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Occupational Therapist - Home Health

PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth

Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2023

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth Home Health in Bellingham, WA is seeking an Occupational Therapist for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position.  The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is  $39.24 - $58.86 . The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

***Hiring bonus and relocation assistance may be available***

Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live. Acclaimed for its small-city flavor and the home of Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham has a robust art, music and cultural scene while boasting 65 miles of inner-urban trails to explore, pristine lakes, forests, saltwater beaches, and snow-covered peaks -there are unlimited opportunities for breathtaking hikes, relaxing camping trips, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, and scenic drives! Located 90 minutes north of Seattle and 30 minutes south of British Columbia, Canada, this idyllic city has been rated as one of America's most desirable communities by Money, Outside, Kiplinger, Forbes, and National Geographic magazines. Head to Mount Baker for a day in the snow. Tour the San Juan Islands by sea kayak or sailboat. Trek the North Cascades on foot. Stay in town to explore the shops and cafes of historic Fairhaven and Downtown and then catch a show at Mount Baker Theater – you can do it all in Bellingham!

Learn more:  https://peacehealth.culturehq.com/story/5596

Job Summary

Occupational Therapists participate in the evaluation and treatment of patients, determining plan-of-care and treatment goals appropriate to the age of the patient served.

Position Details

  1. Evaluates assigned patients, gathers data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, observation, and team members. Performs initial evaluation of patient/home and applies criteria to determine if patient is a safe candidate for home care/hospice occupational therapy services.
  2. Participates personally in the evaluation and treatment of patients, and establishes a treatment plan and goal for each patient.
  3. Participates in staff meetings, patient care meetings, educational in-services, caregiver orientation and other professional gatherings as indicated by the manager.
  4. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals as necessary to ensure smooth continuous care of the patients. Acts as liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staffs to facilitate problem solving and coordination of other services and act as an educational resource.
  5. Maintains appropriate clinical records.
  6. May work with OT student affiliation programs.

What you bring:

  • BA/BS, Masters, or doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college required.
  • One year experience as Occupational Therapist preferred.
  • General knowledge of field and ability to utilize library resource appropriately.
  • Home Health experience preferred.
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) preferred
  • Licensed as required by State of Washington as an Occupational Therapist
  • Current American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.

ST. JOSEPH- PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 35 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments

See how PeaceHealth is committed toInclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For more information about the position, you can reach out to Julie Fischer at jfischer1@peacehealth.org

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.