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.
UWMC Occupational Therapy has an outstanding opportunity for a 100% FTE, full-time Occupational Therapist 1. In collaboration with patients, families (as defined by the patient), and staff across disciplines and departments, 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 further disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Partners with the patient and family and, considering the patient’s environment, 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, orthotic assessment and fabrication, assistive technology and community integration. Reports data in both written and oral form following the policy and procedures of the Occupational Therapy (OT) department and the Medical Center. Provides supervision to COTAs, aides, and volunteers. Participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in Quality Improvement activities. Follows procedures and standards for cost effectiveness . 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.
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.
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.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Basic computer knowledge. Knowledge of physical medicine, occupational therapy modalities, anatomy and physiology. Knowledge of occupational therapy machine operation, maintenance and repairs of same.
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