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Occupational Therapist I

Company: UNC Health
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: November 22, 2021

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:UNC Health Care is recruiting a full time mental health occupational therapist, to work with our multidisciplinary team located on the WakeBrook campus in Raleigh, NC.We are seeking an experienced, dynamic, motivated and team-oriented therapist with experience in an inpatient mental health setting. The occupational therapist shall be responsible for providing a full range of occupational therapy services including assessment, treatment planning and therapeutic interventions in a team environment consistent with the position's qualifications, professional practices and ethical standards. The occupational therapist will participate in a variety of professional growth activities intended to develop and improve patient care delivery and departmental performance.The occupational therapist shall also demonstrate accountability for and contribution to program development, quality improvement, problem solving and productivity enhancement in a flexible team fashion.The selected candidate will work Monday - Friday with occasional weekend and 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 CenterOrganization Unit: Occupation Therapy- WakebrookWork Type: Full TimeStandard Hours Per Week: 32.00Work Schedule: Day JobLocation of Job: US:NC:RaleighExempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Keywords: UNC Health, Raleigh , Occupational Therapist I, Healthcare , Raleigh, North Carolina

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