May 02, 2022

Occupational Therapist - Inpatient - First Hill

  • Swedish
  • Seattle, WA, USA
Occupational Therapy

Job Description


Swedish Medical Center is looking for an Occupational Therapist (Per Diem, Day Shift) to work in Inpatient Occupational Therapy at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

SCHEDULE: Hours of operation 8a-4:30p PST. Minimum requirement is 4 days per month; 2 weekend days are part of this requirement (SAT/SUN). We have enough hours to support 2-3 days a week of work if desired at First Hill. Occasional hours may be available at other campuses, such as Issaquah and Cherry Hill.

*Per diem premium included; weekend shift differential offered!*

The occupational therapist (OT) delivers and supervises others in the delivery of occupational therapy services. Upon referral, the OT performs evaluations and develops individual plans of care to maximize functional outcomes, implements the plans of care, reassesses treatment results, and actively participates in discharge planning. Services are delivered within the framework of a team approach, including appropriate disciplines, significant others and the patient. Provision of care for pediatric adolescent orthopedic patients may be required. Coverage of both inpatient and outpatient services may be required at the Ballard and Issaquah clinics.

These services are delivered in compliance with ethical standards, policies and procedures, national and professional standards, state practice acts, and current accepted state of the art practice._

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrates complex problem solving skills in both patient care and department operations.
  • Performs patient assessment/reassessment. Establishes plan of care with the patient, which is appropriate to the patient's needs and allows for informed consent or refusal.
  • Documentation meets regulatory requirements, departmental standards, and considers reimbursement needs. Documents on day of visit, usually at time of visit.
  • Carries out assigned responsibilities in a timely and complete manner, using appropriate judgment and detail.
  • Supervises students as assigned.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an accredited program of occupational therapy
  • Possesses valid Washington state occupational therapy license or limited permit
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN)

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

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Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Occupational Therapy

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 343418