Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest.
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle.
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.
As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE
UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply
Plans and Evaluates Care, includes but is not limited to:
Reviews physician’s referral and diagnosis and patient’s medical record, history and background.
Determines therapy treatment and develops long and short range goals.
Evaluates and monitors patient’s progression and makes appropriate adjustments to treatment plan to achieve maximum benefit.
( Must have expertise in hand therapy and splinting)
Provides, Progresses, and Documents Care, includes but is not limited to:
Prior to therapy intervention, performs and documents an initial exam and evaluates data and diagnosis to identify problems.
Administers treatments (including Easy Street and other treatment modalities) and activities to develop, improve, and/or restore functions, compensate for dysfunction, and/or minimize debilitation. Adapts techniques/media to the needs and capabilities of the patient.
Follows established procedures; observes all safety precautions.
Meets departmental standards for quality, customer service, and productivity.
Records patient’s treatment, progress, and response in patient’s chart/computer record. Documents all therapy services rendered daily. Completes documentation and written communication in an accurate and timely manner.
Demonstrates understanding of measures such as relative values (RVUs), Functional Independent Measure (FIM), and Patient Independence Profile (PIP).
Submits charge tickets to reflect time spent with patients seen each day.
Provides for Continuing Care, includes but is not limited to:
Performs re-evaluation of patient’s status and, when goals or projected outcomes have been attained or when otherwise appropriate, recommends discharging the patient from therapy.
Formulates discharge and follow-up plan (including home treatment and activities) in collaboration with patient, family, and interdisciplinary team.
Orients and trains patient and family on home treatment plan; communicates plan with home care services as applicable.
Recommends and assists in the selection of safety equipment appropriate to the patient’s discharge environment.
Recommends appropriate community resources.
Communication and Collaboration, includes but is not limited to:
Participates in the hospital-wide Interdisciplinary Managed Care concept.
Confers with patient, medical practitioners and appropriate others to plan, implement, and assess the treatment program and solve treatment problems.
Observes and reports patient’s responses to the referring medical practitioner by progress notes, letters and verbal communication.
Attends appropriate conferences and/or meetings pertaining to assigned patient.
Training and Leadership, includes but is not limited to:
Trains and orients new employees.
Supervises students, OT Assistants, support staff, and volunteers, as assigned.
Develops and presents in-service education classes; participates in community education / awareness programs.
Assists with organizational planning, and actively participates in the development and implementation of new programs, group programs, departmental performance improvement projects, and projects that ensure the department remains compliant with all regulatory requirements.
Equipment and Supplies, includes but is not limited to:
Constructs and/or issues appropriate adaptive equipment, orthotic devices, etc.
Complies with procedures for maintenance and cleaning of departmental supplies and equipment.
Maintains the department, Easy Street treatment areas and patients' rooms (when used as a treatment area) according to safety and general housekeeping procedures.
Reports to the appropriate person in a timely manner when supplies and equipment need to be ordered or repaired.
Licensure, Registration, Certification
Physical Demand Level: Heavy
In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-
Lift / Carry
50 to 100 pounds occasionally
25 to 50 pounds frequently
10 to 20 pounds constantly
As required, must be able to-
Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders
Push and Pull
Perform fine motor functions
Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.