Jobs Home > Traveling Nurse > OR - Oregon (All) > PeaceHealth > PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at University District > Occupational Therapist - First Episode Program Job

Occupational Therapist - First Episode Program Job

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at University District
Type Full time Posted 5/9/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/1/2014
OR - Oregon (All) - Eugene Referral - n/a -    

Occupational Therapist - First Episode Program Job

Date:Jun 6, 2014

Location:Eugene, OR, US


Req ID:38066

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

Department:First Episode Program (4970)

PeaceHealth has an exciting opportunity to join our First Episode Program team as an Occupational Therapist. 

This is a 30 hr/wk,  Day Shift position.

Occupational Therapists participate in the evaluation and treatment of patients, determining plan-of-care and treatment goals appropriate to the age of the patient served. Responsible for providing occupational therapy and evaluation to individuals experiencing a mental illness, with emphasis on working with young adults who have first episode symptoms of psychosis.


  • Collaborates with the individual, individual’s family/support system, and other clinicians to include information gained through the occupational therapy assessment in the development and implementation of the overall recovery plan.
  • Provides direct intervention services to individuals and their families and consultation to other team members for developing educational supports (individual education plans [IEPs] or 504 plans) and determining vocational supports/services.
  • Works as a member of a trans-disciplinary team by participating in weekly case review meetings, collaborative treatment planning, and supporting individual progress through integrated care.
  • Collaborates with other healthcare professionals as necessary to ensure smooth continuous care of the patients.  Acts as liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staffs to facilitate problem solving and coordination of other services and act as an educational resource.
  • Maintains appropriate clinical records.
  • Works with OT student affiliation programs.
  • Possible weekly travel to Douglas County EASA program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelors, Masters, or doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college required.


  • General knowledge of field and ability to utilize library resource appropriately
  • Previous experience as a registered Occupational Therapist is preferred.
  • Experience in OT modalities for treatment of psychosis preferred.


  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
  • Certified, Licensed or Registered according as required by State hired to perform clinical practice
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license and ability to transport clients in a PeaceHealth vehicle (no major traffic or alcohol/drug-related convictions within the last 5 years).

Other skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment
  • Ability to assess patient’s condition and exercise independent judgment

Location:Physician & Surgeons South Building (427) 
Job Category:  PT, OT, Speech Therapy
Shift:  Day
Shift Length:Variable
Work Type:  Part Time
Salary range starts at: $30.77
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Occupational Therapist - Oregon

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
Posting Notes: Eugene, OR || PT, OT, Speech Therapy || Part Time || BEHAVIORAL HLTH SVCS 

Nearest Major Market:Eugene
Job Segment:Medical, Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Fundraising, Healthcare, Part Time, Nonprofit