Nov 24, 2020

Occupational Therapist - Olympia, WA

  • Ensign Therapy
  • Olympia, WA, USA

Job Description

Olympia Transitional Care in Olympia, WA, is currently recruiting for a full time Occupational Therapist to join the therapy department of our in-house team of healthcare professionals. We offer many opportunities to implement a variety of programs including, Cognitive Abilities, Big & Loud and others that you may have a particular interest in. In return for your skill and expertise, we can offer excellent benefits including comprehensive healthcare, paid CEU’s, a highly competitive rate of pay, a stable in-house team to work with, and many career growth opportunities with our expanding organization.   Olympia Transitional Care receives support from Ensign Services who provides a wide range of clinical and operational assistance to over 200 independently owned healthcare operations located throughout the United States. Help us build something great and share in the Ensign experience with these in-house facility teams where our core values of  ownership, passion for learning, loving one another, and celebration are evident every day. Be sure to ask us about facility specific specialty programs like Heart PARC, Abilities Care, Music & Memory, Alter G, Big & Loud, and opportunities for you to continue learning and receive focused program training to enhance your therapy career.   Duties:  Screen and/or evaluate patients within 48 hours of physician referral Develop effective treatment plans and obtain approval for services from referring physician Treat patients according to the physician treatment plan Supervise Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides in direct patient care and patient related activities, following state practice acts and adherence to facility Supervision Policy and Procedure Matrix Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans Participate in Patient Care Conferences, Utilization Review meetings and Rehabilitation Conferences Participate in in‑service training program for other staff in the facility Document all regulatory and clinically required information in the electronic documentation system and maintain patient records according to company policy Record treatment changes daily per policy and procedure Instruct patient's families or nursing staff in maintenance programs Participate in discharge planning Coordinates necessary durable medical equipment for patients to facilitate safety and independence in mobility; i.e., braces, walkers, canes, elevated toilet seats and grab bars Report any problems with department equipment so that it is maintained in good working order Act as a clinical preceptor for affiliating Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant Schools Comply with the Occupational Therapy Practice Act in the state and the facility’s policy and procedures   Experience/Qualifications: Licensed Occupational Therapist  This position is open to therapists at all experience levels.   Desired Skills:  Exhibits a sincere desire to help patients and residents in their rehabilitation process  Superior interpersonal communication skills  Strong writing skills required for documentation of the care you provide  Exhibits knowledge and understanding of therapy practice  Possesses and conveys high degree of credibility and integrity  Enjoys team cohesion, is a team player, has a positive attitude and a strong desire to make a constructive impact on organizational excellence  Understands and accepts the unpredictable nature and needs of the therapy function in a busy rehab department  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.