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Providence Health & Services Occupational-Therapist in Oregon City, Oregon

Description:

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In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

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Manages and provides skilled occupational therapy to patients and clients with a wide variety of diagnoses and disabilities in a home setting in accordance with a physician directed plan of treatment, taking into account individual patients special or age related needs.

MAJOR CHALLENGES:

  1. Responding to changes in health care delivery system.

  2. Promoting team cohesiveness interdepartmentally and intradepartmentally.

  3. Maintaining expertise in a field with varying diagnostic populations, changing health care environment and rapidly advancing technology through constant study and review.

  4. Providing a variety of complex services using good organizational and time management techniques.

  5. Maintaining open communication with physicians and insurers while providing the most appropriate and effective treatments for patients.

  6. Providing patient care in the face of patient mental compromise or foreign language barriers.

Patient Population Served: Adult, Geriatric

Consequently, the employee must be competent in the interpretation of a patient's self-report or behavior, and this information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional/psychosocial and chronological maturation process. The treatment of patients should be individualized and should reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment needs for each patient.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The job dut

In this position you will:

• Provides occupational therapy applying therapeutic principles and practices as well as providing care appropriate to the ages of the patients.

• Communicates with patients, families, caregivers, insurers and other health care workers in a positive manner.

• Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to adjust daily schedules to meet service area demands.

• Safeguards confidentiality for all patients, medical staff, employees, and other related information.

• Evaluates existing service and equipment and identifies options with Providence Health & Services facilities or local companies for new services.

• Plans and implements a comprehensive occupational therapy treatment plan, modifying and progressing the program in response to changing patient needs.

• Consults with other members of rehabilitation team to select therapy programs consistent with needs and capabilities of individual.

• Provides written and verbal instructions to the patients and caregivers to assist the patient in resuming life in the community or in an established safe environment. Identifies specialized needs requiring specialized follow-up after discharge and makes the necessary referrals.

• Supports and complies with the Continuous Quality Improvement program.

• Maintains accurate, thorough, and timely patient-related computer documentation in accordance with department policy and procedure.

• Designs and constructs special equipment for individual patients and suggests adaptation of individual's work and home environments.

• Regularly consults with department manager or supervisor regarding patient status and program through discharge.

• Provides quality patient care in an efficient, cost-effective, caring manner.

• Maintains a positive, professional personal presentation at all times.

• Maintains and enhances professional development through appropriate educational experiences.

• Enhances personal professional growth by establishing individual goals, providing in-services to others, conducting training programs, participating in community activities, and contributing to program development.

• Supervises therapy assistants, students, volunteers and other observers.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications this position include:

Education:

Bachelor's Degree From an accredited Occupational Therapy Program. Or

Master's Degree From an accredited Occupational Therapy Program. Or

Ph.D. From an accredited Occupational Therapy Program.

License/Certification:

• Current Occupational Therapy licensure through the State of Oregon, or temporary license if new graduate awaiting licensing exam results, is required.

• Staff that provide service in the State of Washington require a Washington State License.

• In compliance with the Providence Health & Services-OR Human Resources policy #302 Background Checks, a criminal background check is required for this position, based on assigned duties.

• Valid drivers license.

• Driving record consistent with GOP Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix at time of hire.

• Current AHA-BLS (Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider) or ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) required within 30 days of hire.

Experience:

None required.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

Education:

License/Certification:

• Current Occupational Therapy licensure through the State of Oregon, or temporary license if new graduate awaiting licensing exam results, is required.

• Staff that provide service in the State of Washington require a Washington State License.

• In compliance with the Providence Health & Services-OR Human Resources policy #302 Background Checks, a criminal background check is required for this position, based on assigned duties.

• Valid drivers license.

• Driving record consistent with GOP Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix at time of hire.

• Current AHA-BLS (Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider) or ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) required within 30 days of hire.

Experience:

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work

environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team

member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our

patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees

create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor,

introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and

updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their

concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision

is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our

award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the

Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of

Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our

many options in Oregon.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Occupational Therapy

Location: Oregon-Oregon City

Req ID: 330238

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