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Occupational Therapist - Home Health

Job ID: 48150
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth Home Health in Vancouver, WA is seeking an Occupational Therapist - Home Health for a Per Diem/Relief, 0.00 FTE, Day position.  The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is   $42.23-$63.35.    The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc

Our Home Health program is growing! If you are a OT who believes that therapy is about optimizing the functional mobility and independence of your patients while helping them learn to manage their health, and that home is the best place to accomplish these goals then we would like to hear from you.

We invite you to get onboard. Become a leader in your profession, focus on functional rehabilitation, become an effective case manager, help develop best practice guidelines and become a trail-blazer in the “Healthcare at Home” movement…which is the future the healthcare.

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.

Learn more: https://peacehealth.culturehq.com/story/5597

JOB SUMMARY

Occupational Therapists participate in the evaluation and treatment of patients, determining plan-of-care and treatment goals appropriate to the age of the patient served.

Position Details:

  1. Evaluates assigned patients, gathers data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, observation, and team members. Performs initial evaluation of patient/home and applies criteria to determine if patient is a safe candidate for home care/hospice occupational therapy services.
  2. Participates personally in the evaluation and treatment of patients, and establishes a treatment plan and goal for each patient.
  3. Participates in staff meetings, patient care meetings, educational in-services, caregiver orientation and other professional gatherings as indicated by the manager.
  4. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals as necessary to ensure smooth continuous care of the patients. Acts as liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staffs to facilitate problem solving and coordination of other services and act as an educational resource.
  5. Maintains appropriate clinical records

What you bring:

  • BA/BS, Masters, or doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college required.
  • One year experience as Occupational Therapist preferred.
  • General knowledge of field and ability to utilize library resource appropriately.
  • Home Health experience preferred.
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) preferred
  • Licensed as an OT required by State of Washington
  • Current American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment
  • Ability to assess patient’s condition and exercise independent judgment

PHSW - PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.
  • Work is requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments
  • Reasonably anticipate exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time)
  • Provides patient care in an uncontrolled home environment; operates motor vehicle on urban and rural roadways up to 25% of each day

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers. The benefits included in positions less than 0.5 FTE are 403b retirement plan for caregiver contributions; wellness benefits, discount program, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

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.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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