State of North CarolinaRaleigh 27603
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Adaptive Equipment Specialist--temporary Solutions

State of North Carolina
Full Time, Temporary 30 or more per week 116 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603, United States Apply before 10/4/2023 5:00



This is a temporary position and there are no leave or retirement benefits offered with this position. Temporary employees who work an annual average of 30 or more hours per week may be eligible for health insurance coverage under the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). For more information on Health Benefits offered visit .

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NOTE:  If you are a current NC State Government employee, you will be considered for a temporary assignment. However, Temporary Solutions cannot accommodate dual employment.

 Individuals hired into a temporary State job must be fully qualified for the job.  OSHR supports the Governor's Job Ready initiative and seeks to expand a temporary's skill set to enhance their qualifications for State government and private sector jobs.  Exposure to an agency's culture, process, procedures, and potential learning opportunities can provide valuable experience to those who may seek permanent employment with the state.
 This temporary position is located in Morganton, NC - Burke County.

 Job Order Hourly Rate of Pay: $22.00 (Based on education and/or years of relevant work experience reflected on the application). 

 This temporary position will be assigned to the Department of Health and Human Services. This position is located at 1000 South Sterling Street. Morganton, NC 28655.

Broughton Hospital, a state psychiatric hospital serving the Western Region of NC, is recruiting for a Temporary Solutions Adaptive Equipment Specialist. Our 24-hour in-patient psychiatric facility serves adolescent, adult, deaf and geriatric patients. This position independently performs a variety of tasks involving on unit adaptive equipment monitoring, preventative maintenance, monitoring and assisting in cleaning, mechanical/carpentry,  upholstery repair, design and/or modification of wheelchairs, geri chairs, durable medical equipment, and adaptive equipment for patients at Broughton Hospital under the supervision and partnership of Occupational Therapy.  Equipment types may assist with daily living needs, mobility, accessibility, safety monitoring, protective systems and structures, transportation, or similar devices. The employee performs assigned work in accordance with the requested needs from OT. Work assignments are in the form of general oral, written, and/or event tracker ticket instructions indicating desired results. Event tracking system will be used for data entry and service ticket systems. New or unusual assignments may be accompanied with more detailed instructions. Work operations are performed within the general diagrams and written instructions provided by a supervisor or requesting party. Within these guidelines, position identifies construction problems and establish functional alternatives to ensure requested outcomes are achieved. At times, this position will fabricate new items. Work is reviewed after completion by the OTR/L or OTAs as applicable. Technician will assist with inventory and ordering parts. This position requires the technician to be able to interact with patients and hospital staff especially when rounding on the units to assess devices. The position requires a working knowledge of human body and its movements in relationship to the equipment in use and creating adaptations. Employees must be able to use basic computers such as Microsoft Office programs and office equipment for documentation, communication, inventory, and supply ordering. Employee needs to be able to communicate effectively orally and written with OT, staff, and patients. Employee needs to have the ability to work effectively with patients of various ages, mental competencies, and physical disabilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

NOTE:  Qualified applicants must meet and CLEARLY reflect on their application training and experience and all knowledge, skills, abilities, and any experience or competencies specified in the posting and/or supplemental question(s) to be considered. 

NOTE: "See Resume" is not acceptable to show work history.

  • Working knowledge of the methods, tools, practices, and materials used in the mechanical, carpentry and upholstery trades.
  • Skill in the use of tools and materials required
  • Ability to understand and work from measurements, diagrams, sketches, or pencil drawings
  • Ability to operate the more common typed of machine shop or woodworking power equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with a variety of treatment staff members and patients
  • Working knowledge of preventative maintenance and repairs to include but not limited to wheelchairs, geri chairs, Broda chairs, shower chair/bench, and commode chairs
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High School or General Education Development (GED) diploma and two (2) years of progressive experience directly related to the performance of tasks associated with carpentry and/ or upholstery; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Management Preferences (if applicable):

Prior adaptive equipment maintenance experience

On the job training will be provided for site specific services.. 

Supplemental and Contact Information

For technical issues with your application, please call the Applicant Support Help Line at 855-524-5627. 

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Temporary Solutions
 Office of State Human Resources
 1110 Navaho Drive, Suite 200
 Raleigh, NC  27609