Occupational Therapist | Pediatrics-Developmental

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Occupational Therapist
Job ID: 7381
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Allied Health-Clinical
Winston-Salem, NCAllied Health-Clinical, Medical, Healthcare7/16/2014PEDIATRICS - DEVELOPMENTAL AND BEHAVIORALFull-time Regular, 40 hours/weekI Function of JobThis position is within the Children''''s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA, www.ncei.org), part of the Section of Developmental-Behavior Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics. It serves on an...

Job Description


PEDIATRICS - DEVELOPMENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL

Full-time Regular, 40 hours/week

I Function of Job

This position is within the Children's Developmental Services Agency (CDSA, www.ncei.org), part of the Section of Developmental-Behavior Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics. It serves on an interdisciplinary Early Intervention team to
provide assessment, diagnostic, and treatment services to children birth to 36 months of age with developmental disabilities. Work involves child assessment, caregiver and staff training/education, coaching, consulting, and treating.

The position provides direct therapy to children in a natural setting, providing training and demonstration to parents, early childhood intervention specialists, and others. This position recommends appropriate adaptive equipment and completes paperwork for funding sources. This position works closely with allied professionals but is responsible for independently making clinical decisions regarding assessment and treatment for his/her caseload with regard to occupational therapy services.

II Characteristic Work

Evaluations: the Occupational Therapist uses a variety of tools and instruments (both standardized and non-standardized) to comprehensively assess and reassess fine motor development of young children with delays/disorders. This position serves a member of a multidisciplinary team for comprehensive evaluations and also performs individual Occupational Therapy evaluations. This position plans intervention strategies and communicates effectively with families regarding the child's strengths and weaknesses. Work is performed in homes, agencies, and clinics. Travel within service region is required. As a member of the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) team, develops outcomes, goals, and activities designed to promote optimal developmental enhancement, and consults with families and professionals to implement strategies to achieve those outcomes. Employees perform a variety of standardized screening and assessment measurements, observations in natural settings, caregiver interviews. Play-based and routines-based therapeutic intervention strategies are taught to families to enhance and augment fine/visual motor development, sensory processing abilities, and overall general development of self-help skills. The Occupational Therapist interprets findings to team members and provides a written summary of findings to be incorporated into team reports and treatment plans.

Treatment: The position provides occupational therapy treatment services to children who qualify for services based on North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program guidelines. Treatment may include neuro-developmental and sensory motor therapy, developmental stimulation, home programming, coaching/consultation, equipment demonstration or other treatment modality to enhance sensory motor functioning and general developmental status. Treatment is coordinated with other community providers including early intervention specialists, speech/language pathologists, physical therapists, and physicians as appropriate. Treatment is provided in homes, day cares, preschools, or other facilities as determined by needs of the child and family. The staff member is responsible for documentation of goals and objectives for therapy as well as the course and progress of interventions with the child. The occupational therapist also participates as needed for IFSP meetings.

Administrative Duties: This position will attend scheduled staff meetings and CDSA or other agency committee meetings for which he/she is a participant. Travel, leave, and other necessary forms will be completed in a timely manner.

Quality Assurance and Community Services: This position may participate in chart review of clinical records for quality assurance as needed. The staff member will attend relevant workshops and update instruments/tools to ensure most beneficial practices for population served. The Occupational Therapist provides in-service and training for community professionals and caregivers as needed.

III Supervision Received and Given

Instructions, verbal or written, are usually received from the Assistant Director or Director on matters other than standard internal procedures as specified in procedures manuals, etc. The staff member is expected to demonstrate independent thinking and judgment regarding prioritizing responsibilities/duties, utilizing time, planning and actions in case management, etc. This staff member is directly supervised by the Assistant Director to include at minimum annual performance evaluation meetings. Immediate feedback may be provided in oral or written form in the course of day-to-day operations. The supervisor acts as a resource to the staff member in planning and carrying out clinical duties. This position is not supervisory.

IV Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Minimum Training and Experience:

Required Minimum Training: A bachelor's or advanced degree in occupational therapy and current valid license issued by the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy to practice occupational therapy in the state of North Carolina.

Other Requirements:

Possession of a current and valid NC Driver's License.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

Clinical experience working with pre-school children and their families. Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 6670

FUNCTION OF JOB

Under general supervision, responsible for the assessment, diagnostic, and treatment services to children birth to five years of age with or at risk for developmental delays.

CHARACTERISTIC WORK

1. Comprehensively assess and reassess fine motor development of young children with known or suspected delays/disorders with a variety of tools and instruments (both standardized and non-standardized).

2. Perform both individual and comprehensive evaluations with multidisciplinary team members. Provide written summary of diagnostic findings to be incorporated into team plan.

3. Plan intervention strategies and communicate effectively with families regarding the child's strengths and weaknesses; work may be performed in homes, agencies, preschools or clinics.

4. Provide occupational therapy treatment services including neuro-developmental and sensory motor therapy, developmental stimulation, home programming, equipment demonstration, or other treatment modality to enhance sensory motor functioning and general developmental status.

5. Provide documentation of goals and objectives for therapy as well as the course and progress of interventions with the child. Participate in IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) as needed.

6. Participate in chart review of clinical records for quality assurance. Attend relevant workshops and update instruments/tools to ensure most beneficial practices for population served.

7. Attend scheduled staff, CDSA, or other committee meetings as needed.

8. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND GIVEN

Oral and/or written instructions are received from supervision. Provide guidance and direction to support personnel.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

1. Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university.
2. Current licensure in the State of NC in Occupational Therapy.
3. One year of experience in pediatric occupational therapy.
4. Valid NC driver's license.

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

1. Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university.

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-0175. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at accommodationrequest@wakehealth.edu.

It is the policy of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.



Quick Reference

Human Resources
General Employment

Phone 336-716-4717
FAX 336-716-5656

Nurse Recruitment

Phone 336-716-3339
FAX 336-716-5656

nrsrecrt@wakehealth.edu

General Information

humanresources
@wakehealth.edu

Ways to Give
USNWR 2013-2014Magnet Hospital RecognitionConsumer Choice2014 Best DoctorsJoint Commission Report

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.