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X12 Therapeutic/Medical Assistant

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving providing assistance to higher level professionals in administering various medical or therapeutic programs, in evaluating standard diagnostic tests; in supervising and instructing an assigned group of patients in a planned therapeutic/medical program; in providing emergency medical services or treatment, and similar activities.  Carefully prescribed procedures are adhered to while following standard treatment methods for completion of the therapy or other services in compliance with applicable licensure laws.

Typical Functions

The functions within this job family may vary by level, but will include the following:

  • Administers and performs specified tests and treatments, as directed by supervising therapist.
  • Assists professionals in diagnostic evaluations.
  • Observes and maintains records on patients.
  • Assists professionals in developing treatment plans.
  • Evaluates progress and recommends changes in treatment or schedules as appropriate to the supervising therapist.
  • Assists supervising therapist in initial assessments to determine direction of treatment.
  • Prepares written reports, progress notes and other records concerning treatments and activities, as directed by supervising therapist.
  • Participates in case conferences to coordinate the treatment of patients and in family conferences concerning the patient's condition and progress.
  • Maintains equipment and materials in good condition.

Level Descriptors

The Therapeutic/Medical Assistant job family has two levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of the duties performed, the depth and breadth of accountability, and the expertise required to complete specific job assignments.

Level I Code: X11A Salary Band: D

This is the basic level where incumbents are assigned responsibilities for assisting in providing treatment to patients or performing other routine duties to build their skills in the specific type of therapeutic or medical program to which assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of fundamental methods, materials and equipment of designated therapy or medical program; and of necessary safety precautions.  Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to follow written and oral instructions; and work with and direct individuals or groups of patients.

Education and Experience requirements at this level are none.

Level II Code: X11B Salary Band: E

This is the basic level where incumbents are assigned responsibilities involving entry level work and receive training within the area to which assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the basic principles, theories and practices of the medical or therapeutic techniques of the assigned program; of the use of materials, equipment and supplies used in therapeutic treatment and exercises; of anatomy and physiology; and of procedures and techniques used to evaluate and test individual or group skills and abilities.  Ability is required to read and interpret test manuals; to establish rapport with subjects; to exercise sound judgment; to analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action; to organize and plan work; to comprehend and carry out complex oral and written instructions; to prepare written reports; to work with individuals and groups; to conduct interviews and tests; to use therapy equipment; and to administer individual and group therapy and activities.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a current license or registration in the appropriate field of work, such as a valid Oklahoma license as an Occupational Therapy Assistant issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision; a valid Oklahoma license as a Physical Therapy Assistant issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision; or current registration as a Radiological Technician or Emergency Medical Technician; or a bachelor’s degree in psychology or speech and hearing.

Level II Code: X12B Salary Band: J

This is the career level where incumbents perform duties and responsibilities at the full performance level in a specialization in one of the therapeutical/medical practices.  Incumbents at this level may be designated as lead worker for Level I positions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the intermediate principles, theories and practices of therapeutic or medical or diagnostic techniques; of the use of materials, equipment and supplies used in medical and therapeutic treatment; of anatomy and physiology; of procedures and techniques used to evaluate and test individual or group skills and abilities; and of principles, theories and practices of functional supervisory techniques.  Ability is required to read and interpret test manuals; to establish rapport with subjects; to exercise sound judgment; to analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action; to organize and plan work; to comprehend and carry out complex oral and written instructions; to prepare written reports; to work with individuals and groups; to conduct interviews and tests; to use therapy equipment; and to administer individual and group therapy and activities.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus three years of experience in one of the recognized therapeutical/medical practices.

Selective Qualifications

Some positions may require specific education and/or certification/licensure in one of the recognized therapeutical/medical practices.

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