Oregon Health & Science University

Occupational Therapist

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Institute on Development and Disability (IDD)
Salary Range
$38.07 to $52.25 per hour
Must have flexible schedule. As flex staff must be able to cover on an as needed basis.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

About OHSU
Link www.ohsu.edu
OHSU's singular focus on improving health starts with Oregonians and has global impact. We are the only academic health center in Oregon, but we're also nationally distinct as a university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. This allows us to concentrate resources on research to prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares physicians, dentists, nurses and other health professionals to succeed in an evolving health care environment, and on patient care that incorporates the latest knowledge and discoveries. We have 16,000 employees and secure competitive research funding of more than $400 million a year. As a public organization, we provide community outreach and services for Oregon's most vulnerable populations. OHSU’s stated mission to improve the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research.


About OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Link https://www.ohsu.edu/doernbecher
With a strong tradition of teamwork, diversity and interdisciplinary care, we believe all children deserve the best. At Doernbecher, we built a hospital around that belief. It’s why we have more specialists in children’s health than anywhere else in the state. We offer the newest and most advanced treatments available, along with innovative collaborations and research opportunities. As Oregon’s only academic health center, we strive to offer the best medical care to every child across Oregon, Southwest Washington and beyond.


About The Institute on Development and Disability (IDD)
Link https://www.ohsu.edu/institute-on-development-and-disability/about-us

The Institute on Development and Disability within the Department of Pediatrics at OHSU works with patients, families, clinicians, researchers and many other professionals to meet the goal of improving the lives of people with disabilities. We perform research and care to support every patient, from premature babies to older adults, facing changes in life due to the onset of disabling conditions. With more than 100 years of practice, we understand how to best meet the needs of our patients and their families in Oregon and beyond.

Function/Duties of Position

The IDD Occupational Therapists provide evaluation and treatment services for outpatient and clients at the CDRC clinics, OHSU satellite clinics in which pediatric rehabilitation services are available, and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.  The department also offers clinical training to occupational therapy students from universities throughout the U.S.  CDRC serves as an exemplary local, state, and national resource through our commitment to excellence in interdisciplinary clinical practice, research, education, policy development, and community service. 


The occupational therapist provides individual and inter-professional team evaluations.  This involves participating in the interdisciplinary team staffings and providing family feedback. The occupational therapist completes documentation and provides client-centered rerources to the family.  The occupational therapist may also provide individualized therapeutic interventions and the development and implementation of a treatment plan. Occupational therapy services are intended to improve functional independence in self-care, work/school, and play/leisure, social participation, instrumental activities of daily living and health care management.

Required Qualifications

  • Completion of an occupational therapy educational program that is recognized by the Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensing Board.  BS, BA, MOT, or MS, OTD in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current Oregon state licensure
  • BLS Certification Limited Permit or Oregon occupational therapy license must be obtained at the time of appointment.
  • Previous pediatric and/or acute care experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Awareness of regulations for eligibility of service and professional code of ethics for patient treatment.
  • Demonstrated leadership and self-motivation.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong “triage” skills- the ability to prioritize independently and complete tasks in a time manner.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong evaluation experience in Neurodevelopment, autism, feeding.
  • Additional Washington state Occupational Therapy licensure ideal.

Additional Details

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All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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