Occupational Therapist I
Job ID: 109855 Date posted: June 08, 2021
- Sharp Chula Vista Medical Ctr
- Occupational Therapy
- Occupational Therapy Jobs
- Day Job
- Per Diem
The Occupational Therapist I evaluates, plans, directs and administers occupational therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician. Assists patients in reaching their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. Participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department, and participates in CQI activities.
Sharp Chula Vista's Rehabilitation Services department is committed to offering quality services that advance healing, minimize disability and enhance quality of life. Highly-trained therapists' have specialties that include balance and vestibular therapy, chronic pain and lymphedema therapy. We see a good mix of diagnoses including Ortho, Neuro and general medical patients. In addition, our rehab team provides treatment to patients at the adjacent Skilled Nursing Unit (Birch Patrick). We also have a busy Out-Patient/Sports Medicine clinic across the street from the hospital. In servicing an ethnically diverse patient population, we have therapists and support staff that speak English, Spanish and Tagalog. Department staff have a strong work ethic, a passion for service quality and patient satisfaction, and take great pride in being one of the most productive and efficient departments in the Sharp Chula Vista Hospital.
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center is a 343-bed hospital with the largest array of health care services in San Diego's South Bay. A Designated Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital, Sharp Chula Vista is home to the region's most comprehensive heart program and also offers exceptional services for orthopedic care and women and infants. The Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center offers patients the most advanced treatment technology, a unique healing environment and an extraordinary level of care.
Current unencumbered California State Occupational Therapist Licensure
Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
Graduate of an approved professional school or graduate of an accredited college or university with a certificate in Occupational Therapy
One or more years of experience in Acute Care/Rehab Occupational Therapy
Experience in Skilled Nursing and Acute Care
“After nearly 10 years of working here, it's still one of the hardest jobs I've ever loved. If you find a niche here, you'll be working with some of the smartest in the industry. This is where they'll respect you for thinking outside the box and kindness matters. They expect consistency and hard work, but pay you well to do it.”