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Certified Hand Therapist

Grey Staffing
Elkin, North Carolina, United States
July 19, 2018


"Occupational Therapist to function as our Certified Hand Therapist. Nestled in the western Piedmont wine country of North Carolina in Elkin, our hospital has provided high-quality medical care for residents over a distinguished 84-year history. A private, not-for-profit hospital, we employ more than 700 people, and are served by more than 70 physicians representing 26 specialties and subspecialties. In a recent national patient satisfaction survey, the hospital's patients gave the outpatient department a 99 percent excellent rating, the emergency department a 94 percent rating and OB-GYN services 98 percent. Most recently the hospital received an ""A"" grade for patient safety, and is only one of four hospitals in northwestern North Carolina receiving this grade. In addition, following a 2009 quality evaluation, Press Ganey awarded the hospital's outpatient surgery department a prestigious Summit Award, reserved for clients who achieve and maintain extraordinary results. Job Description: M-F, 8am-5pm. The Occupational Therapist is responsible for completing evaluations, developing written treatment plans, and providing ongoing treatments that are designed to improve the patients functional status in conjunction with the overall treatment objectives. The hand therapist will work directly with the hand surgeon and orthopedic rehabilitation team to support, develop, and implement pre- and post- surgical protocols for hand rehabilitation services throughout the health system. The hand therapist will treat the following, but not limited to, conditions: tendon injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, crush injuries, repetitive motion disorders, lacerations, arthritis, joint replacement, and digit reattachments. Services provided by the hand therapist will include post-operative management of upper extremities, custom orthoses of the upper extremities, joint mobilization, instrument-assisted soft tissue techniques, manual therapy, taping techniques, wound and scar management, edema management, work simulation, range of motion, strengthening, and arthritis management. The hand therapist will be proficient and skilled in fabricating and choosing appropriate splints and other adaptive equipment. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Registered by the American Occupational Therapy Association or successfully complete the educational requirements of OT and Licensed in the state of North Carolina/Certificate required. Participates in annual CPR certification. 5 years of previous experience as an Occupational Therapist. Must hold specialty certification or licensure in Hand Therapy. Maintains a high level of mental and emotional tolerance and even temperament when dealing with ill people; uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgment, and a professional attitude when relating with patients, families, and co-workers at all times. Actively functions as a patient advocate. Must have thorough knowledge of all necessary patient assessment techniques, treatment techniques and the operation and maintenance of all unit specific equipment. CPR certification is required along with general knowledge of fire, safety, disaster, and infection control policies and procedures. Demonstrates an ability to respond to changing workloads and performs in an accurate and precise manner in crisis and emergency situations when time is critical.