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University of Washington OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST - ACUTE CARE (FULL-TIME, DAYS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 236375


Posting Date: 07/24/2024

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $8,163 - $11,678 per month

Shift: First Shift


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OPPORTUNITY Harborview Medical Center – Rehabilitation - ACUTE CARE has an outstanding opportunity for a OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 1 (FULL-TIME, DAYS).

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.


  • 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 area.

  • Provide 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 team.

  • Document 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 intervention.

  • Participate 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 procedures.

  • Comply with agency and division standards, protocols procedures.

  • Participate in discipline and workgroup meetings.

  • Participate in Quality Assurance as it relates to patient care.

  • Articulate and integrate safety policies and procedures into daily practice.

  • Provide recommendations and justification for equipment needs of patients. WHAT’S NEEDED?

  • 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. ABOUT US The Team Become U with UW Medicine Rehabilitation ( . Our multidisciplinary team is centered around compassion and innovation. We work closely with many types of specialists to give each patient the best possible path to recovery. Our passion and dedication to our purpose has allowed us to be recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top rehabilitation programs in the nation. Become part of our team and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community!The Hospital We’re on a mission. Harborview Medical Center is a comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to providing specialized care for a broad spectrum of patients from throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the most vulnerable residents of King County. As the only designated Level I adult and pediatric trauma and verified burn center in the state of Washington, Harborview serves as the regional trauma and burn referral center for Alaska, Montana and Idaho and the disasterThe Organization A Higher Degree of Healthcare Across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student, and colleague is valued and honored.UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists, and other health professionals

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.