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University of Washington Medical Center - Eastside Specialty Center has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (55% FTE, 22 hours/week), day shift, HAND THERAPIST (Occupational Therapist 2).
This is located in Bellevue, Washington. The Hand Therapist will provide services to patients using specialized skills, including assess, plan, administer, evaluate and provide safe hand therapy. This will include progression of treatment goals and patient and family education. The Hand Therapist will assess and treat a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems and situations. Collaborate with other disciplines as appropriate to coordinate continuity of patient care from admission to discharge.
Schedule patients for treatment and evaluations; Plan treatment programs with the patient and treatment team
Collaborate with the therapy departments throughout UW Medicine to optimize patient care and staffing
Interpret and carry out the referrals of the physician and other referring providers; protect confidential data; demonstrate economic use of time, equipment and supplies; provide for the safety and welfare of patients and other employees
Document intervention and strategies for treatment in required organizational systems
Documentation includes assessment, measurable criteria, goals, method of treatment, home program and plan
Adapt plans according to patient responses to interventions
Provide home programs and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention
Coordinate patient care programs with treatment team to facilitate and enhance functional outcomes
Assist in the review of program quality and development of procedures and protocols for the service area
Educate, instruct, and be a resource to, residents training at UW Medicine, in the area of hand and occupational therapy
Supervise clinical performance evaluation of affiliating OT and OTA students.
Utilize current research to analyze and improve clinical skills and decision making
Utilize evidence-based research to promote maximal patient responsibility and efficient, cost-effective use of staff and material resources
Fabricate orthoses for a variety of non-operative and post-operative conditions with a variety of orthotic materials
REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program AND successful completion of American Occupational Therapy Association certification examination AND 18 months of professional occupational therapy experience. OR Equivalent education/experience.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Licensed by the state of Washington as an Occupational Therapist or have a valid probational certificate issued by the state of Washington to practice occupational therapy.
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