Duke Homecare & Hospice offers hospice, home health and infusion services. Hospice care is offered to terminally ill patients in their home, skilled-nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, and at our two inpatient facilities located in Hillsborough and Durham, North Carolina.
Job Title: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Job Code: 5068
Job Level: G1
Revised Date: 02/01/2016
Supervisory Responsibility: No
General Description of the Job Class
Develop, improve, or restore skills in activities of daily living, work or productive activities and play or leisure. Intervention involves therapeutic use of meaningful and purposeful occupations, adaptation of environments, promotion of health and wellness, graded tasks and activities 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 of occupations. Serve as a resource person for the team and department; participates in orientation of new staff therapists, physicians and other health personnel. The senior participates in teaching activities for occupational therapy and other health related students.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Required Qualifications at this Level
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, Licensure, and/or Certification
Current Occupational Therapy license in North Carolina.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to push-pull, lift-carry, and transfer patients.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
See Clinical Ladder administration document
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