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Occupational Therapist (#1222)

Salary Range:$36.64 to $52.24 + 15% Casual Differential
Employment Type:Casual
Department:Rehabilitation Services
Available To:Public
Description:Are you committed to providing compassionate care to others, but don't want to commit to working a full time schedule? Klickitat Valley Health is currently seeking a Licensed Occupational Therapist to provide casual occupational therapy services to our acute care and swingbed patients throughout Klickitat County.

This position doesn't guarantee any specific amount of hours but the candidate must be available to work a minimum of two shifts a month. The ideal candidate needs to have the flexibility to be available on short notice. This position offers a varied schedule based on hospital census Monday-Friday.

REPORTS TO: Director of Wellness and Therapy Services or Therapy Supervisor as assigned
SUPERVISES: Occupational Therapy Assistants for direct patient care as assigned by supervision
Duties:• Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining occupational therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
• Helps patient develop or regain physical or mental functioning or adjust to disabilities by implementing programs involving manual arts and crafts, practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, and homemaking skills, activities of daily living, and sensorimotor, educational, recreational, and social activities; directing aides, technicians, and assistants.
• Promotes maximum independence by selecting and constructing therapies according to individual's physical capacity, intelligence level, and interest.
• Prepares patient for return to employment by consulting with employers; determining potential employee difficulties; retraining employees; helping employers understand necessary physical and job result accommodations.
• Evaluates results of occupational therapy by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommending and implementing adjustments and modifications.
• Completes discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers; contributing to patient care conferences.
• Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing and instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
• Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
• Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
• Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
• Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
• Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
• Develops occupational therapy staff by providing information; developing and conducting in-service training programs.
• Complies with federal, state, and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
• Assesses caregiver’s ability to manage patient occupational therapy needs.
• Evaluates the safety of the home environment and recommends to patient/representative potential solutions for identified concerns.
• Uses equipment properly and seeks training if necessary.
• Provides education, advice, and consultation with patient/representative.
• Participates in QAPI quarterly record review as assigned.
• Presents a professional appearance and promotes positive work environment.

Qualifications:Washington State Occupational Therapist License and CPR/BLS required.

• Must be a graduate from an occupational therapy educational program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBOCOT)
• Possesses and maintains a current state certification/license as an OT
• Maintains CPR certification
• Possesses effective communication skills and ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and educational experiences
• Possesses good time management and work ethics
• Possesses ability to make independent patient care judgements and is self-direction
• Presents a professional appearance and promotes a positive work environment
• Demonstrates computer literacy
• Is able to meet the physical requirements as outlined in this job description

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