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Occupational Therapist

University of California - San Francisco Campus and Health
United States, San Francisco
June 01, 2023

Occupational Therapist

Rehabilitative Services - Inpatient

Full Time


Job Summary

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

This position will work a 4 days 10 hour schedule from Wednesday to Saturday at 8:00 -6:30 pm.

Under general direction and upon receipt of written referrals, the Staff Therapist O.T. II 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 O.T. may also supervise support personnel including Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and Rehabilitation Aides as well as O.T. and O.T.A. students. The Staff O.T. actively participates in departmental and organizational programs, including performance improvement activities, clinical education programs, and inservices and staff development activities.

A. Performs occupational therapy evaluations on referral by a licensed physician or dentist and administers various orthopedic, neurological, cognitive, visual assessment, visual-perceptual-motor, psychosocial, ADL and developmental tests to determine a patient's functional and psychosocial limitations.
B. Establishes short and long term therapeutic intervention goals based on the results of the evaluation and in consultation with the referring practitioner.
C. Develops therapeutic intervention plan based on results of the evaluation and established goals. Makes appropriate changes in therapeutic intervention programs according to the patient's progress and performance.
D. Administers direct patient care, utilizing the full range of occupational therapy techniques as outlined in the Series Concept.
E. Delegates and supervises any part of a patient's therapeutic intervention which can be legally and appropriately done by support staff.
F. Completes all aspects of discharge planning as appropriate.
G. Prepares, maintains and transmits accurate patient care records as required including services rendered, progress notes, discharge notes and third party payer reports (e.g. CCS, MediCare, Medi-Cal forms).
H. Communicates effectively and efficiently with patients, families, department staff, managers and other hospital personnel.
I. Reports on patients' progress at various rounds, clinics and conferences as indicated.
J. Demonstrates effective time management skills.

A. Participates in staff inservice education program, staff, and area meetings.
B. Participates in orientation and training of new staff.
C. Participates in and provides programs to the community and other hospital departments.
D. Participates in clinical instruction of affiliating occupational therapy students and in departmental educational activities related to other health care students (e.g. nursing, medical and pre-occupational therapy).
E. Seeks appropriate opportunities for ongoing education and professional development

A. Participates in department quality assurance and performance improvement activities.
B. Contributes to the goals of the department by participating in special projects, committees, etc.
C. Represents the department as a professional.

The final salary and offer components are subject to additional approvals based on UC policy.

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Department Description

The Department of Rehabilitative Services at UCSF Health provides Occupational, Physical, Speech, and Dysphagia Therapy for patients across UCSF Medical centers, including adult inpatients at UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus Heights and Mount Zion; infant and pediatric inpatients at Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco; pediatric outpatients at Parnassus Heights; and adult outpatients at Physical Therapy Faculty Practice clinics.

Required Qualifications

  • Possession of or proven eligibility for licensure as an Occupational Therapist by the Occupational Therapy Board of California.
  • Minimum of 12 months experience as a licensed therapist.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to recognize signs of distress.
  • Possession of or proven eligibility for CPR certification.
  • Basic computer skills in word processing and on line communication.
  • Possession of good interpersonal, time management, problem solving and self-initiation skills.
  • This position requires 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.

About UCSF

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.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report - 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.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

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.



Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Allied Health, Rehab Services

Bargaining Unit

University Professional and Technical Employees - Health Care Professionals Unit (UPTE-HX)

Employee Class





Mount Zion (SF)


Days, Weekends

Shift Length

10 Hours

Additional Shift Details

4 days 10 hour schedule from Wednesday to Saturday at 8:00 -6:30 pm.