Occupational Therapist 1, HMC 4w Inpatient Rehab Therapy

University of Washington Shoreline, WA
Work schedule will be three (3) days per week with every other Saturday requirement.

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. 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. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

HMC Rehabilitation Therapies and Clinics has an outstanding opportunity available for an Occupational Therapist 1 (OT1), 4W Inpatient Rehab Therapy. This is a 60% FTE position (24 hours per week). The nationally ranked inpatient rehabilitation unit is 24 bed unit serving patients with primary diagnoses such as of spinal cord injury, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.

The OT1 will will assess, plan, administer, evaluate and provide safe occupational therapy. This will include progression of treatment goals and patient and family education. The OT1 will assess and treat a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems and situations and utilize training in the evaluation and treatment process. Collaborate with other disciplines as appropriate to coordinate continuity of patient care from admission to discharge. Implement treatment programs, which include addressing sensorimotor deficits, daily living skills, cognition and therapeutic adaptations. This may include use of therapeutic exercise, physical agents, manual therapy, and splinting.


Demonstrate working knowledge of the disease process, precautions, typical medical treatment and diagnostic procedures, functional, abilities, complications and implications of long term deficits related to primary diagnoses treated in service area.

Provide skilled, timely and effective patient care.

Follow protocols, standards and guidelines of care relating to specific diagnosis on assigned service.

Plan treatment programs with the patient and treatment team.

Document intervention and strategies for treatment in required organizational systems. Documentation is to include assessment, measurable criteria, goals method of treatment, home programs and adapting plan according to patient's response to intervention.

Participate in team rounds and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention.

Provide home programs and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention.

Knowledge of other treatment team member's roles with intervention and effective methods to collaborate in patient's treatment.

Follow billing and reimbursement procedures.

Comply with agency and division standards, protocols procedures.

Participate in discipline and workgroup meetings.

Participate in Quality Assurance as it relates to patient care.

Articulate and integrate safety policies and procedures into daily practice.

Provide recommendations and justification for equipment needs of patients.

Work effectively with COTA. Assigns appropriate patients, supervises treatment plan, provides COTA with necessary information.

The department is team oriented and a dynamic workgroup willing to help each other. Values team communication, motivated to reach to a higher level of care for patients. Works closely with physicians, nurses and other disciplines who value Occupational Therapy skills and their contributions to the team.


Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program and successful completion of American Occupational Therapy certification examination. Current Washington State license to practice as an Occupational Therapist or a valid probational certificate issued by the State of Washington to practice occupational therapy.


Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.REQUIREMENTS:see above