Occupational Therapist (Gero Psych)-75010

US-OR-Forest Grove
Department
Inpatient Geri/Psych-65402
Req #
2017-4208
Job Type
Full Time (72+ hours per pay period)
Shift
Days
# of Openings
1
Classification
Non-Exempt
Budgeted Hours Per Pay Period
72

Overview

When it comes to community, everyone has a part to play. For us, it's an honor and a duty to help those near us receive the best medical care possible. That's why, since our beginnings in 1918, we've worked hard to provide quality, convenient care for our patients. Throughout our growth and expansion, we have become a strong community-governed, not for profit, healthcare system. We take pride in our excellent quality of work and all of our services provided, creating an atmosphere that benefits our staff and patients alike.

 

At Tuality Healthcare we recognize that the foundation for providing excellent care begins with recruiting exceptional candidates and cultivating the talents of our current employees.

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

 

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