Outpatient Occupational Therapist – OT – Hand Experience Required

Outpatient Occupational Therapist – OT – Hand Experience Required

Outpatient Occupational Therapist - OT - Hand Experience Required



POSITION TYPE: Occupational Therapist

SPECIALTY UNIT: Outpatient Orthopedics

LOCATION: Elk Grove, CA

SHIFT: Days

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent


Job Overview:

We are seeking a highly qualified and dedicated Occupational Therapist to join our Outpatient Rehabilitation team. As a key member of our healthcare staff, you will specialize in providing expert care to patients with upper extremity injuries and conditions. The ideal candidate will hold a CHT credential and have a passion for promoting optimal hand and upper extremity function through evidence-based rehabilitation techniques.


Responsibilities:

  1. Patient Evaluation and Diagnosis:
  • Conduct thorough assessments of patients with upper extremity injuries, including the hand, wrist, and elbow.
  • Utilize advanced clinical skills and diagnostic tools to formulate accurate diagnoses.
  1. Customized Treatment Planning:
  • Develop individualized treatment plans based on assessment findings, patient goals, and evidence-based interventions.
  • Administer specialized hand therapy techniques, exercises, and manual interventions to enhance functional mobility and reduce pain.
  1. Orthotic Fabrication and Prescription:
  • Evaluate the need for and fabricate custom orthotic devices to support hand and upper extremity rehabilitation.
  • Provide recommendations for orthotic prescriptions to optimize patient outcomes.
  1. Patient Education:
  • Educate patients on their hand and upper extremity conditions, treatment plans, and home exercise programs.
  • Offer guidance on ergonomic principles, adaptive techniques, and strategies for injury prevention.
  1. Collaboration with Healthcare Team:
  • Work collaboratively with referring physicians, orthopedic specialists, and other healthcare professionals to coordinate comprehensive patient care.
  • Communicate effectively with interdisciplinary team members to ensure continuity of care.
  1. Documentation and Record Keeping:
  • Maintain accurate and detailed documentation of patient evaluations, progress, and treatment plans in accordance with regulatory standards.
  • Provide timely and clear reports to healthcare providers as needed.
  1. Continuing Education:
  • Stay abreast of advancements in hand therapy and upper extremity rehabilitation.
  • Participate in continuing education activities to maintain and enhance CHT credentials.


Qualifications:

  • Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) credential preferred, Hand experience required.
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as an Occupational Therapist (OT).
  • Proficient in custom orthotic fabrication and prescription.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and continuing education.


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