Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 "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 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. UW Medical Center's Occupational Therapy has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 2. This individual will be responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering occupational therapy evaluation and intervention to patients referred by a licensed provider. Administers treatments, training and physical agents as determined by the evaluation in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Evaluates and administers 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. Reports data in both written and oral form following the policy and procedures of the OT department and the Medical Center. Provides supervision to students, COTAs, aides, and volunteers. Participates in the operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in Quality Improvement activities. Provides input into formulating the budget, assists in evaluating department performance versus budget controls and takes appropriate action to remain in budget guidelines. Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered in a timely basis. Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training, organizational safety and fire safety programs. RESPONSIBILITIES:Directs COTAs, aides, students, and volunteersObserves and evaluates treatment effect. Communicates with physician and other team members as neededPerforms 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 populationAssesses patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation – makes appropriate physician contact for interventionPerforms all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errorsFormulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriateHas knowledge of occupational therapy interventionsTreats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their familiesManages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Maintains department cleanliness and safetyInteracts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formulation of the plan of careCommunicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administrative teamCoordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and hospital policy is followedMaintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the departmentConsults with other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activitiesAssists with orientation and in-service training, participates in guidance and educational programsAssists in evaluation of staff including interviewing and hiringMaintains productivity requirementsPerforms other related duties as assignedThis position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.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 has a valid probational certificate issued by the state of Washington to practice occupational therapy. DESIRED:Knowledge of physical medicine, occupational therapy modalities, anatomy and physiologyKnowledge of occupational therapy machine operation, maintenance and repairs of same
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