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 
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 
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 
Neurologic Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
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 
Treatment Approaches Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
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 
Therapeutic exercises/activities 
Work hardening 
Neurodevelopmental testing (NDT) 
Incontinence management 
Modalities Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Electrical stimulation 
Oral motor facilities 
Paraffin bath 
Therapeutic pool 
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 
Group dynamics 
IEP skills 
Other - cont. Rating Stars (Click) 1 2 3 4  
Inservice education 
Job task analysis 
Therapeutic media 
Knowledge of payment sources 
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 
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