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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 310H
Category: Health Care

Class Series Concept

Assist in the practice of occupational therapy under the supervision of an occupational therapist.


Perform occupational therapy assessment and treatment procedures such as dressing and other self-care skills, maintain therapeutic equipment and supplies, perform clerical duties.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, provide and assist with routine occupational therapy services.

Typical Work

Assist occupational therapist with the patient assessment process; prepare patients and environment for therapy; 

Implement treatment; motivate and encourage the patient toward independence in activities of daily living; 

Assist in leadership of occupational therapy groups; 

Monitor and report patient's response to treatment; modify treatment as directed; 

Assist in therapeutic adaptation and/or fabricate equipment and orthotics; 

Participate in team reporting and schedule assigned patients; 

Document patient progress in medical chart; maintain services related records; 

Maintain supplies and therapeutic equipment in a clean, safe working environment;

Participate in orienting student helpers, students, and volunteers; 

Perform clerical duties as assigned; 

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

Graduate of an approved educational program for occupational therapy assistant
Successful completion of the National Board for Certification in occupational therapy (NBCOT) assistant certification examination
Active Washington State license, or license eligible to practice as an occupational therapy assistant.
Physical ability to move patients and equipment.

Class Specification History

New Class: 2-22-88
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised class code: (formerly 6138) effective July 1, 2007
Class plan maintenance to desirable qualifications; effective July 1, 2023.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.