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Nursing Assistant
Assists nursing service personnel with a variety of patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients. Assists with personal hygiene, takes vital signs and changes bed linens. May serve and collect food trays, provide for between-meal nourishment, and clean, sterilize, store and prepare other supplies. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and 0-2 years of related experience. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a registered nurse or supervisor.

Nursing Services Instructor
Plans, governs, coordinates and evaluates in-service orientation and continuing education programs for professional nursing personnel. Creates schedules and conducts training programs for staff development, and offers instruction in improved methods of nursing service and procedures. Requires a bachelor's degree in nursing, certification as a registered nurse (RN), and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

Occupational Therapist
Plans and conducts individualized occupational therapy programs to help patients develop, regain, or maintain their ability to perform daily activities. Teaches patients skills/techniques and how to use adaptive equipment for participating in activities. Studies, evaluates, and records patients' activities and progress. Requires a bachelor's degree and is certified as a occupational therapist. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a manager.

Occupational Therapist - Home Care
Plans and conducts individualized occupational therapy programs in a home care environment to help patients develop, regain, or maintain their ability to perform daily activities. Teaches patients skills/techniques and how to use adaptive equipment for participating in activities. Studies, evaluates, and records patients' activities and progress. Requires a bachelor's degree and is certified as an occupational therapist. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a manager.

Occupational Therapy Director
Directs the programs and staff of the occupational therapy department. Sets and implements guidelines for occupational therapy programs. Monitors patient progress and treatment plans. May require an advanced degree and professional certification with at least 7 years of direct experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management.

Online Pharmacist
Under the direction of a physician, compounds and dispenses prescribed drugs for online subscription orders. Also responsible for transferring prescriptions, handling incoming physician calls, logging data into the computer, and Drug Utilization Review. Requires a bachelor's degree and/or an advanced degree in pharmacy and is licensed to practice. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a manager or supervisor.

Optician
Interprets eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions written by ophthalmologists or optometrists. Measures a customer's face and eyes to ensure proper fit of eyeglasses or contact lenses. Assists customers in selecting frames based on their prescription and life style. Instructs the customer with eyeglass and contact lens care and use. Ensures finished lenses are ground to specifications and checks that eyewear fits properly. May require an associate's degree, 2-4 years of related experience, and must be a licensed optician. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

Optometrist
Examines patient's eyes to detect vision problems, diseases, and other abnormal conditions. Prescribes eyeglasses and contact lenses, and may prescribe drugs to treat eye disorders. Requires a bachelor's degree, graduation from an accredited optometry school, and must pass clinical state board examinations. May require at least 2-4 years of experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. May report to a medical director.

Orthodontist
Prevents and corrects malformations of teeth and related oral structures. Must be a graduate of an accredited dental program and is licensed to practice dentistry. May require 2-4 years of experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
 
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