy conservation/work simplification techniques
Functional transfer training
Home safety
Lymphedema management
Orthotics/Prosthetics training
Treatment Approaches – cont

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Patient, family & staff training
PNF
SI
Therapeutic exercises/activities
Work hardening
Splinting
Neurodevelopmental testing (NDT)
Incontinence management
Modalities

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Anodyne
Biofeedback
Electrical stimulation
Feeding techniques
Fluidotherapy
Oral motor facilities
Paraffin bath
TENS
Therapeutic pool
Ultrasound
Prosthetics/Orthotics

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
UE prosthetics
Static splints
Dynamic splints
Serial casting
Other

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Burn management
Cardiac rehabilitation
Cognitive retraining
Computer skills
FIM scoring
Geriatrics
Group dynamics
IEP skills
Other – cont.

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Inservice education
Job task analysis
Therapeutic media
Knowledge of payment sources
Medicare
Medicaid
MDS
General Skills

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Patient/family teaching
Patients in isolation
Patients in restraints
Initial evaluation
Lift/transfer devices
Specialty beds
End of life care/palliative care
Cerner (Computerized Charting)
EPIC (Computerized Charting)
McKesson (Computerized Charting)
Meditech (Computerized Charting)
Accurate patient identification (National Patient Safety Goals)
Effective communication (National Patient Safety Goals)
Pain assessment & management (National Patient Safety Goals)
Infection control (National Patient Safety Goals)
Universal precautions (National Patient Safety Goals)
Care of patients in isolation (National Patient Safety Goals)
Minimize risk of falls (National Patient Safety Goals)
Prevention of pressure ulcers (National Patient Safety Goals)
Age Specific Competencies

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Infant (birth to 1 year)
Toddler (ages 1-3 years)
Preschooler (ages 3-5 years)
Childhood (ages 6-12 years)
Age Specific Competencies – cont

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Adolescents (ages 12-21 years)
Young Adults (ages 21-39 years)
Adults (ages 40-64 years)
Older Adults (ages 65-79 years)
Elderly (ages 80+ years)
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Additional training:
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Additional equipment:
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I hereby certify that ALL information I have provided on this skills checklist, is true and accurate. I understand and acknowledge that any misrepresentation or omission may result in disqualification from employment and/or immediate termination.