Occupational Therapist, Acute Care - Duke Regional Hospital - PRN, Weekday and Weekend
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 173494
Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
Develop, improve, or restore skills in activities of daily living, workor productive activities and play or leisure. Inte rvention involvestherapeutic use of meaningful and purposeful occupation s, adaptation ofenvironments, promotion of health and wellness, graded t asks andactivities as prerequisites to engagement in occupations, design ,fabrication, application or training in the use of assistive technology or orthotic/prosthetic devices, application of physical agent modalities and application of ergonomic principles to the performance ofoccupations . Serve as a resource person for the team and department;participates in orientation of newstaff therapists, physicians andother health personn el. The senior participates in teaching activitiesfor occupational thera py and other health related students.
See departmental criteria for clinical ladder advancement eligibility.De monstrate and articulate sound clinical reasoning in synthesizingcomplexevaluation data identifying diagnosis and developing acomprehensive pla n of care.Develop and update appropriate plan of care in collaboration w ith thepatient/family and related to the person's age and lifestyle with measurable long and short term goalsand a defined D/C plan.Understand t he role of occupational therapy in the context of thepatient's age, tota l needs perspective and environment.Select and administer appropriate as sessment and treatment techniques.Perform age appropriate competency skills inarea of practice and withrespect to individual patient's problems .Follow intervention protocols and revise interventions appropriately.Di scharge patient when goals have been met or medical necessity is nolonge r indicated.Establish provisions forcontinuing services/follow up as ne eded.Meet competency skills for evaluations in area of practice.Consiste ntly meet patient care productivity standard as established forjob class ification.Work cooperatively with supervisors and peers to contribute totheoverall productivity of the team.Utilize support personnel (aides, s enior aides, assistants) asappropriate and available.Actively support an d participate in patient coverage efforts across alldivisions within the department as necessary.Assess the learning needs and capabilities of p atients and caregivers.Initiate patient and family education in a timely manner relative toage, LOS, readiness to learn, and emotional status.Ut ilize appropriate methods and materials for effective learning,monitorin gresponse to education, and adapting program appropriately.Ensure that patient/family understands when and how to access furtherintervention.Pa tient care documentation is timely, legible, and efficient.Documentation is concise, pertinent and meets the professions anddepartments document ation standards.Oral reporting is clear, concise, relevant, and timely.P erform all required data collection for the department accurately andwit hin expected time frame.Peer review standards are consistently met.Colla borate effectively with other members of the health care team.Take one t o two students for short-term clinical rotation.Adjust supervisory techn iques for individual students' needs.Provide in-services on clinical edu cation attended.Perform other related duties incidental to the work desc ribed herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to push-pull, lift-carry, and transfer patients.
Level Char acteristics
See Clinical Ladder administration document
Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy required, with Master's degree preferred.
None beyond required education, although more experience may be preferred at times.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Current Occupational Therapy license in North Carolina.
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