Occupational Therapist, Acute Care

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Wake Forest Baptist Health
May 7, 2021
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Occupational Therapist, Acute Care
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Occupational Therapist, Acute Care

Acute Care OT Position (Wednesday- Sunday Schedule): Seeking new team member to treat diverse patient populations and diagnoses in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  Primary service areas include: Medicine, Surgery, Burns, Orthopedics, Trauma, Pediatrics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Wounds.

New Grads, experienced candidates are welcome. NC licensure and American Heart Association CPR certification required.


Responsible for assessment, diagnostic, and /or treatment services to any person when so ordered by a physician, dentist, or podiatrist.  Treatment is provided through the employment of physical means such as therapeutic exercise, heat, water, electricity, massage, ultrasound, and the use of rehabilitative procedures and devices.


Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university with one year of experience in occupational therapy required.  Master's degree preferred.


Current licensure to practice Occupational Therapy in the State of North Carolina.  Active member of AOTA encouraged, but not required.  CPR Certification every two years.  Valid North Carolina driver's license.
Wake Forest Baptist Health:

Wake Forest Baptist Health is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest Baptist’s two main components are an integrated clinical system- anchored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston Salem – that included Brenner Children’s Hospital, five community hospitals, and more than 350 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,500 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, a recognized leader in experimental medical education and groundbreaking research that include Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery.


Generic Job Description

1. Responsible for the performance of specialized tests, such as manual muscle testing, goniometry and teaching occupational therapy procedures to the patient, family and other health personnel.
2. Performs both individual and comprehensive evaluations with multidisciplinary team members.  Provides written summary of diagnostic findings to be incorporated into team plan.
3. Plans intervention strategies and communicates effectively with families regarding the child's strengths and weaknesses; work may be performed in homes, agencies, preschools or clinics.
4. Provides 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. Provides documentation of goals and objectives for therapy as well as the course and progress of interventions with the patient.  Participates in IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) as needed.
6. Participates 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. Attends scheduled staff, CDSA, or other committee meetings as needed.
8. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Excellent oral and written communication skills
Contact with patients, family members, visitors, coworkers and medical staff under a wide variety of circumstances
Ability to work with infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and older adult patients
Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Functions effectively under stressful and difficult situations
Ability to work effectively with the team

Subject to many interruptions
Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquires
Exposure to hazardous substances, infectious diseases, and body fluids
Potential exposure to infectious/contagious diseases, hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids, wastes, toxic chemicals and radiation
Handles emergency or crisis situations
Handles absentee replacement on short notice

How to Apply

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) 716-6464.  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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, gender identity 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.

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