Certified Hand Therapist/OT-KORT-Lexington, KY(Bryan Station)

ID150675
Per Diem
1650 Bryan Station Road
Lexington, KY 40505
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Job Description

Certified hand therapists (CHT) we could use you in Lexington, KY at our Bryan Station Clinic!

Are you passionate about your profession and motivated to become the best? KORT Physical Therapy is looking for talented certified hand therapists (CHT) and hand therapists to join our team. KORT, a Select Medical’s outpatient division, is the leading employer for hand therapy throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. We have more than 55 centers throughout your community.

We are seeking local per diem hand therapists.

You must be a certified hand therapist or exam-ready and working in hand therapy. Best practices and evidence-based programs are utilized for individualized patient care. Our outpatient center’s staff is comprised of PTs, PTAs, OT, COTA, and ATs - specific to each facility and area. You will work closely with a large network of CHTs for support, education and schedule coverage.

Our centers are fully equipped to provide care to patients ranging from post surgical , non-operative to work conditioning. You will have the opportunity to work closely with excellent hand surgeons. If you are looking for a stable company with an ACTIVE, GROWING and THRIVING national Hand Therapy program, let's talk! 

KORT is part of the Select Medical Outpatient Division, a nationally prominent, locally driven provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation. We operate primarily as Select Physical Therapy, NovaCare Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Associates, Rehab Associates and Saco Bay Physical Therapy.  Together, these brands comprise a national network of more than 1700 centers in 37 states and the District of Columbia. The centers offer a wide range of general physical therapy services such as hand therapy, sports medicine and work injury prevention and management. Throughout the country, we also provide physical therapy and athletic training services to professional sports teams, colleges, universities and high schools and serve as the exclusive physical rehabilitation provider to several major U.S. corporations. #ACN

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the evaluation, plan of care, treatment, re-evaluation, discharge, and appropriate communications of high quality hand therapy services to patients and customers.
  • Develop treatment plans, supervise assistants and aides, contribute to case management, and provide quality patient care.
  • Maintain positive level of interaction with facilities and clients. Enhance and expand client relations with facilities and their staff.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school for Occupational Therapy.
  • Must hold specialty certification or licensure in Hand Therapy.
  • National registration and state licensure or registration REQUIRED.
  • Minimum of two years experience in application of custom splinting pre and post-op orthopedic required.
  • Minimum two years in outpatient physical therapy; hand and splinting experience required.
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift patients using appropriate biomechanical techniques frequently throughout the course of a work day/shift; must be capable of easily lifting fifty (50) pounds dead weight alone.
  • Ability to walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during a work day/shift.
  • Visual acuity (near and distant) sufficient to evaluate, diagnose and monitor patient needs and to maintain accurate records, recognize people and provide directions.
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand and give directions.
  • Ability to push wheeled equipment through the facility.
  • Possess fine motor skills for legible and accurate writing of reports, charting, scheduling, daily correspondence and presentations, either manually or through use of dictation equipment.
  • Possess grasp ability sufficient for cutting splint material.
  • Possess fine motor skills for effective and efficient handling of diagnostic or therapeutic equipment.

Additional Data

  • Nationally supported mentorship program therapists interested in pursuing their CHT credentials (available in most regions). Experienced therapist have the opportunity to become a mentor.
  • Our internal education department offers a : National UE symposium, additional certification course available for UE COMT, National journal club, National CHT study group, National hand therapy mentorship program, free local CEU’s, webinar training programs, National bulletin boards and blogs, free journal access.
  • These internal CEU accredited courses are FREE and UNLIMITED
  • Hand team meetings in each local area and virtual meetings and training available.
  • Clinical Case Studies & Newsletters
  • Opportunities to observe in physician clinics and work in contracted positions in physician’s clinics
  • Opportunity for research activities and publications
  • Opportunity to teach internal courses on a national  and local level and contribute to other educational activities
  • Opportunity to develop and participate in program development for special populations
  • Opportunity to deliver unique programs to industrial workers: on-site visits, on site therapy, work conditioning, FCE, ergonomic assessments and pre-employment testing
  • Our staff includes national speakers and educators, researchers, therapists published in textbooks and peer reviewed journals, active leaders in national associations.
  • We provide services to professional sports teams, colleges, universities and high schools

KORT Physical Therapy a subsidiary of Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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