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Employment Type:
Part time
Job Category:
Occupational Therapy
DSHS Occupational Therapist
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State of Washington | Lakewood, WA
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We have exciting opportunities for Occupational Therapists (OTs) to join our team at Western State Hospital. This is an ideal opportunity for OTs to expand their experience providing occupational therapy and active treatment services to a diverse population of patients with complex needs. You'll thrive and work to create new approaches for treatment. Full-time and part-time opportunities available.

Some of what you'll do

* Assess and provide treatment to patients in groups and/or 1:1s as needed in a recovery center and/or ward
* Collaborate with patients and an interdisciplinary team to discuss treatment goals and implementation
* Develop, plan, and prepare comprehensive active treatment groups and individual treatment strategies for patient caseload using OT evidence-based practice.
* Document patient progress on a weekly and monthly basis
* Update treatment plans in a timely manner
* Provide consultations as needed
* Supervise occupational therapy assistant(s), intern(s), and/or student(s)
* Contribute to continuous quality improvement

What we are looking for

* Experience working with patients with behavioral/mental health and physical dysfunction diagnoses.
* Ability to adapt to change in a diverse working environment.
* Ability to handle stressful and sometimes challenging situations.
* Skill in documentation.
* Ability to comprehend, educates others, and grade treatments accordingly to a patient's strengths and challenges.
* Knowledge of various treatment types and modalities using evidence-based practice.

Who should apply?

Graduated from a nationally accredited and board-approved school for OTs, completed six months of supervised fieldwork experience for OTs, passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy's (NBCOT) exam, and licensed by the Washington State Department of Health (or license eligible to practice as an OT).

Compensation Package Information

Outstanding Benefits customizable to best serve you and your family

Competitive base salary up to $65,292 annually, DOQ

Questions We want to hear from you! Call Surie Hughes 360-972-6206 or email Surie.Hughes@dshs.wa.gov and reference job #00379

Click here to learn more about who we are, Western State Hospital and how our staff makes a difference in transforming lives.

Enjoy a variety of perks and look forward to each day on the job

* Uniquely, we're not for profit and not driven by production, allowing our Occupational Therapists the ability to focus on developing approaches to treatment and emphasize in patient care.
* Clinical autonomy and encouragement from leadership inspires our OTs to be creative and innovative developing course content and intervention strategies.
* Experience diversity in therapeutic areas where you can excel including physical function evaluation and treatment, cognitive evaluation, rehabilitation screens, and psychosocial facilitation.
* Team collaboration amongst OT's and a variety of medical professionals support an environment of continuous growth and professional development.
* Rapport and treatment built by our OT's for patients is long term, impactful and meaningful.
* You'll quickly appreciate the sense of community and the interaction with staff and patients.
* Retirement and benefits are ideal. Start a long term career that supports a healthy work-life balance.

Supplemental Information

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any area of employment, its programs or services on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

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