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Occupational Therapist NICU Acute Therapy (per diem)

Job ID: 43548
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is seeking a NICU Occupational Therapist - Acute Therapy for a per diem, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $37.73, more depending on experience.

Schedule consists of two days a week, plus covering for vacations

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

Vancouver, Washington – look any direction and the scenery is astounding! Snow-capped mountains, nationally protected evergreen forests, the waterfall-laced Columbia River gorge, and rugged Pacific-coast beaches – all within a short 90-minute drive. The northwest is a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts. And against that magnificent backdrop, Vancouver and neighboring Portland, Oregon offer all the best amenities of city living. What makes our area so special? A thriving arts scene, varied professional sports teams, unique neighborhoods, and a wealth of diverse culinary destinations. 

JOB SUMMARY

Provide occupational therapy services in a Level III NICU (change to OT or SLP for other job postings). Treatments would include providing developmental care and feeding therapy for infants born at 26 weeks gestation to term. Potential to work in NICU follow-up feeding clinic. 

Responsible for the evaluation of patients, determining plan of care and goals of treatment, participating in treatment of patients participating in treatment of patients within the scope of Occupational Therapy. May provide oversight to therapy assistants and/or students in following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients appropriate to the age of the patient served; may provide supervision to therapy aides and/or volunteers. Works collaboratively as a part of a patient care team toward the best outcomes for patients. 

What you will do:

  1. Evaluates assigned patients and establishes a treatment plan and goals, using data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, observation and team members.
  2. Completes patient treatment according to plan of care and modifies plan to meet patient needs, and updates plan as appropriate.
  3. Completes documentation accurately, timely, according to regulatory and state licensure requirements, and within professional standards.
  4. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals as necessary to ensure smooth continuous care of the patients. May act as a liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staffs to facilitate problem solving and coordination of other services and act as an educational resource.
  5. May mentor and provide oversight to new caregivers, occupational therapy assistants, and/or therapy aides. May provide clinical instruction and training to students.

What you bring:

  • Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate degree from an Occupational Therapy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.
  • Current license as an Occupational Therapist in the state of Washington
  • Current American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire
  • NICU experience
  • Minimum two years of feeding experience preferred

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.  

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