Occupational Therapist (Gero Psych)-75010

US-OR-Forest Grove
Department
Inpatient Geri/Psych-65402
Req #
2017-3965
Job Type
On Call/ PRN
Shift
Days
# of Openings
1
Classification
Exempt
Budgeted Hours Per Pay Period
0

Overview

At Tuality Healthcare, an OHSU Partner, it's an honor and a privilege to serve those near us. That's why since our beginnings in 1918, and as we expand our strong network of services through our clinical affiliation with OHSU, we continue to be committed to providing the best health care possible and a valued community partner.  Watch what happens when we combine our deep understanding of the community’s health needs with OHSU’s leadership in healthcare innovation.

 

Tuality’s many awards showcase our position as one of the Portland metro area’s premier health care providers, including 3rd Healthiest Employer in Oregon from The Portland Business Journal, Tuality’s 5th straight Gold Plus from the American Heart Association, and #1 Nationwide Best Hospital IT Department to work for according to Healthcare IT News.

 

Here at Tuality our employees care about making a difference.  In fact, they care so much that in our most recent employee satisfaction survey we had an 80% participation rate!  Tuality is truly unique because of the relationships we build and as individuals we are seen and heard.  Come be part of our team, and let your voice be heard!

Summary of Duties

The occupational therapist (OT) provides comprehensive functional assessment of patients admitted to the psychiatric unit.  The OT also coordinates the unit group program and ensures that the groups scheduled groups meet the needs of the current patient population.  The OT is responsible for assuring timely completion of assessments, including documentation, and for routine progress notes assessing ongoing function.  OT’s are an integral part of the interdisciplinary treatment team and participate in treatment planning, care conferences, activity groups and patient education.

Hiring Competencies

a)      License:  Current Oregon license in Occupational Therapy required. 

b)      Certification:  Current Healthcare Provider BLS required or within 90-days of hire.

c)      Two years of recent experience in providing psychiatric and/or geriatric occupational therapy services; experience in both is preferred.

d)      Articulates the role of the Occupational Therapist in geriatric psychiatry.

e)      Excellent customer service skills.

f)       Possesses knowledge of frames of reference utilized in psychosocial occupational therapy; knowledge of cognitive disability theory is preferred.

g)      Demonstrates effective communication skills - body language, filters, listening, paraphrasing, and questions.

h)      Demonstrates skills in problem solving and productively addresses problem situations encountered.

i)       Presents self professionally in appearance and interpersonal skills.

j)       Demonstrates understanding of professional and ethical behaviors.

k)        Uses PC skills in communicating and analyzing data.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND HAZARDS:

Percentage of Time Spent:

% of time

Physical Requirement

30-60%

Standing

30-60%

Sitting

30-60%

Walking

10%

Lifting / Carrying

 

Additional Posting Information

Tuality Healthcare believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.

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