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Company: University of California
Location: San Francisco, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what's possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as seventh in the country – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Department Description

The Department of Rehabilitative Services provides comprehensive multidisciplinary services; e.g. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Language Pathology for patients across the age continuum from neonates, pediatrics and adolescents to adults and geriatrics with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments and disabilities in a tertiary and quaternary setting.

The patients are evaluated and treated on a variety of inpatient services including pediatrics, orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, general medicine, general surgery and the intensive care units.

Therapists coordinate patient care with physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, respiratory therapists, social work, nutrition and case management.

Job Summary

The Occupational Therapist (OT), reports to the Clinical Supervisor, Occupational Therapy and provides both direct and indirect patient care services. The OT works primarily with adult and geriatric patients from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, although pediatric and adolescent patients may also be treated.

Under general direction and upon receipt of written referrals, the OT plans and administers a full range of occupational therapy services for patients with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments and disabilities.

Services include patient evaluations using various physical, cognitive and visual/perceptual tests and measurements, establishment of therapeutic intervention goals and development of therapeutic intervention programs, and implementation of therapeutic intervention plans utilizing occupational therapy techniques.

The Staff Occupational Therapist maintains all applicable patient records related to the delivery of patient care services. While performing job duties, the Staff OT may also supervise support personnel including Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and Rehabilitation Aides as well as OT and OTA students. The Staff OT actively participates in departmental and organizational programs, including performance improvement activities, clinical education programs, and inservices and staff development activities.

Required Qualifications
  • One year experience as a licensed therapist
  • Possession of or proven eligibility for licensure as an Occupational Therapist by the Occupational Therapy Board of California
  • Possession of or proven eligibility for CPR Certification
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to recognize signs of distress
  • Basic computer skills in word processing and on line communication
  • Possession of good interpersonal, time management, problem solving and self-initiation skills
  • The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior occupational therapy experience in an academic medical center environment
  • Prior experience working on an interdisciplinary health provider team
  • Possession of a graduate degree or certificate in Occupational Therapy from an accredited professional educational program

  • Possession of or proven eligibility for licensure as an Occupational Therapist by the Occupational Therapy Board of California
  • Possession of or proven eligibility for CPR Certification

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

  • Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center's values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.
  • Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.
  • Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

  • Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.
  • Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.
  • Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.
  • Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.
  • Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

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