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Occupational Therapy Skills Checklist 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.

Proficiency Scale:

1 = No Experience

2 = Need Training

3 = Able to perform with supervision

4 = Able to perform independently

Work Settings Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
General acute care 
 
Adult/adult ICU 
 
Pediatrics/PICU 
 
Childrenís 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 Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
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 Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Alzheimers/dementia 
 
Degenerative diseases of the CNS 
 
Multiple sclerosis 
 
Parkinsonís disease 
 
Spinal cord injury 
 
Adaptive equipment 
 
Neurodevelopmental testing (NDT) 
 
Wheelchair evaluation 
 
Stroke acute 
 
Stroke rehabilitation 
 
Functional splinting 
 
Traumatic brain injury 
 
Pediatric Assessments Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Neurodevelopmental testing 
 
Developmental screening 
 
Sensory-motor testing 
 
Visual perceptual testing 
 
Feeding/swallowing/oral motor 
 
Seating & positioning assessment (i.e. w/c) 
 
Other Assessments Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Physical capacity evaluation 
 
Home assessments/home accessibility 
 
Activities of daily living 
 
Driving evaluation 
 
Cognitive/perception 
 
Treatment Approaches Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
ADL 
 
Cognitive retraining 
 
Community re-entry 
 
Energy conservation/work simplification techniques 
 
Functional transfer training 
 
Home safety 
 
Lymphedema management 
 
Orthotics/Prosthetics training 
 
Treatment Approaches - cont. Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Patient, family & staff training 
 
PNF 
 
SI 
 
Therapeutic exercises/activities 
 
Work hardening 
 
Splinting 
 
Neurodevelopmental testing (NDT) 
 
Incontinence management 
 
Modalities Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Anodyne 
 
Biofeedback 
 
Electrical stimulation 
 
Fluidotherapy 
 
Oral motor facilities 
 
Paraffin bath 
 
TENS 
 
Therapeutic pool 
 
Ultrasound 
 
Prosthetics/Orthotics Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
UE prosthetics 
 
Static splints 
 
Dynamic splints 
 
Serial casting 
 
Other Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Burn management 
 
Cardiac rehabilitation 
 
Cognitive retraining 
 
Computer skills 
 
FIM scoring 
 
Geriatrics 
 
Group dynamics 
 
IEP skills 
 
Other - cont. Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Inservice education 
 
Job task analysis 
 
Therapeutic media 
 
Knowledge of payment sources 
 
Medicare 
 
Medicaid 
 
MDS 
 
General Skills Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Patient/family teaching 
 
Patients in isolation 
 
Patients in restraints 
 
Initial evaluation 
 
Lift/transfer devices 
 
Specialty beds 
 
End of life care/palliative care 
 
Cerner 
 
EPIC 
 
McKesson 
 
Meditech 
 
Accurate patient identification 
 
Effective communication 
 
Pain assessment & management 
 
Infection control 
 
Universal precautions 
 
Care of patients in isolation 
 
Minimize risk of falls 
 
Prevention of pressure ulcers 
 
Age Specific Competencies Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Infant (birth to 1 year) 
 
Toddler (ages 1-3 years) 
 
Preschooler (ages 3-5 years)  
 
Childhood (ages 6-12 years) 
 
Age Specific Competencies - cont. Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
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) 
 
Additional training: Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Additional equipment: Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4