Occupational Therapist Assistant Interview Questions

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List of 30 Occupational Therapist Assistant Interview Questions & Answers

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    When can you start working?

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    What do you like most about being an OTA?

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    Would you say you are an organized, detail oriented person?

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    Have you worked with stroke patients?

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    If you have a disagreement with the OT, what would you do?

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    When have you demonstrated a great deal of patience in the work place?

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    How would your co-workers describe you?

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    What type of patients would you be interested in specializing in?

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    Have you assessed a child's handwriting?

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    Do you encourage fidget tools as a part of sensory therapy?

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    How do you typically treat patients?

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    What motivates you as an OTA?

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    Do you have further career plans, past being an OTA?

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    What is your one weakness, as an OTA?

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    Do you enjoy communicating with patients?

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    What do you dislike about Occupational Therapy?

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    Why do you want to be an OT Assistant?

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    Tell me about your education.

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    How should an OT and OTA function together? In your opinion.

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    Do you have any volunteer experience? How do you believe that helped you prepare for this career?

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    Does any type of patient treatment make you uncomfortable?

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    What do you not like to do as an occupational therapist assistant?

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    How have you made your previous office better as an OTA?

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    Do you enjoy helping out the team and making the office more successful?

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    What therapeutic techniques are you familiar with and which have you used successfully?

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    Have you worked with Autistic patients?

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    What is your communication style?

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    What type of supervision do you work best with?

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    If you noticed a patient wasn't improving what would you do?

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    Do you have any questions for us?