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. Harborview Medical Center's Rehabilitation Therapies and Clinics has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (60% FTE), day shift, RECREATION THERAPIST 2 for our Inpatient Rehabilitation team. This position is designed to meet the needs of patients to include inpatient rehabilitation. Primary diagnoses treated on the inpatient rehabilitation unit include spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and stroke. RESPONSIBILITIES:Assess, plan, administer, evaluate and provide safe therapeutic recreation therapy for the patients on the inpatient rehabilitation unit. This includes progression of treatment, establishing goals and engaging in patient and family education, and assessment and treatment of a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems Communicate evaluation results and treatment plans to team membersAct as a resource within the Rehab Therapies Department for other health care professionalsCollaborate with rehabilitation colleagues and management to identify clinical/program needsParticipate in quality improvement programsDrive van to transport patientsPerform other duties as requiredThis 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.Competitive candidates will have the ability to follow protocols, standards and guidelines of care relating to specific diagnosis on assigned service; document intervention and strategies for treatment in required organizational systems; comply with agency and division standards, protocols procedures. REQUIREMENTS:Graduation from an accredited Therapeutic Recreation Program AND 18 months of professional therapeutic recreation experienceOREquivalent education/experience.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Valid Washington state driver's licenseKnowledge 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 areaKnowledge of other treatment team member roles with intervention and effective methods to collaborate in patient treatment Ability to communicate/articulate (verbally and written) and integrate safety policies and procedures into daily practice to different levels of professions CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Necessary Physical Attributes Include: Occasionally to frequently requires transfer of patients weighing up to or exceeding 200 lbs. needing maximum assistance from wheelchair to pool deck and back Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time Requires ability to assist in transporting patients to various locations on the HMC campus for evaluations, treatments or dischargeRequires hand dexterity for manual treatment techniques and to operate equipment May be required to do direct lifting up to 40 lbsMeet Washington State Vehicle Licensing requirements Ability to sit at computer terminal
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.