Oregon Health & Science University

Occupational Therapist - Adult Acute Relief

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
8A Rehab - Adult Acute Care Rehabiliation Services
Salary Range
$40.73 - $55.91 per hour
Relief Position requires, 4 shifts per pay period, with 2 of those shifts on weekends, as determined according to the Employer's needs
Days, 8-hour shifts
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Come work at Oregon's #1 ranked hospital!

OHSU is more than Oregon's only comprehensive academic health center. It’s an entire community of people dedicated to a single cause. Each of us are here to improve the health and well-being of people in Oregon, and beyond. Our core values of quality, service, transparency and diversity are essential in what we do, but ultimately important because of why we are here. We are here to serve. We are here to innovate. We are here to lead. We are looking forward to the dynamic impact you will make by joining OHSU.


Function/Duties of Position

The purpose of this job/position is to function as a member of the Rehabilitation Services patient care team by providing occupational therapy services in the Acute Care setting such as ADL training, energy conservation, splint fabrication for upper extremities, exercise, sensory integrations and perceptual/cognitive training to assist patients in improving their function in work, leisure and self-care.  


Treatment also includes patient/family education, and various therapeutic procedures to assist patients in improving function, strength, endurance, mobility and flexibility.  


Therapists evaluate each patient referred, establish treatment goals and objectives, develop and implement the treatment plan, and assist in the process of discharge planning and post-hospital placement. 


Therapists are expected to supervise therapy interns, assist with other educational research activities conducted by the department or the hospital and meet hospital standards regarding documentation and productivity.


Required Qualifications

  • BS, BA MS or OTD in Occupational Therapy. 
  • Completion of an occupational therapy educational program that is recognized by the Oregon Occupational Therapy Licensing Board.
  • Limited Permit or Oregon Occupational Therapy license must be obtained a the time of appointment
  • Current State of Oregon Occupational Therapy License
  • Current American Heart Healthcare Provider BLS Certification
  •  Ability to lift 40 lbs., to repeatedly carry equipment weighing more than 5 lbs. and to walk extensively on hard and soft surfaces.
  • Frequent bending and reaching to navigate medical equipment or perform treatment is required.
  • Must have knowledge of inpatient medical environments and equipment such as oxygen/ventilation/respiratory apparatuses.
  • Requires ability to respond quickly and appropriately to urgent medical situations that may arise with high risk or medically complex populations.
  • This position requires availability 4 shifts per pay period, with 2 of those shifts on weekends, as determined according to the Employer's needs
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Acute Hospital, SNF or Inpatient Rehabilitation experience OR student affiliation.
  • Ambulatory and acute care experience in pediatrics
  • OTD Preferred

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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