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New York Occupational Therapy Supervision
Responsibilities When Delegating
There are several situations in which occupational therapists serve as supervisors including and clinical supervision in agencies and organizations, supervision of persons gaining experience for licensure purposes, supervision in training situations, and, the supervision of occupational therapy assistants. The supervisor is ultimately responsible for quality control and can be held accountable for the professional services being provided by the person being supervised. While there are differences in the various forms of supervision, occupational therapists who provide clinical supervision are engaged in the practice of occupational therapy.
When an occupational therapist is serving as a supervisor, here are a few things to consider:
When an occupational therapist agrees to serve as a supervisor, there are specific areas that should be addressed before entering into the supervisory relationship so that all parties understand their duties and obligations. The nature and terms of the relationship should be spelled out in advance, including: