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Occupational Therapist, Astoria, OR

Organization: Columbia Memorial Hospital
Category: Occupational Therapist
Location: Astoria, OR
Date Job Posted: May 18, 2024
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Occupational Therapist - $15,000 Sign On Bonus*

Columbia Memorial Hospital (Astoria, OR) - Occupational Therapy - Astoria, OR
Clinical / Professional Full Time, Days, Shift Length: 8
Req # 2023293

Additional Information : This is a growing Occupational Therapy Program with opportunities to treat hands, Pediatrics, lymphedema, and the general adult population (neuro, concussions, and geriatrics). This position encourages therapists, who are interested in learning and seeing a wide variety of clients in outpatient and inpatient.

*$15,000 sign-on bonus for applicants who have zero seniority at CMH and who meet all other conditions for payment**

**To receive sign-on bonus, applicant must sign an offer letter by December 31, 2024, and begin working within three weeks of that acceptance. Full details of payment conditions can be obtained from Human Resources.


The Occupational Therapist is responsible for evaluation, treatment, reassessment, and documentation of inpatients and outpatients. The Occupational Therapist also acts as the Activities Coordinator for the CMH Transitional Care Program. Volume in each setting depends on patient census. Occupational Therapists are also responsible for supervising Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and Rehabilitation Aides. May perform home visits as needed.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of/Skill/Ability to: Ability to exercise professional judgment and initiative when analyzing problems and recommending solutions. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to react effectively to the needs of patients and families.


Must have a valid state license or valid temporary permit as an Occupational Therapist, issued by the Oregon State Occupational Therapy Licensing Board. BLS certification required through American Heart Association (AHA). Valid drivers' license / comprehensive auto insurance for home visits. Current Food Handlers Certificate or able to obtain within thirty (30) days of hire.

Education and/or Experience

The Occupational Therapist must have successfully completed a program culminating with a BA/BS degree or higher in Occupational Therapy from an accredited school.

Physical Demands and Work Environment Conditions / ADA Compliance

Works inside. Walking and standing much of the time while on duty. Subject to occasional stress in fast-paced environment and meeting deadlines. Must be capable of providing treatments, some of which will require strength. Aware of proper body mechanics at all times.

Position involves standing, walking, bending, stooping, and occasional carrying and lifting of lightweight materials (up to 20 pounds). May be required to sit for extended periods of time. Requires visual acuity and depth perception to recognize words and numbers; and hand and finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination to use a computer keyboard and common office equipment.
Transfers patients to/from cars, stretchers, beds, chairs, and ambulates as necessary. Must have ability to lift at least 50 lbs.

About Us

Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is located in the beautiful and historic town of Astoria, Oregon, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. At CMH, we are committed to providing person-centered care to our patients and Caregivers. We are a full-service, 25-bed, critical access, not-for-profit, Level IV trauma, Planetree Certified, hospital which includes a robust Medical Group.

As a Planetree Hospital, CMH has developed dynamic and focused efforts to involve the perspective of patients, family members and staff to increase person-centered care throughout our organization. We value compassionate, courteous and respectful interactions, patient and family involvement in care planning to include the patient's goals and preferences, healing design of spaces, community health and a strategic plan that emphasizes person-centered care for the patient and caregiver alike.

Astoria and the Pacific Northwest has something for everyone to enjoy including living history, outdoor adventures, culinary experiences, beautiful scenery and so much more. To learn more about CMH and our amazing location, please visit:

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