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Sonoma Valley Hospital, nestled in the beautiful Sonoma Valley, serves our community's health care needs, offering top-rated and compassionate emergency services and quality healing care and guidance throughout the lifelong arc of health care needs. Our patients thank us for our dedication to the healing power of human care and our adherence to the highest quality medical standards. Our highest praise is what we so often hear our patients say, "I had a wonderful experience there." Sonoma Valley Hospital is a 75-bed, full-service acute care district hospital, with an outstanding staff of health care professionals located in the heart of the City of Sonoma. Our community offers beautiful scenery, weather and a full range of healing and health care services, as well as and top-notch physicians who enjoy the confidence of their patients. The atmosphere of our hospital is like the atmosphere of Sonoma. We are a warm, comfortable, familial place of healing. We are known for our compassionate and professional staff and for our dedication to the needs and expectations of our community. Our services encompass the whole spectrum of health care needs, and medical treatment extends to all but the most specialized issues. We are here to lead our patients on the path to health by offering education and compassionate support, we help to restore and maintain the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of our patients. Currently Sonoma Valley Hospital has an opening for an experienced half-time Occupational Therapist in our inpatient department.
JOB SUMMARY: Therapeutic use of purposeful and meaningful goal-directed activities (occupations) which engage the individual's body and mind in meaningful, organized, and self-directed actions that maximize independence, prevent or minimize disability, and maintain health. Occupational therapy services encompass occupational therapy assessment, treatment, education of and consultation with, individuals who have been referred for occupational therapy services subsequent to diagnosis of disease or disorder or under an IEP. Assessment identifies performance abilities and limitations that are necessary for self-maintenance, learning, work, and other similar meaningful activities. Treatment is focused on developing, improving or restoring functional daily living skills, compensating for and preventing dysfunction, or minimizing disability. Techniques used for treatment involve teaching activities of daily living (excluding speech-language skills), designing or fabricating selective temporary orthotic devices and applying or training in the use of assistive technology or orthotic and prosthetic devices (excluding gait training). Consultation provides expert advice to enhance function and quality of life. Consultation or treatment may involve modification of tasks or environments to allow an individual to achieve maximum independence. Staff member must have appropriate approval from the Occupational Therapy Board in order to perform advanced practices including hand therapy, use of physical agent modalities and swallowing assessment/evaluation/intervention. The staff member will evaluate in and out patients and interpret the findings to determine the functional limitations; establish individualized treatment goals and POC to achieve established goals; implement the treatment plan through direct treatment of the patient coordinated with other healthcare personnel as appropriate; regularly assesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress and need for modification of plan when necessary; initiates discharge planning when patient has received maximal benefit; provides accurate and timely documentation of O.T. patient management; monitors and maintains essential patient care and safety during procedures as identified in established policy; participates in continuing education to improve skills and stay current with licensure; maintains inventory of necessary supplies; prepares rooms for treatments; ensures compliance with legal issues of patient confidentiality and risk management while complying with JCAHO, federal, state and local regulations; exhibits a high degree of courtesy, tact and poise when interacting with patients, families and other healthcare professionals, adjusts to peaks in flow, acuity and other demands while maintaining quality. The staff member will also participate in clinical site education through in-services and clinical education with OT students.
REQUIRED SKILLS: Ability to understand and adhere to established policies, procedures, and protocols. Commitment to excellence and high standards. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills. Ability to manage priorities and workflow. Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm. Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions. Bilingual skills a plus. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. Able to work collaboratively with multiple health professionals in a busy and complex environment using tact, diplomacy, and discipline. Strong charting/documentation skills. Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds. Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously. Collect, interpret, and/or analyze diagnostic data. Utilize visual, auditory, verbal, and olfactory processes required to assess, monitor, and care for patients. Understand and respond to a diverse population.
REQUIREMENTS OF HIRE: Graduate of an accredited program in Occupational Therapy. Two or more years of related job experience strongly preferred, however, a new grad would be under consideration. Current California state occupational therapy license or be eligible for licensure. Current BLS certification. AOTA member a plus .
This is a part-time, 20 hour per week, partially benefited position. SVH offers medical, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance, retirement plan with company contribution, paid time off and a wellness program.
To apply, please send CV's to the attention of Colleen Wilson, HR Recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternately you may apply online at our website, www.svh.com.
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