Resurgens Orthopaedics

Occupational Therapist/Hand Therapist

US-GA-Atlanta
Job ID
2017-2804

Overview

The Occupational Therapist (OT) partners with Resurgens’ physicians to provide comprehensive care to our patients.  The OT creates and implements a plan for returning patients to optimal physical health by evaluating patient needs and performing specific occupational therapy procedures as they relate to the recovery of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders.

 

The Hand Therapist will work side-by-side with a hand surgeon and will possess a Georgia license, be modality certified, and preferably have experience in an outpatient hand therapy environment.  The case load includes the treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

Responsibilities

  • Performs diagnostic exam to evaluate/assess patient needs of the UE;
  • Creates treatment plans in accordance with instructions and consent of referring physician;
  • Evaluates patient treatment programs in coordination with the medical staff;
  • Performs written re-evaluations in preparation for patients return for follow-up Physician appointments, or at a minimum documents progress every six (6) therapy sessions;
  • Provides services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients;
  • Fabricates custom-made splints, and communicates with physician to ensure the patient receives the correct splint;
  • Supervises the services of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA’s) to ensure compliance with the treatment plan;
  • Supervises the technicians or aides to ensure any interaction with any patient is within their scope of practice;
  • Meets or communicates regularly with a variety of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, occupational therapists,  physical therapists, and case managers to ensure successful patient treatment outcomes;
  • Documents evaluative findings, treatments administered, the assessment of patient response to treatment and treatment plan, and other relevant information;
  • Provides excellent customer service engaging in the use of clear, comprehensive, and frequent communication with patients, family members, or other members of the rehab team;
  • Educates patients in the prevention of injuries, conditioning, and rehabilitation of injuries;
  • Other duties as assigned;

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate degree from an accredited university occupational therapy program;
  • Georgia State License granted by the Georgia Board of Occupational Therapy required;
  • Georgia State Modality Certification required:
  • Current Basic Life Support (CPR, BLS) certificates required;
  • Specialty certifications are welcome; CHT preferred;
  • Two years experience treating patients in an orthopedic setting preferred.

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