Kaiser Permanente Occupational Therapist - Outpatient Hand Therapy - South Interstate Medical Office in Portland, Oregon

Upon referral & in collaboration w/ other members of the health care team, the OT uses clinical judgment skills to treat patients w/ actual or potential health problems. The OT is responsible for implementing OT programs to prevent disability from immobilization, surgery, following disease, injury or loss of body part; to restore function & return patient to maximum potential. The OT will coordinate therapy activities w/ other health care disciplines.

Essential Functions: - Delivers quality treatment programs to patients ranging in age from pediatric to geriatric in compliance w/ competency checklists - Evaluates the physical status, functional abilities & age-specific needs of patients to determine the current level of functioning, self-care, self-responsibility, independence, & quality of life - Develops & implements a treatment plan which involves the patient, family & social support systems - Integrates discharge planning early in treatment based on continuing assessments & stated expectations for achieving treatment goals & objectives - Provides treatments based on established dept'l guidelines & protocols; demonstrates competency in managing patients based on competency checklists - Utilizes all equipment appropriately & safely per established protocols, manufacturer's' guidelines, & competency checklists - Completes all chart documentation according to the criteria of the record review checklist - Provides written documentation, dept'l & interdept'l, that is legible, complete, & timely - Provides patient handouts that are effective & approp for patient understanding - Maintains professional competency by attending continuing education applicable to the specific patient population treated - Presents one inservice per year to OT staff - Complies w/ dept'l safety precautions/procedures: PPD, CPR, Safety fair, & uses safety precautions when transferring patients - Demonstrates time management skills by meeting productivity standards, using patient treatment time effectively, & utilizing time between patient treatments efficiently - Coordinates therapy activities w/ other health care disciplines when approp - Utilizes resources appropriately - Performs duties in a professional manner demonstrating dependability, flexibility, & teamwork - Adheres to professional practice standards & guide for professional conduct - Maintains confidentiality of patient & employee medical info - Adapts to changes in assignments and/or new conditions in work environment - Actively participates in intra-dept'l & inter-dept'l efforts to ensure high quality, comprehensive care - Provides quality customer service - Makes accommodations in daily work schedule to meet patient's needs - Interacts w/ patients/families/other staff in a friendly & courteous manner - Complies w/ Quality of Service Behavior Guidelines - Demonstrates problem solving by taking ownership of patient & organizational problems & working to resolve them when they occur - Demonstrates initiative by independently beginning new projects and/or resolving dept'l issues - Demonstrates leadership by volunteering & completing new projects and/or resolving dept'l issues when needed - Demonstrates decision making by evaluating, establishing & adapting treatment plans & making recommendations to providers as needed to provide effective therapy - This job description is not all encompassing

Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Two (2) years of hand/upper extremity experience - Post-op and splinting experience Education - Graduate of accredited program in Occupational Therapy, new graduate acceptable License, Certification, Registration - Licensed for Occupational Therapy in State of Oregon or Washington upon hire - CPR Cert within sixty (60) days of hire - NPI

Additional Requirements: - Basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology - Equipment operation - Basic to moderate computer skills to complete documentation

Preferred Qualifications: - CPR certification, preferred - CHT or interest in pursuing specialization preferred - Willingness to mentor other staff, preferred - Knowledge of patient assessment and treatment specific to patient load, preferred - Orthopedic skills, preferred - Group dynamics, preferred

COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Occupational Therapist - Outpatient Hand Therapy - South Interstate Medical OfficeLOCATION Portland, ORREQNUMBER 634465

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.