• Occupational Therapist

    Job Locations US-WA-Vashon
    Posted Date 2 days ago(6/21/2018 6:58 PM)
    Job ID
    Health Services
    Vashon Community Care
  • Overview

    Located on beautiful Vashon Island in the heart of the Puget Sound, Vashon Community Care (VCC) has been providing quality, meaningful care to seniors since 1928. The VCC team is excited to share we are looking for a caring, compassionate Occupational Therapist to join our team!


    Vashon Community Care, a Transforming Age community, is part of a network of services, products and partnerships dedicated to transforming the perception of age and enhancing the lives of older adults. We are a team of dedicated and caring people who have a strong desire to enrich the lives of older adults and our team members. Our workplace emphasizes serving others, team work, our dedication to hospitality and customer service, vigorous innovation and integrity in everything we do.


    To learn more about Vashon Community Care and see where you could be working, visit our website here!

    Positions Details

    This position organizes and conducts medially-prescribed therapy programs using theory and skills from Occupational Therapy to rehabilitate residents and clients toward their improved functional capacity. This position provides therapy services for residents of VCC’s skilled nursing and assisted living programs as well as community-based out-patients. 


    Our Occupational Therapists are responsible for the following:


    • Evaluating assigned patients, developing and implementing a treatment and discharge plan based upon results and modifying it as necessary to meet resident/patient goals
    • Assuming case management and patient advocacy roles as needed.
    • Continually upgrading clinical skill level.
    • Participating in program development in-services and staff meetings.
    • Promoting a safe and secure environment for both team members and patients.
    • Supervising therapy students
    • Assisting in evaluating, ordering and maintaining all adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment.
    • Screening all Skilled Nursing residents and establishing restorative programs.
    • Participating in quality assurance programs, including peer review.  Complying with all applicable Federal and State regulations governing Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing programs.
    • Actively supporting the treatment team, department and rehabilitation goals and objectives.
    • Assisting in reviewing all resident/client injuries and all team member injuries to prevent re-occurrence and implementing accident prevention strategies.
    • Assisting in care planning processes
    • Assisting in training and educating team members, residents and clients regarding transfer techniques, work simplification and utilization of mechanical lifts.
    • Promoting the Mission, Vision and Values of Transforming Age in all areas of responsibility.


    Education and/or Experience, Skills and Abilities


    • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy; Must have met all clinical affiliation requirements and have passed the national exam.
    • A current license or certification in Washington State.
    • One year in long term care or acute care setting preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of relevant rehabilitation therapy techniques and procedures in respective discipline.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care to residents/clients ranging in age from young adults to older adults including knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, possession of the ability to access data reflective of the individual’s status and be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each individual’s requirements relative to his or her condition and age-specific needs.
    • A caring, passionate personality and ability to develop and maintain meaningful, positive relationships with residents, patients, families, physicians and team members.
    • Excellent communication skills both in speaking and writing
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite


    Vashon Community Care is a drug and alcohol-free employer. Criminal background and drug test will be required upon contingent offer of employment.


    Come join us and help us fulfill our vision to Transform the Perception of Age.


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