PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is seeking a Occupational Therapist- Inpatient Rehab for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. Hourly compensation starts at $37.73, more depending on experience.
Our Inpatient Rehab unit is a 14-bed (all private rooms) newly remodeled, hospital-based physical rehabilitation program specifically designed to help patients become as independent as possible following an injury or illness
You will join a multidisciplinary team (including MD, rehab nursing, case management and therapy disciplines) that work towards the common goal of maximizing function for safe community discharge.
Patients with primary neurologic or medical complex diagnoses receive at least three hours of therapy five to six days a week, which can include physical, occupational, and speech therapies based on individualized need. Our staff of 10 therapists provides excellent professional collaboration.
Why Choose Rehab at PeaceHealth Southwest
- Acute inpatient rehabilitation unit established in 1993
- CARF accredited since 1996
- CARF Stroke Specialty Program Designation since 2005
- Level II trauma rehabilitation designation
- Comprehensive rehabilitation continuum
- Specialized physician certification in rehabilitation medicine and brain injury
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.
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:
- 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.
- Completes patient treatment according to plan of care and modifies plan to meet patient needs, and updates plan as appropriate.
- Completes documentation accurately, timely, according to regulatory and state licensure requirements, and within professional standards.
- 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.
- May mentor and provide oversight to new caregivers, occupational therapy assistants, and/or therapy aides. May provide clinical instruction and training to students.
- Recommends and participates in development of new services and programs, quality improvement and monitoring activities.
- Participates in staff meetings, patient care meetings, educational in-services, caregiver orientation and other professional activities.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
What you bring:
- Bachelors’, Masters’, or Doctorate degree from an Occupational Therapy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.
- Specific experience in setting as described by the position posting.
- Current license as an Occupational Therapist in state of Washington
- Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification through American Heart Association required at date of hire.
- 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 patients’ conditions and exercise independent judgment
REGIONAL/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES
- PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center: May be required to cover as an Admission Coordinator/Rehab PPS Coordinator
- PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center NICU Graduate Assessment Program: Reports to NICU Nurse Manager. Master’s degree preferred. 3 years of experience in Pediatric Occupational Therapy required.
SOUTHWEST PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:
- Work requires moderate physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
- Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.
- Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
- Job 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.
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