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Occupational Therapist

Company: OrthoVirginia
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

OrthoVirginia, Virginia's largest provider of expert orthopedic and therapy care, is currently seeking a full-time, experienced Occupational Therapist to join our team! Along with a collaborative, team-oriented work environment, our outstanding employment package includes competitive salaries, excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits, paid time off (PTO), a generous 401k incentive plan, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a company-wide wellness program. Position Summary In a general orthopedic setting the Hand Therapist will provide evaluation and treatment services to a variety of patients in accordance with the physician referral and Plan of Care, focusing on the hand and upper extremity. The Hand Therapist will effectively treat and rehabilitate the patient through post operative rehabilitation, preventive care, non-operative/conservative treatment or industry consultation. The therapist works closely with the physician and patient to provide a continuum of care. The therapist directs patient participation in activities and exercise programs to restore, reinforce and enhance performance. members. We provide several programs including a new graduate mentoring program, an APTA accredited residency program, and Sports Performance. Other benefits include CEU reimbursement, Medbridge membership, medical/dental insurance with HSA options and 401k. Primary Functions and Accountabilities Performs detailed evaluations with patients to learn about their physical condition and symptoms Diagnoses movement dysfunction and other deficits in order to develop a treatment plan Communicates effectively with patients regarding expectations of treatment and achievement of patient goals Utilizes knowledge of patient's diagnosis, signs, and symptoms and results of diagnostic studies to determine the patient's level of function Interprets and organizes evaluation and assessment data Sets priorities and establishes realistic short term and long-term goals and outcomes Maintains patient records and documents goals and progress in a timely manner Instructs patients in how to properly perform therapeutic exercise techniques Guides patients appropriately through post-surgical protocols Make customized splints for patient as ordered Coordinates patient care with Physical Therapist Assistants and/or therapy technicians Schedules patients effectively for productive time utilization Documents and maintains a plan of care for each patient that include specific therapy orders in coordination with the medical plan of care Communicates effectively with the physician teams Communicates effectively and in a timely manner with front office, call center and billing staff when requested Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Strong written and verbal communication skills Ability to provide instructions clearly with close attention to detail Must be able to collaborate with other patient care team members Demonstrate compassion and encouragement to patients experiencing pain and frustration Maintain a positive and motivating outlook with patients Able to remain flexible, adaptable and calm in unexpected situations Able to exercise sound judgment in stressful situations Ability to make a variety of custom splints and educate patients in proper use and care Position Requirements BS, MS, or Doctorate in Physical or Occupational Therapy from an accredited school Current Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy License Certified Hand Therapist designation or drive to become a CHT Orthopedic practice experience in Hand Therapy preferred Current CPR certification #THERAPYOV Employment Type: Full Time

Keywords: OrthoVirginia, Chesapeake , Occupational Therapist, Healthcare , Chesapeake, Virginia

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