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Occupational Therapist I

Job ID: 969023
Facility: ECU Health Medical Center
Dept: Occupational Therapy
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Mar 1, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health Medical Center

ECU Health Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the 974-bed flagship hospital for ECU Health and serves as the primary teaching hospital for The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health Medical Center has achieved Magnet® designation twice and provides acute and intermediate care, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to a 29-county region that is home to more than 1.4 million people.

Position Summary

Responsible for assessment, treatment planning and execution of Occupational Therapy treatments. These services are based on the patient/family preferences and the developmental needs, medical conditions and diseases as they affect patient care and recovery.

The staff therapist will be responsible for maintaining patient care documentation and adherence to documentation guidelines. The staff therapist shall provide patient care following development of a treatment plan completed considering the patient's problems as related to occupational performance.

Responsibilities

1. Responsible for assessing, developing and carrying out appropriate treatment plan meeting the developmental needs, medical conditions and diseases as they affect patient care and recovery.
2. Responsible for maintaining patient care documentation in adherence to documentation guidelines.
3. Responsible for a patient caseload and meeting productivity expectations.
4. Participates in patient care staffing and assist other team members in understanding the patient's barriers as related to the patient's occupational performance.
5. Responsible for the safety of patients assigned to him/her while they are in the patient treatment areas. Also must be aware of the overall safety conditions in the treatment areas as they relate to the staff and occupational therapy patient caseload.
6. Responsible for his/her attendance at program staff meetings and follow through on assigned tasks.
7. Expected to actively participate in establishment of program/department goals and objectives, program development and In service training.
8. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide services appropriate to the age of the patient.
9. Responsible for the safety and effective use of volunteers assigned.
10. Assist the Supervisor in developing and supervising assigned personnel.

Minimum Requirements

Graduation from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy with a Bachelor's, Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree in Occupational Therapy is required.

Less than three years of liciensure.

Progressive and dynamic knowledge of Occupational Therapy and a willingness to participate in continuing education, to remain current in new theories of treatment. Ability to work with other health care professionals in a manner that will ensure continued cooperative efforts is required.

Must have successfully passed the exam administered by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

OT licensure or eligible with State of North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy (NCBOT).

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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