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Providence Health & Services Occupational Therapist in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling an Occupational Therapist (OT) ( Occupational Therapy, Day Shift, Per Diem) to Providence Mother Joseph Care Center in Olympia, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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In this position you will:

  • Demonstrate competency in providing quality therapy services including assessment, intervention, program planning and implementation, discharge planning, related documentation and communication. Also demonstrates competency with identifying and making appropriate referrals regarding medical, social and emotional factors influencing care.

  • Evaluate physical and functional status as well as cognitive, psychological and perceptual function. Based on results modifies treatment plans taking into consideration the age related needs of the client.

  • Develop a therapy plan of care in collaboration with clients/families. The plan of care is communicated with the multidisciplinary team to form a collaborative client care plan. Instructs clients and their family members in use of therapeutic activities to restore and maintain maximal level of function.

  • Document all evaluations, progress, treatment and coordination of care contacts in appropriate facility/agency format. Meets agency time guidelines for completing documentation. Documentation reflects good clinical documentation as well as meeting agency billing and reimbursement requirements.

  • Provide client/family education and counseling regarding issues related to treatments and goals, safety risks and/or other issues within scope of practice.

  • Provide case management of the client's care plan and provides supervision and ongoing coordination of services and resources as indicated in the client's care plan. Assumes a patient advocacy role as needed, participates in care conferences.

  • Evaluate, recommend and assist in obtaining adaptive equipment. Fabricates adaptive equipment as needed. Instructs clients to use adaptive techniques and/or device to aid in accomplishing specific activities and tasks of daily living.

  • Supervise therapy students according to professional and departmental guidelines.

  • Continually upgrade clinical skill level and provides in-services to staff regarding new treatment or techniques learned.

  • Provide in-services to staff regarding new treatment or techniques learned.

  • Participate in program development, in-services and staff meetings as requested.

  • Participate in quality assurance programs, including peer review.

  • Meets departmental productivity standards established for therapy. Uses time efficiently and effectively.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy from an institution approved by the state board in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association.

  • Meets all clinical affiliation requirements and passing national exam.

  • Current Washington State Occupational Therapist License.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year therapy experience in rehab or acute setting preferred, but consideration will be given for new grads with relevant intern experience, two years preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience working with a geriatric population.

About the skilled nursing facility you will serve.

Providence Mother Joseph Care Center in Olympia, Washington serves people of all ages and faiths. Our Transitional Care Unit is designed for patients coming out of the hospital who need skilled nursing care, end of life care, or rehabilitation for those recovering from surgery or who have a functional loss from illness, disease, or an accident. Our Long Term Care unit provides skilled nursing in a residential setting, addressing the needs of our residents through creating a sense of community and home in “neighborhoods” and providing a model of care that is resident-centered.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Occupational Therapy

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 299220