Occupational Therapist (Gero Psych)-75010

Inpatient Geri/Psych-65402
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Job Type
On Call/ PRN
# of Openings
Budgeted Hours Per Pay Period

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: American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS preferred upon hire, and required 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.

l)         Bilingual skills a plus.



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