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Senior Occupational Therapist

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Fresno
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

**UNAC has been recognized as the collective bargaining representative for this position. Kaiser Permanente and UNAC will bargain to establish contractual terms covering this position. Until such time as bargaining is completed, this position is not covered under the terms of any existing collective bargaining agreements between Kaiser Permanente and UNAC.*
Provides independent occupational therapy management of patients, under the direction of the Director of Rehabilitation or designee. Provides occupational therapy services in specialized patient care clinics, and assists in the development, implementation, and review of departmental patient care programs.
Essential Responsibilities:


  • Evaluates patients and interprets evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction. Establishes treatment goals and plans treatment to achieve established goals. Initiates discharge planning for occupational therapy. Implements the treatment plan through direct treatment of the patient, delegates a portion of the treatment plan to appropriate supportive personnel, and coordinates the treatment program with other health care personnel as appropriate.
  • Provides advice and education to patient and family. Evaluates need for and trains patient/family in the use of special equipment or devices and adapts as necessary e.g., splints, slings, prosthesis, A.D.L equipment or refers to other disciplines as necessary for effective treatment. Regularly reassesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patients towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment. Discharges patient from occupational therapy when the patient has received maximum benefit from occupational therapy. Provides accurate, timely documentation of occupational therapy patient management.
  • Participates in appropriate and approved educational and clinical research activities in occupational therapy. Participates in specialized patient care clinics outside the department. Assists in the development, implementation, and review off departmental patient care programs. Performs other duties as needed in the areas of staff education, departmental operations, and departmental projects. Demonstrates on-going progress toward meeting the criteria for professional practice.

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.




    Basic Qualifications:Experience
    • Minimum two (2) years of experience as an occupational therapist required.Education
      • Graduate of an accredited occupational therapy curriculum with a bachelor's or master's degree with certification in occupational therapy or foreign-trained equivalent.License, Certification, Registration
        • Licensure to practice occupational therapy by the State of California by date of hire.
          • Obtain BLS prior to employment start date.
            • Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.
              Additional Requirements:
              • Ability to perform both routine and complicated therapy under general supervision.
                • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
                  Preferred Qualifications:
                  • N/A
                    PrimaryLocation : California,Fresno,Fresno Hospital Ancillary - Yosemite
                    HoursPerWeek : 1
                    Shift : Day
                    Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                    WorkingHoursStart : 12:00 AM
                    WorkingHoursEnd : 11:59 PM
                    Job Schedule : Call-in/On-Call
                    Job Type : Standard
                    Employee Status : Regular
                    Employee Group/Union Affiliation : NUE-NCAL-04-NUE-Non Union Employee
                    Job Level : Individual Contributor
                    Job Category : Rehab Services
                    Department : Fresno Sequoia Hospital - Physical Therapy - 0206
                    Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time
                    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Fresno , Senior Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Fresno, California

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