The purpose of this job/position is to function as a member of the Rehabilitation Services patient care team by providing occupational therapy services in the Acute Care setting such as ADL training, energy conservation, static splint fabrication for upper extremities, exercise, sensory integrations and perceptual/cognitive training to assist patients in improving their function in work, leisure and self-care. Relief positions may also work in the pediatric setting providing evaluation and treatment for our pediatric population. Treatment includes therapy services such as NDT, exercise, gait training, patient/family education, wound care and various other physical modalities to assist patients in improving strength, endurance, mobility and flexibility.
Therapists evaluate each patient referred, establish treatment goals and objectives, develop and implement the treatment plan, and assist in the process of discharge planning and post-hospital placement. Therapists are expected to supervise therapy interns and to assist with other educational and research activities conducted by the department or the hospital.
BS, BA MS orDOT in Occupational Therapy.
Completion of an occupational therapy educational program that is recognized by the Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensing Board.
Current State of Oregon Occupational Therapy License
Current American Heart Healthcare Provider Certification
Ability to lift 40 lbs., to repeatedly carry equipment weighing more than 5 lbs. and to walk extensively on hard and soft surfaces.
Frequent bending and reaching to navigate medical equipment or perform treatment is required.
Must have knowledge of inpatient medical environments and equipment such as oxygen/ventilation/respiratory apparatuses.
Requires ability to respond quickly and appropriately to urgent medical situations that may arise with high risk or unusual patient populations.
Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
Acute Hospital, SNF or Inpatient Rehabilitation experience OR student affiliation.
Acute care experience orstudent affiliationin pediatrics
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