| As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. |
Harborview Rehabilitation Therapies and Clinics has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary hourly Occupational Therapy Assistant. Following evaluation by a licensed Occupational Therapist, the OT Assistant provides occupational therapy intervention in an effort to restore patient function and prevent further disability following injury, disease or physical disability. Under direct supervision of an Occupational Therapist, the Assistant follows the patient's treatment plan directed toward the improvement of functional living skills such as self care, homemaking, range of motion, strengthening, cognitive, visual perception, vocational and avocational skills, splinting, assistive technology and community integration.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
- Using feedback from the patient and family, provides information to the occupational therapist to incorporate into an appropriate evaluation as related to the therapy requested, observes and assess the effect of treatment and accurately reports to the occupational therapist in order to progress the treatment plan.
- Involves the patient/family in collecting feedback for the occupational therapist to formulate the plan of care by interacting professional and compassionately with the patient/family.
- In discussion with the patient and/or family, assesses patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation, makes appropriate provider contact for intervention.
- Formulates a teaching plan, with the patient and family members, based upon identifies learning needs and assesses the effectiveness of learning in consultation with an occupational therapist.
- Communicates, orally and in writing, appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff, patients and their families, the administrative team, and outside entities. Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the department.
- Participates in student training according to the AOTA guidelines of the department. Assists with orientation and in-service training, participates in guidance and educational programs.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.