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Providence Health & Services Occupational Therapist - Outpatient in Walla Walla, Washington


Providence is calling a Occupational Therapist Outpatient (Pmg Se Wa Therapy Southgate, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Consistently demonstrates adherence to the principles and requirements outlined in the Commitments and Compliance Integrity Program and any other organization or departmental materials related to compliance with laws, regulatory requirement

  • Consistently demonstrates adherence to Medicare and Medicaid regulations which directly or indirectly relate to the performance and job expectations

  • Employee demonstrates knowledge of PSMMC’s policy on Patients Rights and Responsibilities and respects these rights and responsibilities in carrying-out daily activities

  • Actively participates in departmental and organization performance improvement activities in accordance with hospital and joint commission standards

  • Demonstrates leadership by performing his/her work in a manner that meets or exceeds the level of care and service that PSMMC promotes to the communities we serve

  • Participates in hospital and department specific practices to maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff

  • Maintains the security and confidentiality of data and information used in performance of his/her daily duties conforming to hospital policy, laws and regulations as appropriate

  • Follows established policies and procedures to identify and reduce the risks of acquiring or transmitting infection.

  • Maintains positive working relationships and fosters a cooperative work environment.

  • Communicates effectively with patients, physicians and staff in a professional manner

  • Provides clear, concise, pertinent reports/information

  • Actively supports and incorporates the mission and core values into daily activities. Treats all others with respect and demonstrates excellence, justice and compassion in daily work and relationships with others.

  • Demonstrates competency by placing a high priority on service to everyone encountered. Consistently shows the characteristic of service excellence

  • Demonstrates competency by maintaining positive, constructive interpersonal relationships, and by understanding and practicing the principles of effective teamwork

  • Confidentiality/Privacy:

  • Protects confidential/private information related to patients, members, employees, and others

  • Environment of Care/Infection Control/Safety:

  • Consistently demonstrates and incorporates principles of safety and infection control into daily activities as outlined in Environment of Care, Infection Control, and Exposure Control manuals and department safety policies/procedures

  • Evaluates patient/client current physical status and develops individualized, measurable and functional treatment goals and establishes interventions as appropriate to patient age, condition, diagnosis, response to treatment and learning needs

  • Plans and implements a comprehensive and individualized occupational therapy treatment plan. Modifies and progresses the program in response to changing patient/client needs. Instructs patient/client and caregivers to assist in achieving treatment goals

  • Provides and maintains accurate, thorough, legible and timely patient related documentation, handwritten and/or computerized, in accordance with department policy and procedure

  • Performs duties in compliance with departmental policies, procedures, timelines, and productivity standards

  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for patient panel, including timely access to services, appropriate billing practices and quality of patient outcomes

  • Demonstrates professional behavior and pursues professional development

  • Promotes injury prevention: in-servicing employees, families/caregivers and community groups as appropriate, and identifying and reporting potential concerns

  • Participates in department/service goal setting, QI activities, and Mission Practicum activities.

  • Assists in developing, implementing, coordinating and reviewing occupational therapy policies and procedures, and recommend changes as appropriate

  • Supervises Occupational Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapy Aides and Occupational Therapy students, volunteers and other observers as assigned by Manager/Lead

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Manager / Lead

  • Employee completes all tasks and duties accurately and timely within assigned shift. Demonstrates initiative to perform job duties autonomously

  • Attends mandatory and other education offerings per department and hospital requirements

  • May assist with education on the unit


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy

  • Licensed to practice as an Occupational Therapist in the State of Washington, or temporary license if new graduate awaiting licensing exam results

  • Oregon licensure may be required if needed in the service area

  • NBCOT certification be maintained

  • Current BLS – Health provider (must be AHA accredited) within 30 days of hire

  • Medicare National Provider Identification Number (NPI) within 30 days of hire

  • Payer Credentialing

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree or PH. D. in Occupational Therapy

  • 1 year of specialized occupational therapy training or experience to meet a particular department need

  • Knowledge of currently accepted occupational therapy theory and practice, and associated legal and ethical issues

About the hospital you will serve .

Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington is a full service hospital with some of the best technology, expertise, specialists and primary care physicians in the region. We have been named the 100 top hospitals in the United States by two separate, independent research companies, Solucient and Cleverly Associates. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern region of Washington state and offers a sunny, mild climate, the benefits of living in a historic college town, outdoor activities and excellent public & private schools at all levels.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, 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-Walla Walla

Req ID: 319596