As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.
Haborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time, temporary/hourly, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 1. Under supervision, the OT1 will assess, plan, administer, evaluate and provide safe occupational therapy. This will include progression of treatment goals and patient and family education. The OT1 will assess and treat a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems and situations and utilize training in the evaluation and treatment process. Collaborate with other disciplines as appropriate to coordinate continuity of patient care from admission to discharge. Implement treatment programs, which include areas of daily living skills, sensorimotor skills, cognition and therapeutic adaptations. Participates in service or selected department activities/projects to promote delivery of quality occupational therapy care.
Demonstrate working knowledge of the disease process, precautions, typical medical treatment and diagnostic procedures, functional, abilities, complications and implications of long term deficits related to primary diagnoses treated in service area
Provide skilled, timely and effective patient care
Follow protocols, standards and guidelines of care relating to specific diagnosis on assigned service
Plan treatment programs with the patient and treatment team
Document intervention and strategies for treatment in required organizational systems. Documentation is to include assessment, measurable criteria, goals method of treatment, home programs and adapting plan according to patient’s response to intervention
Participate in team rounds and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention
Provide home programs and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention
Knowledge of other treatment team member’s roles with intervention and effective methods to collaborate in patient’s treatment
Follow billing and reimbursement procedures
Comply with agency and division standards, protocols procedures
Participate in discipline and work group meetings
Participate in Quality Assurance as it relates to patient care
Articulate and integrate safety policies and procedures into daily practice
Provide recommendations and justification for equipment needs of patients
The department is team oriented and a dynamic workgroup willing to help each other. Values team communication, motivated to reach to a higher level of care for patients. Works closely with physicians, nurses and other disciplines who value Occupational Therapy skills and their contributions to the team.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Licensed by the state of Washington as an Occupational Therapist or has a valid probational certificate issued by the state of Washington to practice occupational therapy.
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.
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