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Occupational Therapy Assistant - Acute Therapy

Job ID: 17988
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA is seeking a Occupational Therapy Assistant - Acute Therapy for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $25.78, more depending on experience.

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. 

PeaceHealth’s community of health care professionals in the Vancouver area include PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, a 450-bed tertiary-level hospital with complete services, and PeaceHealth Medical Group, a multi-specialty group serving communities throughout Clark County. 

PeaceHealth offers outstanding Benefits

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of an Occupational Therapist, the COTA assists in carrying out the treatment plan for patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric with musculo-skeletal, neurological, and/or medical diagnoses.

Details of the position:

  • Treat assigned patients following an established treatment plan and goals as established by an Occupational Therapist. Completes patient treatment according to plan of care, modifies plan to meet patients needs within established goals.
  • Maintains appropriate clinical & billing records
  • Assists in the orientation/training of new caregivers.
  • Makes recommendations relative to the acquisition of new equipment & environment of care needs.
  • Coordinates patient care activities with other members of the healthcare team
  • Actively participates in interdisciplinary patient care rounds.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise noted)

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapist Assistant program.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • No experience required.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) may be required in certain departments.
  • Certified, Registered, or Licensed by state as required performing clinical duties as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

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

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES:

  • Columbia Network - Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) is preferred but not required.

PHSW PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

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

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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