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Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics Occupational Therapist in Dallas, Oregon

Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics are part of a network of state of the art medical facilities located within the heart of the Willamette Valley. At Salem Health, we pride ourselves on being a community centric, diverse organization that has been voted a top workplace by our employees for three years running.

We continually strive to provide innovative paths to learning and growth while maintaining an environment of strategic problem solving objectives through Lean driven principles. We understand that hardworking, conscientious and compassionate team members are one of our most valuable assets and we are always looking for outstanding people to join our team.

Your Role With Us:

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for patient evaluation, development and follow through of treatment plans to support the mission of Salem Health.

Core Functions:

Evaluation and Treatment

Using evidence based standards and measures, the evaluation reflects an organized assessment based on the patient’s diagnosis, presenting signs and history. Develops a treatment plan that reflects the objective findings of the evaluation. Involves the patient/family in establishing measurable and functionally based goals. Utilizes evidenced based treatment strategies with attention to patient safety to progress patients toward goals.

Documentation and Billing

Documents within the time frame specified within each program area. Documentation reflects patient response to therapy interventions, progress towards goals, and supports each billing entry. Submits complete and accurate charges on a daily basis.

Caseload Management

Proactively manages caseload, optimizes access, and identifies barriers and opportunities to support daily therapist efficiency to meet the demand. Flexibility and a cooperative effort is required which may include working outside of your home department to meet the patient need when requested. Direct and delegate tasks to the rehab aide appropriately in program area.

Regulatory/Compliance

Understands and follows regulatory and compliance standards as well as licensure guidelines related to department area.

Clinical Competence

All licensed professional staff are expected to maintain clinical competence within the scope of practice.  Competency is defined as demonstrations of expertise as required by individual departments.

Performance Improvement 

Integrate lean tools for department continuous performance improvement activities.

Communication

Timely and effective communication is expected within department guidelines.  

Background/Expertise:

  • BS, MS, or Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, or certification by NBCOT required.

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience or clinical rotation in department specific area required.

  • Graduate of a program approved by the Committee on Accreditation in Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and holds a valid license to practice in the state of Oregon or is license eligible.

  • BLS from the AHA within 90 days of hire required.

  • Must be a team player and have proven success applying team approach to obtain resolution to an issue.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, problem solving, decision making and organizational skills for working with the rehabilitation team and patients.

  • An ability to prioritize and multi task while working in a high volume multidisciplinary setting.

  • Demonstrates competency by implementing age, culturally sensitive, and developmentally appropriate treatment plans and by appropriate documentation.

We have many excellent opportunities available! To view all of our openings, please visit our career page at https://www.salemhealth.org/about/careers

Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by law. Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact myrecruiter@salemhealth.org

Requisition ID: 2021-8971

Street: 525 SE Washington St

Maximum Salary (DOE): DOE

Shift (Please note: this field is external facing to candidates): Variable

Work Schedule (Please note: this field is external facing to candidates): Weekdays/Weekends, variable

Hours Each Week (Please note: this field is external facing to candidates): 1.00

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