OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 2 (PART-TIME, DAYS)

    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
    Part-time
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    Job Description

    Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

    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.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.

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    Posting ID: 552776215Posted: 2020-05-21