Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.
University of Washington Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (60% FTE | 24 hours/week), day shift, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 2.
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.
Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the department.
Consults with other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
Assists with orientation and inservice training, participates in guidance and educational programs.
Assists in evaluation of staff including interviewing and hiring.
Maintains productivity requirement of 5.5 billed hours per 8 hours worked/day or 68.75%.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
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
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS Licensed by the WA State Department of Health to practice Occupational Therapy in the State of Washington
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