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Dignity Health Occupational Therapist in CARMICHAEL, California


Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center is a 370-bed not-for-profit Level 2 Trauma Center located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County for more than 50 years. It is one of the area’s largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the community’s well-being, our staff and volunteers provide excellence in care for our patients each year. Mercy San Juan Medical Center has received recognition for being a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, along with Certificates of Excellence in Perinatal Care, Hip- and Knee- Replacement.


Job Summary:

  • The incumbent demonstrates competency in occupational therapy for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients as applicable for the site/level of care of employment. the incumbent provides patient assessment, develops and implements individual patient treatment programs, provides therapeutic interventions utilizing current and effective methodologies, and maintains effective documentation.



  • Previous experience as an occupational therapist is preferred and the incumbent is required to exhibit the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.


  • This position requires graduation from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy

  • Certification or eligibility for certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

  • California License, or eligibility, to practice Occupational Therapy.


  • CA License, or eligibility, to practice Occupational Therapy


Special Skills:

Knowledge of:

  • Current occupational therapy techniques, standards, principles, and procedures.

  • Human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on musculoskeletal, circulatory, and nervous systems

  • Medical terminology.

  • Proper body mechanics.

  • Infection control procedures.

Ability to:

  • Assess patient condition based upon sound pathophysiological principles.

  • Develop and implement appropriate patient treatment plan

  • Complete and maintain records of Occupational Therapy observations, treatments, and actions.

  • Plan and organize work effectively and efficiently.

  • Develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with physicians, nursing staff, and other hospital personnel.

  • Maintain the confidentiality of medical information.

  • Fully meet the obligations of the Mission and Philosophy of Mercy San Juan Hospital.

  • Flexibility to work within a changing health care environment.

  • Interact in a professional and courteous manner with all persons on the hospital campus at all times.

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Job ID 2021-182409

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Occupational Therapy

Hours / Pay Period 8

Facility Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Shift Day

Standard Hours Varied

Work Schedule 8 Hour


Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.