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City of Hope Occupational Therapist I in Duarte, California

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary

Provides quality patient care and family training through evaluation, treatment planning, and the application and assignment of occupational therapy modalities and procedures in accordance with the regulations governing the practice of occupational therapy and in accordance with the philosophy and policies of the City of Hope National Medical Center.

Key Responsibilities include:

Screens patients to determine need for intervention and initiates referrals as appropriate.

Evaluates patients and interprets data using entry level skills.

Entry level skills defined as: the ability to formulate effective treatment plans based on knowledge/skills obtained in school and through internships.

Demonstrates entry level skills in developing treatment goals and plans based on evaluation data, rehabilitation potential, discharge plans, and in coordination with goals and plans of patient, family and other care team members.

Demonstrates entry level skill and creativity in implementing patient treatment programs which are safe, effective, and efficient.

Demonstrates entry level skills in modifying treatment plans according to patient needs and progress, terminates treatment appropriately, and develops appropriate discharge and post discharge plans.

Completes evaluations, progress notes, reassessments, discharge summaries, and third party reimbursement reports per established departmental, institutional and regulatory requirements within required time frames.

Collaborates with physician and other healthcare professionals to ensure ongoing integrated patient care.

Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationships with patient and caregivers.

Attends team and family conferences; interprets pertinent findings and contributes to the development of a multidisciplinary plan of care.

Communicates effectively with all levels of staff. Fosters the development of teamwork within the department while meeting the needs of departments being served.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

Minimum Education:

  • Master's Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy.

Minimum Experience:

  • Entry level position, no experience required, only preferred.

  • Prefer acute care internship experience.

Req. Certification/Licensure:

  • Current Occupational Therapist license in the State of California, or licensed applicant status in the state of California.

  • BLS Certification (must be through the American Heart Association)

  • For pediatric service, CCS Panel provider or complete application within 60 days of hire or when hours attained.

Preferred Education:

  • Master's Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in practicing managed care and with other third party payor regulations preferred.

Additional Information:

  • Per Diem

  • Multiple positions available

  • To protect the health of patients and staff and to comply with new State of California mandates, City of Hope staff are required to show proof of full vaccination by September 30, 2021. Compliance is a condition of employment.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

  • Posting Date: Oct 20, 2021

  • Job Field: Nursing

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Shift: Day Job