Oct 14, 2021

Occupational Therapist - Pediatric Therapy Services

  • Swedish
  • Seattle, WA, USA
Full-time Occupational Therapy

Job Description


Swedish Medical Center is looking for an Occupational Therapist (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Pediatric Therapy Services at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

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The pediatric rehabilitation services occupational therapist delivers and supervises others in the delivery of services to children, birth to 18 years old. Services provided upon referral include evaluations, developing individual treatment plans to maximize functional outcomes, implementation of the treatment program, reassessment of treatment results and discharge planning. Services are delivered within the framework of a team approach, appropriate disciplines, and family centered, involving family, caregivers and patient. These services are delivered in compliance with ethical standards, policies and procedures, national and professional standards, state practice acts for occupational therapists, and current accepted state of the art practice.

In this position you will:

  • Perform thorough age-related evaluations according to protocol which are relevant to patient diagnosis and current scientific and clinical knowledge.
  • Interpret evaluation data to identify functional deficits and barriers to function and define current functional status.
  • Refer patients with problems outside the scope of practice to appropriate discipline(s).
  • Establish and modify realistic, measurable, timely and functional goals, with the input of the family and patient, related to discharge planning.
  • Manage and modify treatments to maximize patient functional outcomes based on the patient’s physical, developmental and psychological responses as well as changes in discharge planning.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree Occupational Therapy from an accredited program.
  • 1 year In an acute pediatric internship program, or two (2) years in a pediatric experience in a related setting.
  • Valid Washington State Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Temporary Permit or Occupational Therapist Limited Permit required.*New graduates qualify for temporary practice if they have complied with the Washington State Department of Health WAC 246-847-115.
  • Current registration with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
  • 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 comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


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: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Occupational Therapy

Location: Washington-Seattle

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

Req ID: 314617