Career Opportunities

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Certified Hand Therapist

 

We are currently seeking an experienced, professional licensed Certified Hand Therapist. Candidates should be flexible and have a strong desire to work both independently and as a team. The ideal candidate will have outpatient experience, be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be comfortable seeing patients independently. Requires excellent assessment skills and a strong work ethic. Arthritis & Sports offers a competitive salary, malpractice insurance, full medical, dental, vision, short-term disability and 401(k) plans. CME reimbursement available.

 

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Assists patients with all phases of hand therapy treatment and techniques including orthosis fabrication, exercise instruction, manual therapy techniques, modalities, and activities of daily living.

  • Evaluates incoming patient conditions to determine appropriate physical treatment programs and consults with referring physicians regarding diagnosis.

  • Documents treatments rendered on billing sheets and in appropriate patient charts, records patient conditions and responses to treatments in charts after each visit, prepares patient care and progress notes and other required forms as requested.

  • Develops and implements physical/occupational therapy treatment programs based on each patient’s particular needs.

  • Consults with referring Physicians regarding patient diagnosis and communicates changes via progress notes.

  • Communicates with referring Physicians and other team members (Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants) regarding patient therapy and equipment.

  • Communicates with Physical Therapy Assistants to perform interim therapy evaluations to continually modify and update treatment programs.

  • Operates and applies knowledge of standard therapy equipment.

  • Composes discharge notes for patients and refers to appropriate outside sources as necessary.

  • Attends continuing educational courses to obtain advanced critical skills. 

  • Maintains current knowledge of Physical/Occupational Therapist roles and continuing trends in the industry.

  • Communicates with potential referral sources to expand existing business and cultivate new business.

 

SKILLS:

 

  • Oral and written communication

  • Technical communication

  • Customer relations

  • Customer service

  • Diplomacy

  • Filing

  • Math Aptitude

  • Organization

  • Planning

  • Professionalism

  • Project Management

  • Presentation

  • Reading Skills

  • Time Management

  • Computer Literacy

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral degree in Occupational or Physical Therapy from an accredited school

  • Current Virginia PT/OT license

  • Certified Hand Therapist (preferred)

  • CPR/AED/First Aid certifications

  • Prior outpatient work-related experience (preferred)

 

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