Feeding Therapist - OT, PT or SLP, Per Diem

Job ID 2021-39672
Area of Interest
Rehab & Alternative Medicine
Location Name
Hospital Main Campus
FTE/Hours per pay period
Per Diem (hours per bi-weekly pay periods varies)
Work Status
Per Diem
Occupational Therapy
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
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As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.


We are seeking a per diem feeding therapist to join our Infant Therapy team. This position will provide evaluation and treatment of feeding skills for inpatient and/or outpatient infants 0-12 months of age with a variety of diagnoses. Therapists applying should have skills in pre-feeding activities, initiating and progressing bottle and breastfeeding, managing oral feeding programs in tube fed infants, transitioning from tube to oral feeding, and introduction of solids foods. Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapists will be considered.


Provide individualized services to patients to improve occupational performance and collaborate with patients, families and treatment teams to improve functional outcomes for the patient.




Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelors Degree in occupational or physical therapy or a Master's degree in Speech Language       Pathology from accredited university.

- Minimum 3 years of infant feeding therapy experience, NICU experience and/or Lactation experience preferred


Required Credentials:
- Current Washington State license to practice as an occupational or physical therapist or a speech-language pathologist.
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) if applying as a speech language pathologist.


- Masters or Doctorate degree if an occupational or physical therapist.
- Experience in acute care pediatric therapy (OT/PT/SLP).
- Minimum 3 years of infant feeding therapy experience, NICU experience and/or Lactation experience


In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

Covid-19 Vaccination

In accordance with Washington state law, Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

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Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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