Occupational Therapist I

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
May 29, 2022

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Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Screens patients to determine need for intervention and initiates referrals as appropriate.
  • Evaluates patients and interprets data using entry level skills.
  • Entry level skills defined as: the ability to formulate effective treatment plans based on knowledge/skills obtained in school and through internships.
  • Demonstrates entry level skills in developing treatment goals and plans based on evaluation data, rehabilitation potential, discharge plans, and in coordination with goals and plans of patient, family and other care team members.
  • Demonstrates entry level skill and creativity in implementing patient treatment programs which are safe, effective, and efficient.
  • Demonstrates entry level skills in modifying treatment plans according to patient needs and progress, terminates treatment appropriately, and develops appropriate discharge and post discharge plansCompletes evaluations, progress notes, reassessments, discharge summaries, and third party reimbursement reports per established departmental, institutional and regulatory requirements within required time frames.
  • Collaborates with physician and other healthcare professionals to ensure ongoing integrated patient care.
  • Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationships with patient and caregivers.
  • Attends team and family conferences; interprets pertinent findings and contributes to the development of a multidisciplinary plan of care.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of staff. Fosters the development of teamwork within the department while meeting the needs of departments being served.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

Minimum Education:
  • Master's Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy.

Minimum Experience:
  • Entry level position, no experience required, only preferred.
  • Prefer acute care internship experience.

Req. Certification/Licensure:
  • Current Occupational Therapist license in the State of California, or licensed applicant status in the state of California.
  • BLSCertification (through American Heart Association)
  • For pediatric service, CCS Panel provider or complete application within 60 days of hire or when hours attained.

Preferred Education:
  • Master's Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy.

Preferred Experience:
  • Experience in practicing managed care and with other third party payor regulations preferred.

Additional Information:
  • Per Diem
  • Multiple positions available
  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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