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.
Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a part-Time, 60% FTE | 24 hours/week, day shift, RECREATIONAL THERAPIST 2.
Assess, plan, administer, evaluate and provide safe therapeutic recreation therapy for the patients on the inpatient rehabilitation unit. This includes progression of treatment, establishing goals and engaging in patient and family education, and assessment and treatment of a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems
Communicate evaluation results and treatment plans to team members
Act as a resource within the Rehab Therapies Department for other health care professionals
Collaborate with rehabilitation colleagues and management to identify clinical/program needs
Participate in quality improvement programs
Drive van to transport patients
Perform other duties as required
Competitive candidates will have the ability to follow protocols, standards and guidelines of care relating to specific diagnosis on assigned service; document intervention and strategies for treatment in required organizational systems; comply with agency and division standards, protocols procedures.
REQUIREMENTS Graduation from an accredited Therapeutic Recreation Program AND 18 months of professional therapeutic recreation experience OR Equivalent education/experience. Licensed Recreational Therapist with the WA State DOH
Necessary Physical Attributes Include:
Occasionally to frequently requires transfer of patients weighing up to or exceeding 200 lbs. needing maximum assistance from wheelchair to pool deck and back
Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time
Requires ability to assist in transporting patients to various locations on the HMC campus for evaluations, treatments or discharge
Requires hand dexterity for manual treatment techniques and to operate equipment
May be required to do direct lifting up to 40 lbs
Meet Washington State Vehicle Licensing requirements
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