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Providence Health & Services Occupational Therapist - Outpatient Hand Therapy *$5000 Sign-On Bonus and Relocation* in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling an Occupational Therapist - Outpatient Hand Therapy (1.0 FTE, Days) to NE Rehabilitation Clinic in Portland , OR. This position's shift will be M-F standard business hours.

The NE Rehabilitation Clinic is a large outpatient clinic that includes Physical Terapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy. As a hand therapist, you would be working on a team of 3 Certified Hand Therapists, and we have a close working relationship with our hand surgeons.

Aside from the fantastic benefits offered by Providence, which begin on your first day of employment, we are also offering a $5000 sign on bonus to new hires or eligible rehires ($2500 in your first or second paycheck and $2500 after 12 months at Providence)!

We are also offering relocation for those who need it!

Apply today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text message with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

We are seeking an Occupational Therapist - Outpatient Hand Therapy who will manage and provide skilled occupational therapy to patients/clients with a wide variety of diagnoses and disabilities, taking into account individual patient's special physical or age-related needs. Requires skills in patient/client evaluation and treatment, as well as professional consultations to achieve maximum patient/client independence in accordance with individual's functional level and potential.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide appropriate, timely and effective evaluation and re-evaluation of patients:

  • Evaluate patient/client current functional status and develops individualized/measurable treatment goals and establishes interventions as appropriate to patient’s age, condition, diagnosis, and response to treatment and learning needs

  • Incorporate patient and family as appropriate in goal setting

  • Re-evaluate and update goals in a timely manner

  • Plan and implement a comprehensive and individualized occupational therapy treatment plan:

  • Select safe and effective treatment procedures as appropriate for the patient/client age, condition and diagnosis

  • Modify and progress the program in response to changing patient/client needs

  • Instruct patient/client and caregivers to assist in achieving treatment goals

  • Terminate treatment as appropriate in relation to patient/client age, condition, diagnosis and functional performance / outcome expectations and discharge criteria

  • Communicate frequently and effectively in the professional environment with patients, caregivers and others:

  • Provide and maintains accurate, thorough, legible and timely patient related documentation, handwritten and/or computerized, in accordance with department policy and procedure

  • Communicate frequently and effectively with others involved in patient/client care regarding scheduling, treatment plans, progress and discharge planning

  • Provide non-patient related documentation accurately and in a timely manner to Clinical Supervisor / Manager /Lead

  • Maintain positive working relationships

  • Demonstrate professional behavior and pursues professional development:

  • Maintain and enhances personal expertise through appropriate professional educational experiences

  • Maintain required hospital and department competency in environment of care, age-related care, CPR and other required system trainings

  • Maintain a high standard of professional accountability with respect to appearance, demeanor, safety, ethical and legal issues

  • Provide a comfortable, orderly, clean, and safe work environment

  • Promote injury prevention: in-servicing employees, families/caregivers and community groups as appropriate, and identifying and reporting potential concerns

  • Keep informed of health care issues, changing department procedures, and other department information by attending staff/team meetings and/or reading staff meeting minutes, e-mails and newsletters

  • Enhance personal professional growth by establishing individual goals, providing in-services to others, participating in community activities, and contributing to program development

  • Participate in department/service goal setting, QI activities, and Mission Practicum activities

  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to adjust daily schedule to meet service area demands and complete workload

  • Perform duties in compliance with departmental policies, procedures, timelines, and productivity standards


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree/Master's Degree/Ph.D from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program -OR- equivalent education/experience in hand therapy

  • Coursework/Training: Specialized hand therapy training -OR- equivalent education/experience in hand therapy

  • Current Occupational Therapy licensure through the State of Oregon

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA - BLS) with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for Healthcare Professionals within 30 days of hire

  • Assignments to specific service environments may require a valid driver's license (this position does not fall under the specific service environment)

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI)

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • At least three (3) years of experience treating hands

  • Certiifed Hand Therapist OR a motivated individual with at least 3 years of experience with the hand therapy populatio who is seeking certification

  • Experience fabricating custom orthoses

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As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Occupational Therapy

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 314484