National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapist Registered OTR®
DOMAIN, TASK, AND SKILL STATEMENTS
for the OTR® Certificant
Orthopedic Practice Area

 

Throughout this document the use of the term client is intended to include individuals and groups such as patients, consumers, workers, students, children, and others who receive occupational therapy services.

Statement of Target Audience
This tool is designed for the OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST REGISTERED OTR® who provides – or plans to provide – services to clients who have orthopedic conditions impacting their engagement in areas of occupation. Orthopedic conditions include but are not limited to soft tissue and bone pathologies secondary to orthopedic trauma or disease such as: fractures, musculotendinous injuries, ligamentous injuries, soft tissue pathology, amputations, arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, and congenital anomalies.

 

SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL RATING SCALE

0
    No competency: - Unfamiliar with concept or practice of the skill
1
    Competent - Familiar with concept of skill but infrequently applies this in current practice setting
2
    Service competent -  Implements skill across routine and complex situations within guidelines of current practice setting
3
    Skill mastery – Recognized specialist expertise
 
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