Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Develop, improve, or restore skills in activit iesof daily living, workor productive activities and play or leisure. In tervention involvestherapeutic use of meaningful and purposeful occupati ons, adaptation ofenvironments, promotion of health and wellness, graded tasks andactivities as prerequisites to engagement in occupations, desi gn,fabrication, application or training in the use of assistive technolo gyor orthotic/prosthetic devices, application of physical agent modaliti esand application of ergonomic principles to the performance ofoccupatio ns. Serve as a resource person for the team and department;participatesi norientation ofnew staff therapists, physicians andother health personne l. The senior participates in teaching activitiesfor occupational therap y and other health related students.
S ee departmental criteria for clinical ladder advancement eligibility.Dem onstrate and articulate sound clinical reasoning in synthesizingcomplexe valuation data identifying diagnosis and developing acomprehensive plan of care.Develop and update appropriate plan of care in collaboration wit h thepatient/family and related to the person's age and lifestyle withme asurable long and short term goalsand a defined D/C plan.Understand the role of occupational therapy in the context of thepatient's age, total needs perspective and environment.Select and administer appropriateasse ssment and treatment techniques.Perform age appropriate competency skill s in area of practice and withrespect to individual patient's problems.F ollow intervention protocols and revise interventions appropriately.Disc harge patient when goals have been met or medical necessity is nolonger indicated.Establish provisions for continuing services/follow up as need ed.Meet competency skills for evaluations in area of practice.Consistent ly meet patient care productivity standard as established forjob classif ication.Work cooperatively with supervisors and peers to contribute toth eoverall productivity of the team.Utilize support personnel (aides, seni or aides, assistants) asappropriate and available.Actively support and p articipate in patient coverage efforts across alldivisions within thedep artment as necessary.Assess the learning needs and capabilities of patie nts and caregivers.Initiate patient and family education in a timelymann er relative toage, LOS, readiness to learn, and emotional status.Utilize appropriate methods and materials for effective learning,monitoring res ponse to education, and adapting program appropriately.Ensure thatpatien t/family understands when and how to access furtherintervention.Patient care documentation is timely, legible, and efficient.Documentationis con cise, pertinent and meets the professions anddepartments documentation s tandards.Oral reporting is clear, concise, relevant, and timely.Perform all required data collection for the department accurately andwithin exp ected time frame.Peer review standards are consistently met.Collaborate effectively with other members of the health care team.Take one to two s tudents for short-term clinical rotation.Adjust supervisory techniques f or individual students' needs.Provide in-services on clinical education attended.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described h erein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Abilityto push -pull, lift-carry, and transfer patients.
Level Characterist ics
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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