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Occupational Therapist, Shelton, WA

Organization: Mason Health
Category: Occupational Therapist
Location: Shelton, WA
Date Job Posted: May 10, 2023
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Occupational Therapist

Mason General Hospital · Rehab
Shelton, Wa
Req # 3252
Allied Health
Schedule: Full-Time

Occupational Therapist – This 1.0 FTE(full-time) position offers an outstanding opportunity to join our quality Rehab team of dedicated professional. The caseload would be inpatient and/or outpatient which is mostly hand therapy adult patients.

Non-exempt, pay range $41.32-$59.48

Mason Health provides an excellent benefit package to Part-time and Full-time employees, including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Retirement/ Deferred Compensation plans

Mason Health will make employer contributions of 8% of your compensation for each pay period that you contribute at least 5% of your compensation.

  • Paid Time Off, accrue up to 8 hours of PTO per bi-weekly pay period
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Mental Health & Wellness resources
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Optional or elective benefits include:
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Short & Long term disability insurance

This is a split position that includes providing skilled inpatient occupational therapy services approximately 20% of the day and outpatient services approximately 80% of the day. The caseload includes both non-operative and operative orthopedic upper extremity conditions in addition to a variety of neurological diagnoses. Experience in hand therapy is preferred.

Inpatient duties require therapist to assess and treat patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems and situations. Desired candidate will have knowledge and understanding of assistive equipment and experience in recommending a safe discharge plan and follow-up therapy services. The candidate will have the ability to collaborate with other disciplines to coordinate continuity of patient care from admission to discharge.

Outpatient duties include interpreting physician referrals and providing services to patients using specialized skills, including ability to evaluate, assess, plan, administer, and provide safe therapy services. This includes progression of treatment goals as well as providing patient and family education. Desired candidate will have knowledge and understanding of upper extremity and hand anatomy/physiology, disorders, injuries, and medical treatments/surgical repairs to develop and implement treatment programs, which include therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, custom fabrication of orthoses, and evidence-based utilization of physical agents.

Professional positions at Mason Health offer an opportunity to join a close-knit established team that values a culture of on-going learning and growing with specialized training for all staff. We are looking for a therapist who is skilled at building positive relationships in the rural setting, is organized, and enjoys the freedom of creativity within their interventions. At Mason Health we offer an excellent benefit package, including a generous retirement contribution.

Job Summary

Responsible for the evaluation of patients, determining plan-of-care and goals of treatment, participating in treatment of patients within the scope of Occupational Therapy. Provides oversight to therapy assistants and students in following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients appropriate to the age of the patient served; provides supervision to therapy aides and volunteers. Works as part of a patient care team toward the best outcomes for the patient.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Evaluates assigned patients and establishes a treatment plan and goals, using data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, observation, and team members.
  2. Completes patient treatment according to plan of care and modifies plan to meet patient needs, and updates plan as appropriate.
  3. Completes documentation accurately, timely, according to regulatory and state licensure requirements, and within professional standards.
  4. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals as necessary to ensure smooth continuous care of the patients. May act as a liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staffs to facilitate problem solving and coordination of other services and act as an educational resource.
  5. Mentors and provides oversight to new employees, therapy assistants, and therapy aides. Provides instruction and training to students.
  6. Actively develops and maintains professional and clinical skills. Participates in staff meetings, patient care meetings, educational in-services, caregiver orientation and other professional activities. Maintains awareness of policies and procedures and performance standards.
  7. Consistently demonstrates MGH values and provides all patients/customers with an excellent service experience.
  8. Recommends and participates in development of new services and programs, quality improvement and monitoring activities.
  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

*Essential Job Function

Organizational Responsibilities

In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, all employees are expected to support the Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics mission, vision and values; comply with District policies and procedures; and conduct themselves in an ethical, professional, respectful, and collaborative manner at all times.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree from an Occupational Therapy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

Required Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations

  1. Current Occupation Therapist license in the State of Washington
  2. Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification
  3. Experience in hand therapy in clinical fieldwork or clinical setting
  4. Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) highly preferred.

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