As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) 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. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW 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.HMC Rehabilitation Therapies & Clinics has an outstanding opportunity for a 75% FTE, part-time Hand Therapist (Occupational Therapist 2) with Harborview Outpatient Rehab. Under general supervision, the Hand Therapist will 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 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 therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, fabrication of custom orthoses and physical agents. Instruct, assign work and evaluate students as assigned by supervisor. Acts as a resource within the rehab therapy department and for other health care professional. Takes a lead in service or selected department activities/projects to promote delivery of quality hand therapy care. Provides education training to other rehab therapy staff and health care professionals. RESPONSIBILITIES:Demonstrates 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. Provides skilled, timely and effective patient care. Demonstrates advanced clinical skill or certification with a particular patient population or type of therapy intervention. Takes initiative to share expertise with colleagues. Follows protocols, standards and guidelines of care relating to specific diagnosis on assigned service. Understands orthotic concepts and is able to fabricate upper extremity orthotics. Plans treatment programs with the patient and treatment team. Documents intervention and strategies for treatment in required organizational systems. Documentation is to include assessment, measurable criteria, goals, method of treatment, home program and plan. Adapts plan according to patient's response to intervention. Participates in team rounds and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention. Provides home programs and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention. Knowledge of the roles of other treatment team members to effectively collaborate in patient treatment. Coordinates patient care programs with treatment team to facilitate and enhance functional outcomes. Follows billing and reimbursement procedures. Complies with agency and division standards, protocols procedures. Assists in the development of procedures and protocols for the service area.May be assigned to participate in either hospital or division wide committee to represent the workgroup and or discipline. Participates in discipline and workgroup meetings. Participates in Quality Assurance as it relates to patient care.Takes the lead on a QI or program development project and brings it to completion.Orients new staff, as assigned, to workgroup competencies and assesses skill level.Assists supervisor in the review of the quality and appropriateness of individual hand therapy programs and procedures. Articulates and integrates safety policies and procedures into daily practice. Supervises students as assigned by supervisor Workgroup Specific Criteria- Outpatient Hand Therapy: Able to fabricate static finger, hand and forearm based splints. With supervision, able to fabricate more complex static, static-progressive or dynamic splints. Familiar with evidence based approaches for treatment of tendon injuries, tendon reconstruction, tenolysis, Dupuytren's, distal radius fractures, proximal humerus fractures and other hand/UE injuries. Performs Upper Limb Tension Tests 1-3 and differentiates between median, ulnar and radial nerve dural signs. Utilizes current research to analyze and improve clinical skills and decision making.Assists in orienting and teaching new staff and students. REQUIREMENTS:Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program AND successful completion of American Occupational Therapy Association 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 as an occupational therapy, and 18 months of professional occupational therapy experience.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Licensed Occupational Therapist (OT) in Washington State and Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.