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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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 the patient’s medical record, reviews diagnosis, administers and interprets assessment tools, evaluates patient’s leisure lifestyle, develops therapy treatments/interventions, and establishes goals and desired outcomes.
Evaluates and monitors patient’s progression and makes appropriate adjustments to treatment plan to achieve maximum benefit.
Work schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday with Saturday rotation and every other Monday off.
Provides, Progresses, and Documents Care, includes but is not limited to:
Prior to therapy intervention, performs and documents an initial assessment and evaluates data and diagnosis to identify problems.
Facilitates community integration training.
Follows established procedures and 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. Completes discharge summaries, patient/family education records, and other required documentation. Documents FIM scores.
Administers therapeutic recreation treatments in both individual and group settings. Selects goal-directed and outcome-oriented interventions aimed at improving and/or maintaining individual leisure status and functional level.
Demonstrates group leadership skills and ability to adapt to changing environments and clients’ functional levels. Uses a variety of facilitation techniques to achieve desired outcomes.
Provides for Continuing Care, includes but is not limited to:
Discharges patient from therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained; completes discharge recommendations; provides for appropriate follow-up care or referrals.
When appropriate, establishes a home leisure/recreation program.
Trains patient, family members and caregivers on home treatment activities; provides information regarding community resources, transportation options, etc.
Communication and Collaboration, includes but is not limited to:
Confers with patient, family members, medical practitioners, and the interdisciplinary team to plan, implement, and assess the treatment program.
Observes and reports patient’s responses to the referring medical practitioner and interdisciplinary team by progress reports, letters and verbal communication.
Attends appropriate conferences and/or meetings pertaining to assigned patient.
Training and Leadership, includes but is not limited to:
Assists in training new employees as needed.
Monitors quality indicators and participates in departmental performance improvement projects.
Assists with organizational planning, and actively participates in the development and implementation of new programs, community awareness programs, and projects that ensure the department remains compliant with all regulatory requirements.
Able to transfer and transport patients safely using proper body mechanics.
Able to move around the hospital as much as four miles/day.
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.