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UW Medical Center - Montlake 8East Outpatient Therapy has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (80% FTE) OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 2. This individual will evaluate and administer treatment for functional living skills such as self care, homemaking, range of motion, muscle testing, cognitive, visual perception, vocational and avocational skills, splinting, assistive technology and community integration.
Directs COTAs, aides, students, and volunteers
Ability to observe and evaluate treatment effect. Communicates with physician and other team members as needed
Ability to perform an appropriate evaluation on all patients as related to the therapy requested and provided and reassessments as per protocol. This includes adolescent, geriatric patients and the general patient population
Able to assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation – makes appropriate physician contact for intervention
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors
Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate
Has knowledge of occupational therapy interventions
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains department cleanliness and safety
Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formulation of the plan of care
Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administrative team
Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed
Assists with orientation and inservice training, participates in guidance and educational programs
Assists in evaluation of staff including interviewing and hiring
Perform other duties as required
REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program and successful completion of American Occupational Therapy certification examination. Current Washington State license to practice as an Occupational Therapist or a valid probational certificate issued by the State of Washington to practice occupational therapy. OR Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Licensed by the WA State Department of Health to practice Occupational Therapy in the State of Washington.
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