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Rehab Therapy Engineer

Job ID: 101167 Date posted: February 24, 2020

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Per Diem



The Rehab Therapy Engineer Evaluates, plans, directs and administers rehab engineering services. Designs, fabricates or modifies assistive equipment, considering both safety and cost effectiveness to increase functional independence. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.  Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning.  Assists the rehab leadership with special projects in basic research by investigating, designing and fabricating specific devices in the pursuit of the research. Participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department, and participates in CQI activities.

Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds.  Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology and is home to San Diego’s largest, most modern Emergency and Trauma Center.

Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.

Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.


This position is located in the community of Serra Mesa, San Diego County


8 hour shifts; Per Diem position to work variable Day Shift hours; no weekends  

Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Three or more years of experience in all aspects of rehab engineering
  • BLS for HealthCare Providers by the American Heart Association
  • Demonstrated knowledge and safe use of modalities, equipment and therapeutic procedures
  • Ability to fabricate equipment and/or devices and adapt equipment to patient which assists patients’ in reaching their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • Graduate of an approved professional school or graduate of accredited college or university with a certificate in Rehab Engineering preferred.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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