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Occupational Therapist I

Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionBecome part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.Summary:The Rehabilitation Services Department at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, NC is accepting applications for an Acute Care OT I position. This position will offer therapy services within a variety of acute care patient populations. The OTR will work closely with a team of experienced OTs, OTAs, PTs, and PTAs in a large volume, fast-paced acute care environment. Candidates must have excellent time management, communication, and organizational skills. Clinical experience in acute care is preferred. The selected candidate will work (Sun, Mon, Thurs, Fri) with occasional holiday coverage.
Responsibilities:
1. Diagnostic Testing - Administers basic & complex diagnostic tests and evaluations in the area of Occupational Therapy for the treatment of functional deficits and related impairments.
2. Education - Teach & supervise graduate Occupational Therapy students and/or clinical fellows/residents. Develops or contributes to innovative programs to enhance patient care. Serves as resource consultant to other clinicians in respective specialty area.
3. Evaluation of Care - Analyzes results of diagnostic and or therapeutic testing to establish patient goals and or modify subsequent treatment programs. Identifies expected patient outcomes. Communicates relevant information to promote continuity of care.
4. Implementation- Selects and applies current and advanced techniques to provide quality and efficient rehabilitative services. Provides habilitation/rehabilitation and maintenance of persons with related impairments. Organizes and prioritizes care according to patient/family needs.
5. Outreach/Community Involvement-Serves as resource to North Carolina government departments and statewide health professionals in specialty areas. Presents at local (university/hospital) or state level, participates in community health screening and events. Participates in the development of new clinical programs to meet emerging needs in conjunction with the clinical specialist and/or department director.
6. Participation - Contributes to quality of clinical services through attendance and participation in departmental meetings and in-services.
7. Quality-Contributes to quality of clinical services through maintenance of valid & reliable records of patient procedures & progress. Participates in quality improvement initiatives with the clinical specialist and other healthcare professionals. Participates in continuous quality improvement efforts in conjunction with the department director.
Other InformationOther information:
Education Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy program.Licensure/Certification Requirements:
    • Licensed as an Occupational Therapist in the state of North Carolina.Professional Experience Requirements:
      • No prior experience required.Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
        Job DetailsLegal Employer: STATEEntity: UNC Medical Center
        Organization Unit: Occupational TherapyWork Type: Full Time
        Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00Work Schedule: Day JobLocation of Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , Occupational Therapist I, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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