CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT - Eye Center - Main (Durham) (Durham, NC, US, 27710)

Duke University

Durham, NC - Aug 02, 2022


PDC: The Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) is the world-class, multi-specialty physician practice of Duke Health.

The PDC’s providers and staff work as a team to provide excellent patient care in more than 120 primary and specialty care clinics located throughout North Carolina.

The PDC recruits the top physicians, clinicians and employees, and retains them by offering competitive salaries and benefits and a supportive work environment where passion and purpose connect.

To learn more, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4Mq59-No-k     Duke Main Eye Center      Job Duties   Develop and update appropriate plan of care in collaboratio n with the referring physician, supervision OT, and other members of the vision rehabilitation team and the patient/family and relat ed to the person's age and lifestyle with measurable long and short term goals and a defined D/C plan.

Understand the role of occupational therapy assistant in the context of the patient's age, total needs perspective and environment.

Select and administer appropriate standardized asses sments and treatment techniques as approved by the supervising OT.

Perform age appropriate competency skills in area of practice and with respect to individual patients’ problems and goals.

Follow intervention protoc ols and revise interventions appropriately under the direction of the supervising therapist.

Provide appropr iate patient performance updates regarding discharge status when g oals have been met or medical necessity is no longer indicated.

Assess the learning needs and capabilities of patients and caregivers.

Initiate patient and family education in a timely manner relative to age, willingness and ability to learn, and emotional and cognitive status.

Ensure that patient/family understands when and how to access other resources.

Utilize appropriate methods and materials for effective learning, monitoring response to education, and adaptin g program appropriately.

Work cooperatively with supervisors and peers to contribute to the overall producti vity of the vision rehabilitation care team.  Perform all required data collect ion for the department accurately and within expected time frame.

Complete patient care documentation in a timely, legible, and efficient manner.

Documentat ion is concise, pertinent and meets the profession and department's regulatory standards.

Peer review standards are consistently met.

Establish provisions for continu ing services/follow up as needed to maintain Certified Low Vision Therapist (CLVT) or equivalent Low Vision Rehabilitation Graduate Certificate for OT.

Meet competency skills for standardized evaluation and treatment intervention in area of low vision rehabilitation practice.

Consistently meet patient care productivity standard as established for job classification.

               ·  Provide clinical education experiences for students and volunteers a s requested by the OT supervisor.

               ·  Utilize support personnel (aides, tec hnicians, assistants) as appropriate and available...

    Education requirements/Preferences Associate's degree in occupational therapy.

Experience Requirements/Preferences No experience necessary beyond required education, although more experience may be preferred at times   Licensure/Certification Requirements Occupational Therapist Assistant licensure in state of North Carolina.

    Minimum Qualifications   Education Levels I, II and III Associate's degree in occupational therapy.

  Experience Level I experience.

No experience necessary beyond required education.

Level II Three years related occupational therapy Level III Five years occupational therapy assistant experience with two years at DUHS.

  Degrees, Licensures, Certifications Levels I, II and III Occupational Therapist Assistant licensure in the state of North Carolina   Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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