Occupational Therapist per diem SAH (141170)
Franciscan Health Systems - Gig Harbor, WA

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Job Summary:

As an interdisciplinary team member, conducts occupational therapy activities to improve patient function and prevent disability following disease or injury, and improve patients’ ability to reach maximum performance within the limits of his/her capabilities. Provides and coordinates comprehensive occupational rehabilitation care to patients through the proper utilization of evaluation, planning, education, and implementation of a treatment plan in accordance with Occupational Therapy Standards of Practice. Work includes indirect patient care activities such as; documentation, scheduling, family training, attendance at rounds, interaction with the Interdisciplinary Team, participation in staff meetings, ordering supplies, and contributing to continuous quality control and performance improvement.

Incumbents are also accountable for responding effectively to legal, patient rights, safety, maintenance, and emergency situations; participating in continuing education, staff development, self-directed learning and overseeing the performance of and providing performance feedback of staff, aides, students, volunteers as requested.

Essential Duties:
  • Performs patient assessment/data collection, interprets findings and formulates treatment plans.
  • Reviews medical record/documentation prior to initial evaluation to familiarize self with patient’s history and obtains necessary information to perform a thorough, quality assessment.
  • Develops Occupational Therapy plan of care to meet established goals and individualized needs of patient/client.
  • Selects and administers assessment tools according to standards as established by profession and department.
  • Implements and updates therapeutic plan of care and treatment based on patient needs throughout patient’s treatment/stay.
  • Implements treatment and conducts treatment program which may include but is not limited to: activities of daily living, transfers, strengthening, range of motion, home evaluation, family training, cognitive training, job analysis/ work preparation, equipment recommendations and ordering.
  • Regularly assesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patient towards goals, the need for modifying goals and treatment.
  • Performs treatment according to according to established protocols or accepted clinical standards of practice using a variety of modalities and implements new and innovative treatment approaches.
  • Adheres to most recent treatment plan and documented frequency per evaluation/certification or reassessment/recertification.
  • Initiates discharge from occupational therapy when the patient has received maximum benefit from occupational therapy.
  • Identifies and implements strategies to meet the educational needs of the patient/family/significant others as it relates to Occupational Therapy.
  • Participates in supervision and performance feedback of staff, aides, students, volunteers as requested.
  • Completes all required documentation, in an accurate and thorough manner, of Occupational Therapy treatment in accordance with FHS documentation standard.
  • Utilizes documentation that meets the accepted clinical, hospital and departmental standards and chart review criteria.
  • Completes documentation responsibilities in a timely manner according to hospital and departmental criteria.
  • Participates in chart review process and adjusts practices according to feedback as provided.
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of available communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Populations Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.
Performs related duties as required.


Education/Work Experience Requirements
  • Graduation from an accredited School of Occupational Therapy and completion of Clinical Fieldwork.
  • Position requires at least three (3) months prior experience in physical disabilities and a broad base of medical surgical knowledge, with case experience with the following: neurological impairments, orthopedic impairments, and critical care.
  • Current Washington State License in Occupational Therapy or a Washington State Interim Permit (valid for a maximum of 6 months unless an extension is approved by the Department Director).
  • Current BLS Certification
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, hospital values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
  • Adheres to and exhibits Catholic Health Initiatives core values:
    Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
    Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
    Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
    Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers

Job Rehabilitation Therapy Services
Primary Location WA-Gig Harbor-St. Anthony Hospital
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* Weekends Required None
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