Occupational Therapist – Inpatient/Home-based Outpatient/ Long Term Care | Full-Time

Holly Thompson

Job Summary:

As an Occupational Therapist at BMHD you will join a Rehabilitation team that includes Speech Language Pathology and Physical Therapy. We are a close team with management that supports a healthy work life balance for our employees and values high quality care for our patients. Our OT treats 1 on 1 with 45-60 minutes appointments and has time for documentation each day. We provide a continuing education stipend each year and include trainings into our therapist’s schedules.

The Occupational Therapist will perform duties as assigned for improving a patient’s function in skilled occupational therapy care, working closely with patients to develop strategies to maximize independence & safety with activities of daily living, such as toileting, dressing, bathing, meal preparation & other household chores in order to resume valuable roles & responsibilities.  An individualized evaluation determines client/family goals & customized interventions improve the person’s ability to perform activities accomplished through therapeutic use of activities or “occupations” in an evidenced-based practice deeply rooted in science.  The occupational therapists skillfully identify necessary home modifications & safety equipment to reduce fall risk with a focus on adapting the environment& /or task to fit the person’s current needs.  This position covers 2 different practice settings even though it takes place in a CAH: Home-based outpatient, inpatient, transitional care (swing bed) and long term care.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Promote the mission, vision and values of BMHD.
  • Assists the physician in the evaluation, diagnosis, and prognosis of patient by applying muscle, nerve, joint, and functional ability testing. Develops the occupational therapy treatment plan based on these results and revises as necessary, assisting the physician in developing the plan of care for the patient.
  • Treat patients safely to relieve pain, develop, or restore function to optimal ability. Directs and aids patients in active and passive exercises, muscle re-education, activities of daily living, transfer activities, functional training, prosthetic training, safety and education. Provides education for safe and effective participation in I/ADL’s implementing adaptations and modifications when appropriate.
  • Provide ongoing assessment and analysis of patient functioning and progress. This therapy involves providing treatment which takes into account the risks and benefits of that treatment regime relevant to the patient’s medical condition, rehabilitation potential and prognosis.
  • Provide timely and complete documentation following department guidelines and compliance requirements. Follows any indicated HIPPA, Medicare, Medicaid as well as state, organizational and department rules.
  • Coordinate therapy activities with other health care disciplines. This includes coordinating services through consultation with appropriate agencies to ensure follow-up and continuing care as needed.
  • Participate in quality and performance improvement activities within the department including but not limited to measurement and continuous improvement of clinical competency, regulatory compliance, outcome achievement, resource management, work team performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Any additional duties pertaining to the daily operations of the Rehabilitation Services Department as assigned by the Rehabilitation Services Manager.

Our Core Accountabilities are:

  • Customer Service and the Patient Experience
  • Teamwork and Trust
  • Productivity, Initiative and Self-Motivated
  • Personal, Professional and Clinical Growth
  • Technical Skills and Continued Education

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree
  • Graduate from an Accredited School of Occupational Therapy


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Occupational Therapy license, in good standing with the State of Oregon

Prefer: 5-10 years of working OT experience in Outpatient, Inpatient, and School-Based Settings

For more information, contact:

Holly Thompson, Human Resources Generalist
hthompson@bluemountainhospital.org | (541) 575-3820

Why Blue Mountain Hospital District & Grant County?

The Blue Mountain Hospital District (BMHD) is located in Grant County, Oregon, at the heart of the John Day River, in beautiful, rural, Eastern Oregon.  Our District is comprised of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Family & Rural Medicine Clinic, Home Health and Hospice, Emergency Medical Services, an Intermediate Care Center and all of the supporting ancillary departments necessary to care for the health and wellness of our community.

Our District spans from John Day to Prairie City, nestled in a valley surrounded by the Blue Mountains.  The Strawberry Mountain Range and John Day River Valley offers a variety of outdoor activities, from abundant hiking/mountain biking/horse riding trails to high and low lakes and ponds.  Our area is known to be a “go to” place not just for recreation, but also for big game hunting and fishing!

Join our family-like team and settle into a lifestyle that is hard to beat!

For more information on our area, visit our Grant County Chamber of Commerce page at: https://www.gcoregonlive.com/ and https://www.discoverjohnday.com/