Characteristics of a successful occupational therapy assistant (OTA) and OTA student include but are not limited to:
- Adopts a positive attitude
- Attentive to detail and thorough in task completion
- Flexible and open to change in the program and variety in workplace
- Functions well in high stress situations
- Works both as a member of a team but with little supervision at times
- Open to working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds
- Stable in temperament and caring in approach to others
- Able to accept and implement feedback
- Appropriate in judgment & ethical in behavior
- Professional (behavior, dress, hygiene, and communication) and respectful of others using tact
- Accepts personal responsibility
The following are standards for graduates of our OTA program. If you have a disability, MCC will provide reasonable accommodations. Please contact the access resource coordinator at 816.604.4089 or visit the access office website. Two-to six-week advance notice is required for some accommodations.
|Some examples of necessary activities
|Ability sufficient to assist clients to move from room to room, move over varied terrain, and provide safe and effective client care in a timely fashion.
|Fine Motor Skills
|Fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective patient care in a timely fashion.
|Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess health needs of clients for safe client care.
|Sufficient observation skills necessary for safe client care.
|Critical thinking sufficient for clinical judgment.
|Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with clients, families, groups, team members from a variety of social, emotional, cultural and intellectual backgrounds.
|Communication abilities for interaction with others orally and in writing
|Behavior consistent with the standards and core values of the occupational therapy profession.