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 temporary/hourly, day shift, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 1 for Inpatient Rehabilitation. In this inpatient program, the therapists have expertise in serving patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury. The focus is on comprehensive care of the patient, with multiple disciplines involved in maximizing recovery and health. Mentorship by experienced therapists is available for OT's with less familiarity with our patient population. This individual will assess, plan, administer, evaluate and provide safe occupational therapy. This will include progression of treatment goals and patient and family education. The OT1 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. Implement treatment programs, which include addressing sensorimotor deficits, daily living skills, cognition and therapeutic adaptations. This may include use of therapeutic exercise, physical agents, manual therapy, and splinting. RESPONSIBILITIES:Demonstrate 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 areaProvide skilled, timely and effective patient care Follow protocols, standards and guidelines of care relating to specific diagnosis on assigned service Plan treatment programs with the patient and treatment teamDocument intervention and strategies for treatment in required organizational systems. Documentation is to include assessment, measurable criteria, goals method of treatment, home programs and adapting plan according to patient's response to interventionParticipate in team rounds and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention Provide home programs and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention Knowledge of other treatment team member's roles with intervention and effective methods to collaborate in patient's treatment Follow billing and reimbursement proceduresComply with agency and division standards, protocols procedures Participate in discipline and work group meetingsParticipate in Quality Assurance as it relates to patient careArticulate and integrate safety policies and procedures into daily practice Provide recommendations and justification for equipment needs of patientsThe department is team oriented and a dynamic workgroup willing to help each other. Values team communication, motivated to reach to a higher level of care for patients. Works closely with physicians, nurses and other disciplines who value Occupational Therapy skills and their contributions to the team.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.REQUIREMENTS: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. OR Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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.