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Providence Health & Services Occupational Therapist in Medford, Oregon


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling an Occupational Therapist to our location in Medford, OR. This is a full-time, day shift position with a Monday-Friday schedule. You will, however, be asked to work approximately 1 Saturday per month. In this position you will treat general acute care, medical telemetry, post-surgical, orthopedic and neurological patients.

We are seeking an Occupational Therapist to manage and provide skilled occupational therapy to patients/clients with a wide variety of diagnoses and disabilities, taking into account individual patient's special physical or age-related needs. Requires skills in patient/client evaluation and treatment, as well as professional consultations to achieve maximum patient/client independence in accordance with individual's functional level and potential.


  1. Responding to changes in health care delivery systems.

  2. Interacting positively with large, interdisciplinary / multidisciplinary team and promoting team cohesiveness interdepartmentally and intradepartmentally.

  3. Maintaining expertise in a field with varying diagnostic/age populations, changing work environment and rapidly advancing technology through constant study and review.

  4. Providing a variety of complex services using good organizing, prioritizing, and time management techniques.

  5. Maintaining open communication with physicians while providing the most appropriate and effective treatments for patients.

  6. Providing effective and efficient patient care considering a variety of patient/client ages, behavior, cognitive levels, learning styles and/or language barriers individually and in groups.

  7. Processing information accurately, thoroughly and quickly amidst a variety of environmental distractions.

  8. May be required to provide services at multiple locations.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

Provides appropriate, timely and effective evaluation and re-evaluation of patients:

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

  • Incorporates patient and family as appropriate in goal setting.

  • Re-evaluates and updates goals in a timely manner.

Plans and implements a comprehensive and individualized occupational therapy treatment plan:

  • Selects safe and effective treatment procedures as appropriate for the patient/client age, condition and diagnosis.

  • Modifies and progresses the program in response to changing patient/client needs.

  • Instructs patient/client and caregivers to assist in achieving treatment goals.

  • Terminates treatment as appropriate in relation to patient/client age, condition, diagnosis and functional performance / outcome expectations and discharge criteria.

Communicates frequently and effectively in the professional environment with patients, caregivers and others:

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

  • Communicates frequently and effectively with others involved in patient/client care regarding scheduling, treatment plans, progress and discharge planning.

  • Provides non-patient related documentation accurately and in a timely manner to Clinical Supervisor / Manager /Lead.

  • Maintains positive working relationships.

Demonstrates professional behavior and pursues professional development:

  • Maintains and enhances personal expertise through appropriate professional educational experiences.

  • Maintains required hospital and department competency in environment of care, age-related care, CPR and other required system trainings.

  • Maintains a high standard of professional accountability with respect to appearance, demeanor, safety, ethical and legal issues.Provides a comfortable, orderly, clean, and safe work environment.

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

  • Keeps informed of health care issues, changing department procedures, and other department information by attending staff/team meetings and/or reading staff meeting minutes, e-mails and newsletters.

  • Enhances personal professional growth by establishing individual goals, providing in-services to others, participating in community activities, and contributing to program development.

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

  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to adjust daily schedule to meet service area demands and complete workload.

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


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree, Master’s Degree, Ph. D. from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program or equivalent education/experience.

  • Current Occupational Therapy licensure through the State of Oregon.

  • AHA BLS with AED for Healthcare Professionals within 30 days of hire.

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI).

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs.

At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Oregon-Medford

Req ID: 247491