• Occupational Therapist I (Per Diem) Chapel Hill
  • UNC Health Careers in Chapel Hill, NC, United States
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  • 2 days ago

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UNC Rehabilitation Services is seeking an Occupational Therapist I PD to join our team in providing comprehensive care for patients and families in our PICU/PCICU and inpatient pediatric floors at UNC Children’s. Qualified candidates may also provide care to patients in our Level IV NICU.

As a top-tier academic medical center, UNC Children’s hospital upholds a four-tiered mission to “CARE,” aligning clinical care, advocacy, research, and education to deliver world-class, family-centered care – always regardless of a family’s ability to pay. UNC Children’s clinical home, N.C. Children’s Hospital, is a major referral center for children with complex conditions and consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals" on its annual list. UNC Children’s is also designated as a Level I Trauma Center.

This position requires regular Saturday or Sunday coverage, with weekday shift availability based on caseload and team needs.

This is highly skilled, rehabilitative work with children and families whose abilities to cope with the daily tasks of living are impaired by prematurity, medical complexities, severe illness, trauma, oncologic diagnoses, and more. Employees in this classification provide occupational therapy evaluation, consultation and skilled treatment to patients in a specialty area and serve as a resource or contact for the department within that specialty area.

The selected candidate for this role will need acute pediatric experience. NICU experience preferred.


1. Diagnostic Testing - Administers basic & complex diagnostic tests and evaluations in the area of Occupational Therapy for the treatment of functional deficits and related impairments.

2. Evaluation of Care - Analyzes results of diagnostic and or therapeutic testing to establish patient goals and or modify subsequent treatment programs. Identifies expected patient outcomes. Communicates relevant information to promote continuity of care.

3. Implementation-- Selects and applies current and advanced techniques to provide quality and efficient rehabilitative services. Provides habilitation/rehabilitation and maintenance of persons with related impairments. Organizes and prioritizes care according to patient/family needs.

4. Participation - Contributes to quality of clinical services through attendance and participation in departmental meetings and in-services.

5. Quality-Contributes to quality of clinical services through maintenance of valid & reliable records of patient procedures & progress. Participates in quality improvement initiatives with the clinical specialist and other healthcare professionals. Participates in continuous quality improvement efforts in conjunction with the department director.

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy program.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Licensed as an Occupational Therapist in the state of North Carolina.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: Occupational Therapy

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours Per Week: 8.00

Flat Rate: $46.08 per hour

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Variable

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity
Chapel Hill NC USA


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