ERIC Number: ED078170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Therapy Job Descriptions. Development of Occupational Therapy Job Descriptions and Curricula through Task Analysis. Report Number One.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. School of Allied Medical Professions.
In developing job descriptions and curriculum for an occupational therapy program, the U. S. Department of Labor's occupational analysis and job structuring procedure was adapted by project staff with the assistance of the Ohio Bureau of Employment Service and the U. S. Department of Labor, Occupational Analysis Division. Six teams, each consisting of a trained occupational analyst and an occupational therapist, observed and recorded duties and tasks performed by staff members of 15 selected facilities throughout the U. S. The lists of duties and tasks were assessed by 63 occupational therapy educators and practitioners to identify missing activities or delete non-relevant activities. During a job restructuring conference, the duties and tasks assessed by the educators and practitioners were divided into four job levels based on the educational and vocational level of training needs for each duty and task. In addition, job descriptions were developed for each of the job levels, which included: (1) occupational therapy aide, (2) occupational therapy technician, (3) occupational therapist, and (4) occupational therapy consultant. This publication contains a chart indicating the division of responsibility for each level, along with a narrative summary of each job description and a detailed description of each level with its activities and elements. Related documents are available as VT 020 339 - VT 020 341 in this issue. (SB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Ladders, Curriculum Development, Employment Qualifications, Job Analysis, Occupational Information, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Paraprofessional Personnel, Professional Personnel, Task Analysis, Task Performance
Occupational Therapy Division, School of Allied Medical Professions, College of Medicine, Ohio State University, 1533 Perry St., Columbus, OH 43210 ($6.00 for set)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. School of Allied Medical Professions.